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Old 11-21-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Advice for some hardy fish

We have had our 55 gallon tank going for a couple months. We presently have a Flame Angel, Yellow Tang, Blue Tang, and a Clown Fish. I think that we would like to add 2-3 more fish. What would be some good fish to get that are hardy, easy to care for, not aggressive toward the fish we already have?
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i think your tank is over stocked as it is and shouldnt add any more.
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Old 11-21-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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Yeah, have to agree. A lot of people think that 1 tang is overkill in a 55, but 2 is definatly too many. So I would not add any more, especially not 2 or 3!

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I concur with the above statements.
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Old 11-21-2003, 05:49 PM   #5
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Tangs

thanks for the input.

Our tangs are small - no more than 2 inches. Do they grow rapidly?
Did we make a mistake listening to our local fish store and buying them for a 55 gallon tank?
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:22 PM   #6
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Our tangs are small - no more than 2 inches. Do they grow rapidly?
They will almost triple in size in a year or so unless their growth becomes stunted in which case they will eventualy show signs of stress and ailments that will degrade their health.

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Did we make a mistake listening to our local fish store and buying them for a 55 gallon tank?
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The recommended tank size for tangs is 48"/75 gal minimum for just one tang. Two should not really be housed in less than a 125 gal/6 ft.

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If you took a tang out the tank and returned it (the blue would be best to return) then you could get another clown fish and have a pair. They are best in pairs IMO.

Do you have inverts in the tank? If not then think about adding them for extra colour and fun (plus the cleaning benifit). Things like cleaner shrimp are great additions.
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