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Old 10-02-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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Are Tangs an absolute No for a 38Long tank?

I really, really want a Tang, either a Yellow or a Regal. Would it be a huge No to have on in a 38? I'm not going to have Live Rock in this tank, and I'm just going to have synthetic coral for my Fish only tank(just starting up the hobby, so for my first tank I'm going to skip out on Live Rock and Inverts). So I thought that there would be a lot of room for him to zoom around in.
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Sorry, the tank is not nearly big enough for a tang to live out a full life. Perhaps and upgrade is in you future??
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #3
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I would reconsider not having inverts like snails and hermit crabs. They will help you out alot with eating waste of fish and food.
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If you really want Tangs, try to shoot for something around 6 feet long like a 125 if you can. 90G minimum. This would be ideal for most Tangs. A 38L is way too small. The Tang wouldn't last too long in there, and water quality can get out of hand quick in that tank.

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Also with a tang you WANT the liverock, mine eats stuff all day long off the rock, plus meals, and seaweed treats.
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Okay, I guess I'll have to pass. The reason I wouldn't just save up and get a 80 or something bigger, is I'm only 16, and I can't afford something like that. Since I'm on the subject of which fish I CAN'T have, what others are there?
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Lots of cool fish. Clowns, damsels, chromis, a blenny, a dwarf angel (coral beauty, flame), royal gramma, etc...lots of choices.
Also like the rev suggested, don't leave out inverts, they can be as much fun as fish.
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Schooling Chromis would be cool, and fun to watch.

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I DEFINETLY want a pair of Percula Clowns. I also want a Flame Angel, a Bicolor Blenny, and probably a Royal Gramma. About Damsels, wouldn't they and the Chromis pick on the Clowns because they are all Damselfish?


As for Inverts, would all these fish be good with inverts? What would be some good ones for a 38 gallon?
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