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Old 10-27-2006, 04:18 PM   #11
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No problem Theresa. You must be in the market for a tang also.

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Eventually. Not any time soon. Would rather have all my ducks in a row and have more experience and info on tangs before I get one.

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Old 10-27-2006, 05:54 PM   #13
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Yellow or Purple are pretty hardy. The most important thing with any tang is to ensure a QT period before addition to the main.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:19 PM   #14
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Great link, but the fish pictured for the Kole tang description actually appears to be a Chevron tang, I think. Koles look similar but have the yellow ring around the eye, and the stripes are straighter than the Chevron with slightly different coloration. We get both species all the time at the store I work for.

I've been told that the Kole tang is pretty hardy (well, as far as tangs go!) as well as the yellow, convict, and orange shoulder. I don't have any direct experience with tangs other than the ones I work with at the store, so definitely listen to everyone else over me LOL.
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YT's are very susceptible to HLLE though - you have to keep a good herbivore diet going for them - seaweed, etc., otherwise they'll wither away. I think blue's are susceptible to this as well, but it seems to show more on yellow's.

It makes me sick to go into a pet store and see a tank full of sickly looking, pale, skinny YT's. I always want to take them home and fatten them up, but I know that's not a solution (supporting chain stores that have no business carrying sensitive species).

Before I got nori, mine was starting to develope some lateral line erosion, and a little erosion between the eyes and gills. Once I got a some nori, it started clearing up. Beyond that, he's had a minor problem with black ich, which was easily cleared up with FW dips and never returned. He's never had white spots/ich/etc, even though my blue tang does get a couple spots now and then. The blue seems much more sensitive than the yellow.

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