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Old 05-15-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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regal tang in a reef ?????

Is it possible to put a Regal tang in a reef ??
and will it be ok with my yellow tang ????
my LFS says regal tang is not good choice in a reef tank !!
wot do u guys think ?
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Regal tangs are one of the few tangs that can be put in a reef. However, your yellow tang might not take the regal very happily. Yellow tangs can be vicious to newcomers.

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how big is the tank.
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The regal goes very well in a reef and will be a great help with algae. That being said, they are very prone to ich and we have lost 3 of them in the 2 years we have been trying. The next thing you need to consider is whether you have enough space for two tangs in a 70g tank. It is recommended to have a 75 for a tang and you want to put 2 in it. It will depend on how many inches of fish you will end up with. How much free swimming room you have versus how much is taken up be rock and coral. We think we have enough room for two in a 90g and the tank still looked empty. If it were me and if your rock and fish load is not heavy I would give it a try. Just know that if they get big, you may have to trade in fish or trade up tanks.
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