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Old 06-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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tang choice

Should I go with a yellow tang or kole tang for my 90 tank. I want the tang to eat the green hair algae on my rocks
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i would get a kole tang i got one i love it real nice centerpiece fish
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I'd go for the Kole or another bristletooth variety. I believe their softer mouth (hence the bristletooth name) makes them more likely to nibble at rock.
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My yellow tang spends 99 % of his time nibbling on anything that looks like it might have something to eat...
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I want a kole bad for my 75 but I am terrified that it will get ich. If I were you I would get the kole because it stays a little smaller although I think the yellow tang is way more attractive.
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... But too big for a 90g/4 foot tank
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yes... thus suggested the kole
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:54 AM   #8
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I know this is not the answer you are looking for, but, if you want to combat hair algae, look elsewhere. The tang may help out, but you need to address your water/light first in order to beat the hair algae on your rocks.
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Good point we all overlooked. Tangs are great fish, but the source should be the main focus of your efforts.
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I agree. Find the source and nip the algea in the bud. I still think as a tang that the yellow eyed Kole tang should do pretty good in that tank.
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