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Old 05-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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How many tangs is too many?

I like the Sailfin, Purple, and the Desjardini Tangs. Is a 120g tank large enough for Tangs, and how many? Can the three be kept together?
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A 120 is large enough for MOST tangs as long as it is 6 ft long. My only concern with your list is that all mentioned are of the same body shape. It would be better if you had lets say...a naso with a desjardini, for example.
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My 120g is 4'x2'x2'. It is not 6' long. I don't have to have all three. I like all three and was wondering if the tank could house all three comfortably.
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IMO, there are very few tangs that would belong in a tank only 4 ft long. The yellow, scopas, and kole tangs come to mind. The larger tangs really need more swimming room then a 4ft tank would provide.
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I was going to suggest a yellow and a Kole tang. That would be a good combo for a 4 ft tank.
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We kept a happy yellow and purple in our 4' 120 tank. There was a couple of hours when the purple was first introduced that there was a little tension, but they worked it out fairly quickly and were happy ever after.
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The only concern would be the large size Z. desjardinii and Z. veliferum attain not to mention full fin extensions. You could probably get by with a single Z. desjardinii or Z. veliferum and Zebrasoma xanthurum, Purple Tang. He may only have 4ft, but he does have 2ft in width and height to make up for that.
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Even though he does have the extra width and height IMO I believe the length is more important than the other two. A six foot length would suit a tang that needs plenty of swimming room more than the other two. But of course that is JMO.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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I have had a Sailfin Tang for about 7 years now, she was pretty small when i got her and lived in a 45G aquarium for about 3 years. Her growth was one of my excuses to upgrade that tank to a 75G where she has been for the last 4 years. She is now about 7" in size and gets around nicely in the 75G but would love a larger swimming area length wise the height of the aquarium is enough for her but a sprint from one side to the other just is not enough exercise so she is gaining weight.
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