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Old 04-20-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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tank size for tangs??

what is the minimum tank size for a Powder Blue Tang?

If the minimum is more than 72 gallons, what tangs besides a Yellow would do well in a 72 gallon bowfront?
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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Yes the pbt gets to large. You could get a Kole Yellow Eye Tang, or a convict if you can find one.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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Maybe even a whitecheek, or gold rim as it may be called.
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A 75 gal or bigger size tank would be more suitable for tang(s). I had 3 tangs in my 75 gal at one time, and they got too crowed. Now i only have a pbt, and he seems to be more happy.
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purple tang do ok in a 75 gallon because a friend of my got that kind of set up and his purple tang looks really good.
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I think I may go with a chevron.

they need according to liveaquaria.com they need a 70 gallon aquarium, the same as a white cheek.

Why are they $99 over there? are chevrons hard to find or something? I've seen them at my LFS for 49.99..........
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The Chevron Tangs I have seen have all been expensive. They are somewhat unique and have a nice color which means more $$.

I saw some powder browns at the LFS here and I liked those. I have a Yellow in my 75 gal. I would love to have 2 but I don't think it would be a good idea for my tank size.
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I saw a WC at the LFS last night and it took every ounce of strength I had not to come home with him! He was beautiful!
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i have a question on this topic. we are going to upgrade our tank late this summer from a 29g to a 65 wide, 75, or 90. we are not sure yet. would it be okay to get a very small yellow tang or kole and keep him in our 29 for a couple of months. something the size of a small clown fish. i am responsible reef keeper so i dont want to do something inappropiate for the fish, but it seems like it would be okay for a while

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If you get a tang you should put it in QT first (4w). Mine has been battling ich for the last 2 months in a 30. I'm changing water like a mad woman. He's a tiny purple tang and all alone. Not much of a bio filter established though. I'm sure that isn't helping much! He seems ok in there otherwise. I have plenty of rock for him to swim through.
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