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Old 12-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Tangs for 55 Gal?

What kind of tang could I keep in my 55g? Any?
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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The smallest of the tangs requires at least a 75 gallon.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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I also have a 55 gallon and dream of some day having a tang. I'll have to upgrade first though. There are tons of cool other fish!
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If you are just doing fish only, you can look at dwarf angels that have similar body types, though if you are doing corals I would advise against it as they often nip and damage corals.
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You CAN get a small Hippo Tang. Just don't plan on having it for years, you're gonna have to give it away/sell it when it gets bigger.
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I totally disagree.
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I totally disagree.
Most will. It's not recommended at all... but it's possible.
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A Tomini Tang or MAYBE a Kole Tang.
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The smallest tank I would ever put a tang in would be a 4 footer and that's with a future upgrade in mind, there are tons of other awesome fish out there
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The thing you have to think about tangs are very prone to stress related disease ich can be stress related but things like lateral line disease and hold in the head. I would rather not have a fish in my healthy tank rather than risking all my fish just so I can have one that is unsuitable for my tank.

Not all tangs are reef safe either I have heard of several taking to munching on zoas.
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