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Old 04-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Tang for a 66 gallon?

Are their any tangs besides the kole tang that dont need a 6 foot tank??? I woul never put a tang in a tank that is too small, so i wont put one in the 66 gal unless it would be happy. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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This would be the tank

http://www.fishtanksdirect.com/redse...FW-CtgodqhASxw
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Well the Bristletooth tangs all list a 70 gal as minimum. Even at that I think many will say that is pushing it depending on rockwork and swim room designed into the tank. I have decided for myself to keep one Bristletooth tang in my 72 bowfront and not 2 tangs for sure.
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Okay thank you! We plan on having a pretty wide open rock scape, lots of swimming room! Maybe 1 tang... A kole?
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If your set on a tang I would go with a bristle tooth. They seem to get a little smaller.
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Okay thank you! We plan on having a pretty wide open rock scape, lots of swimming room! Maybe 1 tang... A kole?
If you do that I would suggest not getting another grazer for sure. I have been reading alot this weekend on tangs and any other grazer like a dwarf angel will be competing for the niche. You will need to supplement from what I have read with sea weed, algae sheets or other herbivore quality food. I have read that spinach, and romain lettuce if steamed or frozen are ok on the veggie clip also but I have elected to go with marine based algae sheets on the clip. It is a more natural food souce for the tangs so I just feel it must be better. Just MHO.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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Why not just get a 75?
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A Kole or something similar is all I would consider for that. Pushing it a bit, but as long as the tank isn't overstocked, the tang is well fed, and seems happy and healthy, could work. Other than the coveted "I have a tang!" status, any particular reason you want one? If for algae control, consider a rabbitfish. Fun, amusing, interesting, and some will even eat valonia!
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input! And guys i am not set on a tang at all, lol. I would love to own one, but if he wont fit in the tank he wont fit, i am ok with that. I dont wanna put a fish in a tank that is too small i cant get a 75 because this tank has everything! Its amazing, a great setup! I would suppliment his foot with some algea and seaweed i would like one because i feel like they really bring a reef tank to life! They are very active and thats what i like about them
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The Ctenochaetus sp. tangs are all bristletooth varieties. Take a look at liveaqaria.com under tangs and look for this and bristletooth labels. These are all the smaller tangs I am aware of. The other benefit of this variety of tang is they seem to be more hardy and less prone to ich.
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