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Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #41
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That was one of the most rational posts I have read in a long time. Your obvious love of these creatures has conquered your greed to own them and display them. That is a major step. You have also placed yourself on the path of least disappointment and failure. Keep this attitude up and the tangs you will without doubt own, will be fat and long lived .
Those tangs look awesome! And thanks. I do really like to baby my fish, within my budget of corse, and I hope that that I will be able to house a tang. I will keep doing research but as u all know every fish is different and some yellow tangs are happy and others are not so sure I will get one but I think a kole tang is on the list forsure
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #42
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Here is my tank. It's 48" long but pretty wide and tall. Plenty of swimming room I think. How do u guys feel about the yellow tang in there? Should I stick with a kole tang or another species

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #43
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IMO I would see how a Kole does. 48" is not enough swimming room for a yellow to grow full sized. Even my yellow tangs in my 300 gallon are on the small side after 3 years, even though they are fat.
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IMO I would see how a Kole does. 48" is not enough swimming room for a yellow to grow full sized. Even my yellow tangs in my 300 gallon are on the small side after 3 years, even though they are fat.
Ok I will go with the kole and that might be my lone tang :/
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Just see how it goes. The Kole will be a good first tang for you. They are very beautiful when they get towards adulthood. And very active. Mine doesn't like lettuce much, but accepts some nori and home made foods. They are real glass and rock algae browsers. I get Kole tang lip marks on my glass if I let a little algae accumulate.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:53 AM   #46
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Just see how it goes. The Kole will be a good first tang for you. They are very beautiful when they get towards adulthood. And very active. Mine doesn't like lettuce much, but accepts some nori and home made foods. They are real glass and rock algae browsers. I get Kole tang lip marks on my glass if I let a little algae accumulate.
I hear they are a good addition to a clean up crew. Haha. And thanks for the help. Any other species I could look into getting?
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Gobies, wrasses, blennies, dwarf angels (some of them) and firefish.
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What are you dimensions? I can't find a four foot 125g anywhere online.
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I would also recommend the scopus tang for that size tank. My tank is 8' and 30" front to back, and I have a 6" vlamingi tang that i just feel is cramped in there.
The trouble is, where to put him? If I return him to the LFS, there is a chance it will be sold and end up in a 46 bowfront or something worse. It's like dropping a dog off at the shelter....
I think I'm going to have to upgrade eventually.
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I would also recommend the scopus tang for that size tank. My tank is 8' and 30" front to back, and I have a 6" vlamingi tang that i just feel is cramped in there.
The trouble is, where to put him? If I return him to the LFS, there is a chance it will be sold and end up in a 46 bowfront or something worse. It's like dropping a dog off at the shelter....
I think I'm going to have to upgrade eventually.
My problem exactly. But there is a limit to what I have space for, so go figure.
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