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Old 11-16-2008, 05:48 PM   #11
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I would like to get a Tang or Trigger fish but it is hard to find a Tang that does not grow over a foot long, and the Triggers are coral killers hahaha.

I like the yellow tang and i really like the blue tang but they get to big for my tank. I also like the Blue throated trigger which is practically the only trigger i could get that is coral safe.

Should i go for a Yellow tang or a blue throated trigger right off the start or should i just get some clowns and damsels to get my tank established better.

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Old 11-16-2008, 05:51 PM   #12
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Powder Brown Tang

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...330&pcatid=330

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...212&pcatid=212

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...67&pcatid=2767

Some idea's for thought?

The Damsels may attack your tang if they are in the tank first . I would get you main attraction fish first and get fish to match up with it.
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Blue and yellow hippo tang's are really nice. What if i do a Clown fish or two with a Hippo tang would that be kewl. To be honest that is all the fish i will put in i hate over doing my tank. I found out when i did fresh water for about 4 years that the less fish = less head aches. I will also do a cleaning gobi or blenny as well with crabs and snails.


Do snails and crabs add a lot to the bio load in a tank?
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May I suggest a Yellow eyed Kole tang for the tang. They are very hardy. They also do a good job picking on the rocks and tank glass.
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Ok guys i have been getting alot of different feed back on a tang for my 75 gallon tank. however if i put anytype of tang in my tank it will not leave much room for other fish (clown and gobby or 2 clowns). If i were to put a tang in there with those fish they would have to be small such as no bigger than 8 inches. Alot of the Tangs i looked at talked about on this thread are 12 inches or bigger at full size. What Tang would you suggest that doesnt get to big. (smaller than 9 inches) I plan on the tang being the show fish in my tank.

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A tang of some sort
2 other fish (but im not sure what kind maybe 2 types of clowns)
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Oh yeah is there any type of angel or butterfly that you would suggest that would be reef safe and good for a begginer salt water keeper.
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from what I hear angels and butterfly fish genrally and not 100% reef safe although some people key word some have had good luck in a reef. there is the lemonpeel angelfish Lemonpeel Angel - Hybrid (A) that seems to be semi-reef safe.
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I tend to agree with the rest.
What size tank are we talking?
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