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Old 01-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Tang question

I am planning to get a tang or two for my 180 gallon when it finishes cycling and I had some questions. Would a sailfin and a powder brown get along? ( general question as I know it depends on the fish). Another question is I have been buying food to prepare and I got nls pellets and omega one red algae sheets. Was curious since the nls has algae and spirulina if the algae sheets are still needed for optimal health? Thank you
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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I only have one yellow tang so take this for what its worth, but both are on the more passive end of the tang scale. I think in a tank that size, especially if introduced at the same time, you would be just fine. The brown powder is a great looking fish, I'd add one if I didn't think my yellow would beat him up too much. Good luck.
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Thank you for the response. What do you feed your tang?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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He eats pellets daily, mysis shrimp every 2 or 3 days and dried seaweed on alternating days. He also grazes on alge on he rock continually. Seaweed is definetely his favorite.
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They will get along fine just as long as you add then at the same time, personaly I would add 4 tangs to that tank at the same time, sailfin, powder brown, Naso, and a yellow tang. that's my future stock list
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Just be carefull adding 4 fish that size at once could cause a spike in ur numbers. From what I have seen even though a little dif from what I read I have never had a prb with a tang attacking a new addition to a tank including other tangs.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #7
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Also the naso and powder brown are similar especially as juveniles so they are more apt to fight. If I had to pick four tangs for a 180(which I have may not go with 4 tangs tho) is a naso, dejardini sailfin, achillies, and purple.
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Well I know for sure I won't be getting four tangs. I have my porcupine puffer and my dwarf lion from my other tank . Probably going to be overstocked if I go with more fish than that. What kind of foods do your tangs eat?
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Just those two u would he absolutly fine with 4 tangs if u wanted not much past that but def can get away with it. You could have those two 4 tangs plus a few smaller fish imo
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I wouldn't go 4 tangs but I like a variety. But mine eat everything nori formula two mysis brine etc basically everything. Love nori tho
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