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Old 10-26-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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What types of tang are hardier?

I think among all the tangs yellow tang is the hardiest, am I right or wrong?

Do they get sick very easily unlike the blue tang? I was thinking of stocking a blue and yellow tang in my 132g but I don't like any outbreak of diseases therefore I am dropping the blue tang. Any other tang is hardy enough to take its place? What about Naso tang? Do they also get sick fairly easily?

Any real life experience will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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Most sites I've seen state that the Naso tang needs a tank of at least 150 gallons. Kind of wanted one of those tangs, but our tank is the same size as yours.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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What about YELLOW tang? Do they get sick very easily? Are they the hardiest type of tangs available?

I keep asking this question in several posts everyone seems to avoid answering that question, weird...
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From what I've read, the yellow tang does seem to be more hardier than other tangs. Liveaquaria.com has them listed as easy, while the majority of the other tangs are moderate for their care level (But we've discussed that already ). I have not personally owned any tangs, so I can't comment on that aspect. Sorry. As far as getting sick, a QT tank is the best way to go, because any fish can get sick. But people do seem to have better luck with yellow tangs as compared to the blue tangs, from what I've read. But I'll yield to the more wise & more experienced. HTH for now.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:06 AM   #5
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Purple Tangs are very hardy.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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I have had yellow and regal tangs together all my aquatic life, 20 yrs, i assume the regal is what you would call a blue. They are both very hardy although occasionally the regals will get white marks/spots on it, which never seem to spread and eventually disapear, it is not ich. The only advise i would give if you want more than one tang is, tang types dont get on together, i.e. yellow, purple and brown sailfins, or powder blue and pygama ect. but mixing the two types is ok. Also try and keep the size's different to avoid fighting. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:21 PM   #7
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Yes, YT is very hardy as well as the purple tang orange shoulder and sailfin.

Tangs to avoid:

Kole (yellow Eye)
Blue hippo tang
Powder blue
Powder Brown
Scopas


I have kept all of these at one point or another. YT, Orange Shoulder and Silfin all survived until fully grown and had to move them on. Purple is currently doing great! I was not personally able to keep the other 5 alive for more than a couple week-months. PBT did live about a year, but had a few ich out breaks.

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Old 10-27-2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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IME I have had several tangs with my yellow tang being the hardiest and next being the Kole tang. I recently had my sailfin die who was with me for 8 yrs and was very large when I got him so no telling how old he was. I recently got rid of the Kole who had been in my tank for nine yrs as also the yellow has been Powder Blues and browns I have not had much good results. Never had a purple but I hear thet are pretty hardy. Here is some info on certain tangs

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...id=7&cat_id=38
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Great link, mel, thanks!
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I'd do a purple and any of the wide variety of bristletooths. I've seen beautiful light colored ones. It'll constantly nibble on algae growth. Start'm both as small. Maybe 3".
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