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Old 12-01-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Tangs and angels

I am so done with angels and tangs every one i have had has died..... Does any body do good because i am done .....please some one positive words please
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:48 AM   #2
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I am so done with angels and tangs every one i have had has died..... Does any body do good because i am done .....please some one positive words please
I personally don't have any (yet) but I've always heard they are fairly hardy and fairly easy to keep. How long has your tank been running? What size is your tank? What are thier tank mates? What's your parameters? How often are your water changes? Lots of questions I know but all needed to find out why your losing fish. Sorry for your losses.
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I got a regal tang a nasso tang and a yellow tang no troubles here I'm no expert either been going a year
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My Atlantic blue tang and bristletooth tang are both around 4 yrs old. My Lamark angel is also about 4 yrs old.
What size tank do you have and how long has it been running?
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Until the recent hurricane I had a yellow tang that was thirteen yrs old, A yellow eyed Kole tang that was 10 yrs old and a scopas tang that was 8 yrs old. One thing to remember about tangs are that they are herbivores and need plenty of vegetable matter like dried seaweed and other greens.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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Until the recent hurricane I had a yellow tang that was thirteen yrs old, A yellow eyed Kole tang that was 10 yrs old and a scopas tang that was 8 yrs old. One thing to remember about tangs are that they are herbivores and need plenty of vegetable matter like dried seaweed and other greens.
What else would you reccomend besides seaweed?
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I always fed a variety to my tangs. Vitamin fortified brine, mysis shrimp, flake and dried seaweed. My flake is spirulina flake and Reef nutrition formula 2, both which are vegetable based flake food. I usually dont like to recommend but I do feed mine broccoli. They like eating the buds off the heads. I just feed small pieces on a clip. I know alot of folks frown on it because it`s not found in the natural habitat of the tang but I`ve had no problem for over thirteen years so far. Just a suggestion.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:19 PM   #8
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I never had much luck with angels either actually, but I kept a yellow tang very successfully for quite some time, until I recognized that my tank was too small for him and got him to a friend's much larger tank.

Far as I know that fish is still doing fine some 6 or 7 years later...
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My Lamark angel is also about 4 yrs old.
Have any pictures? I have one too but only been 2 months. How big do they get?
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tangs also like calerpa, whats nice is that you can have calerpa in your fuge and once it ourgrows it you can prune it and put some in the main display for the tangs to eat
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