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Old 11-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Tang suggestions

I am starting a new 6ft 150g tank and wanted some tangs. I want everyones opinion on the following please:

Achillies
Purple
Yellow Mimic
Kole
Powder brown
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I am starting a new 6ft 150g tank and wanted some tangs. I want everyones opinion on the following please:

Achillies
Purple
Yellow Mimic
Kole
Powder brown
As much as I want an Achilles tang, I wouldn't do it. They go on hunger strikes and are just hard to maintain. Most everyone I have talked to say to stay away. They have a heavy price tag for a fish that may not last long. Perhaps a fish better left in the ocean.

The purple tangs are supposed to be very aggressive and should be added last. I'm waiting on mine. Lol.

Kole tangs are one of the hardier tangs that I know of

I've never had a mimic yellow so can't say much there

Powder browns are very prone to ick. Perhaps getting a larger one with a better immune system would be best.

Just remember with tangs that you need ALOT of caves. The more tangs the more caves you will need.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #3
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Thank you. I didn't know they liked caves. Achilles are not cheap so I will definitely leave them alone.

I will probably go with a Kole and Mimic yellow. Both stay kinda small
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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I love my Kole Tang in my 90 gallon. Have you checked out the two-spot bristle tooth tang? They look like kole tangs, except have blue eyes and yellow tails. I would get one if it didn't totally overstock my system.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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I love my Kole Tang in my 90 gallon. Have you checked out the two-spot bristle tooth tang? They look like kole tangs, except have blue eyes and yellow tails. I would get one if it didn't totally overstock my system.
I haven't heard of that tang before. The pics look great. The yellow tail adds a lot of color.

Does anyone suggest getting all three: kole, yellow mimic and two spot bristle tang?
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General rule of thumb with tangs is that they can't have the same body shape or colors.

Have you looked at the lieutenant tang? It's on my stock list. I know you can get one on eBay right now for 85$ but I'm waiting a few more weeks for new additions .

Another favorite is the doctor surgeonfish and the orange shoulder.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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Doctor surgeonfish is definitely different. I'm not even able to find one for sale.

Lieutenants are nice and the orange shoulder tang has a nice color change. How about a chevron tang?
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Chevrons are nice as well.
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Here's the doctor for sale. Blue zoo aquatics has a wider selection of tangs than LA IMO.

http://www.bluezooaquatics.com/produ...id=817&cid=287
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Thank you!!! I haven't ordered from them before but I haven't heard anything bad about them.
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