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Old 09-30-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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yellow tangs

Do yellow tangs eat hair algae??? One can hope.
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Not sure about that. I would look to fixing the proble, otherwise you will always have it.
What is your lighting cycle?
How often/what/how much do you feed?
Also, if you update "my info" with your tank/equip/critters, we might be able to help a little better.
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Some may, but I wouldn't count on it. The bristletooth varieties are a sure bet though.
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mine eats the crap out of it, when there is some that is.
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I merged your two threads together.
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I have no problem with you getting a yellow tang but dont get him as a band-aid solution. As Roka64 said you need to find out what is fueling the algea. He asked some good questions that need to be answered.

I dont know after looking at your info a yellow tang needs to be in a bigger tank than a 30 gallon. I dont believe any tang will be happy in that size tank.
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Yellow tangs should be in at least a 75g or bigger. They need a lot of swimming room. I am thinking of getting one for my 150g.
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I'd consider a blenny of some type and sufficient snails in a tank that small.

And of course, find out where you're getting the algae from in the first place.
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