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Old 05-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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What kind of tang?

Hello everyone! I am planning on my next tank addition being a tang of some sort. At first I was set on a yellow tang, but then I saw a blue tang and really liked it. What I really want is a powder blue tang, but from what I have been reading a 72G tank is not big enough for a powder blue tang. I know that all tangs are very delicate and more susceptible to diseases than other fish. A guy from "That Fish Place" told me that the blue tang is actually more fragile than the yellow tang, so I again reconsidered my choice. So much info!!! This is my first tank so I am also looking for something that won't be too challenging to keep. Any input is appreciated, thanks!!!
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May I suggest a yellow eyed Kole tang. They are IMO the hardiest of the tangs and will do OK in your size tank.

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I have no real experience with Tangs, but for your tank size, I like these:
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Blue and Yellow Hippo Tang
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blue and yellow hippo tangs require 125 gallons+ per fish.. last i checked... i just bought a scopas tang and put it in my tank.. he loves it.. when i feed him he has a really bright blue flake look to him.. other than that... he is like an eclipse.. white and it fades to black.. defenantly my 2nd favorite fish in my aquarium.. next to my lionfish of course =)
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blue and yellow hippo tangs require 125 gallons+ per fish.. not a good idea.
If you look at that link that scott posted it says "Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons".
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i have a 55 gal tank and i have a yellow tang great fish happy in my 55 tank so your tank should be big enough for one if mine is great fish it was hard to get him to eat at first but he loves his little caves in my tank
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i read that article.. and im just saying.. ive been told, and read elsewear that they require a 125.. just sayin..
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case of my comment...
Blue Hippo Tang - limit 1! (Paracanthurus hepatus)
saltwaterfish.com says minimum of 40 gallons..
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Blue Hippo Tang - limit 1! (Paracanthurus hepatus)
saltwaterfish.com says minimum of 40 gallons..

thats not the same fish thats just a blue hippo a small blue hippo they have big one and small ones but the other is a blue yellow hippo wrong fish
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