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Old 02-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Tang in a 45?

I have a 45 gallon tank and was wondering if it would be ok to put a yellow tang into it. I have the bio capacity, wondering about size and health if I did.....I don't want to be cruel!
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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That would be cruel IMO. Tangs need swimming space. A 6' tank is preferred. Additionally, yellow tangs can be mean and with such a small area to roam, I'd see it becoming more agressive towards any other fish in tha tank. Also, the stress of such a small space can easily cause illness.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Oh....darn ok. Any tanglike fish that I can have?
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #4
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Kole eye? Bristletooth?
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the smallest i would add a tang to is a 4ft tank, and only temporarily.
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Dang! Butterfly?
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I would look at the dwarf angels. They are nice bright and active fish like the tangs but they will be much better suited to a tank that size. Flame angel and a lemon peel angel are some of my favorites. Lemon peels if you find a nice one are actually highlighter yellow in person. Pictures don't even close to do them justice.
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Ok, I think I can settle with that, thanks a ton!
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Are corals being kept in this 45g?? If so, what type? Dwarf angels will often nip.
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None yet, but hoping for it in the future, still relatively new tank.....what kinds are safest with dwarfs?
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