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Old 05-30-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Tang-like fish?

I have a 45 gallon tank so am therefore unable to house a tang. But I absolutely love these fish, especially the ones shaped like the yellow tang. I also love their smooth color and tiny scales. Are there any more suitable fish for a 45 gallon tank that are similar and share some of these characteristics? Please, any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I really do love these fish!
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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I know of one fish that somewhat looks like a yellow tang. It is a yellow dwarf angel fish.
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Angelfish

There are tons of dwarf angel fish that are unique. Here is a page that lists several.

Dwarf Angelfish: Flame Angelfish and other Dwarf Angels

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Oh, also important did you need reef safe? The dwarf angels can nip at corals...
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It'd be good but not necessary. I like dwarf angels but it's the shape and tiny scales that I really like on tangs....I don't know, I just really wish I could have one but since I can't I need to realize that I won't find a perfect substitute.....
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Is there any chance whatsoever that there is a single type of tang that I could keep if i set up the tank properly and keep it understocked?
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The smallest tank requirement tang Ibelieve is the yellow eye Kole tang. They can go in a 75 but a 125 is better.

Trust me, I sooo feel your pain. I started a sw tank so i could get a yellow tang. The 29g i started with was too small of course, then I went to a 55g, and also too small. LOL I am in the middle of a 125g build right now and will get my tangs finally.
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may be able to get away with a yellow eye kole tang.I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong though
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I'm planning on an upgrade in around a year and a half....if I got a really small one corks I get away with it till then?
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I'm planning on an upgrade in around a year and a half....if I got a really small one corks I get away with it till then?
It would be better to wait for the new tank. A tang might not last a month let alone a year in your tank. They get stressed really easy and need the swim room to thrive. Im sorry to be the bringer of bad news. I had the same bad news delivered to me once upon a time.

Have u looked at the lemon peel angel? Almost looks like a tang.
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Yea....I suppose, but it doesn't have the smooth high fin and snout....oh well 
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