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Old 04-09-2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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Suggestions for a Tang

I am looking at adding a Tang to my current 90 gallon corner tank and was wondering what suggestions people have...I don't want something very expensive or difficult and am not at all interested in the yellow or purple tang..

Current Set up: 1 Koran Angel Fish, 1 Banded Coral Shrimp, Multiple snails & hermit crabs, mushrooms, frogspawn, Green Star Polyps...

Thanks in advance for the help....
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I would suggest one of the bristletooth tangs (ctenochaetus sp) like a Kole tang as they stay a smaller size and will do good in a 4' tank.
You definitely do not want to get a big tang since you have a Koran already, which can get to be 16"...and is not a good fish for your 90.
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Or maybe a Powder Brown Tang (Acanthurus japonicus).
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Powder brown isn't too hardy IMO. Ick and stuff like that I hear too often. I also like the bristletooth choices since they stay smaller. If not the yellow eyed kole, there are other bristletooths too chosse from. They also love to nibble on the algae, hence the softer and different shaped mouth.

Tangs need swim room like 6' tanks and a corner doesn't give you much. I'd stick with the bristletooth variety.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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Here's my bristletooth.

Oh yeah, and if you really like tangs, how about the jeweled tang? About $500 bucks.
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Here's my 2 spot bristletooth (c. binotatus).




And with a few of his buddies at feeding time.

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Info: Acanthurus japonicus is much hardier than that of Acanthurus nigricans, which both go by Powder brown tang.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:03 PM   #8
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That's why I included the scientific name. Thank.

Also, Ich magnet may be an overdone statement. If proper QT measures are taken and water parameters are kept up, even a blue hippo (Paracanthurus hepatusis) not an Ich magnet. But that's another thread <g>
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Id say a yellow eyed Kole tang would be a good addition. And even though I do agree with your accessment cmor I would say that certain tangs are more prone to ick But I do agree that if someone uses proper QT measures that they have a much better chance. I`m not disagreeing with you.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the input....I think I'm starting to lean towards the 2 Spot Bristletooth....
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