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Old 08-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Need Advice on Tangs

Hi, I'm new to the whole Saltwater Aquariums. I have a neighbor who I bought our tank from & he helps me with it. He has been teaching me a lot about saltwater. Anyway, I have a 135 gallon saltwater (reef) tank! My neighbor has a Powder Blue Tang that I want to get but I also like the other species of Tangs. I've read in a lot of places not to put more than one tang in a tank together but I also read that people have odd number of tangs from different species in 135+ gal tank & they are all fine together as long as there is plenty of live rock for them to hide. Does anyone here have more than one Tang in their tank?? I'm at that point where I am getting different stories to just try it & see what happens.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have 4 different tangs in my 180g. The thing is not to get the same genus of tangs... Example would be the yellow tang and salfin tang. Both are in the the same genus and fight. I have a blond naso, convict, yellow bellied regal, and a salfin. But with a 135, I'd say no more then 2 and you don't want them to be two big ones. Powder blue and kole would work.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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From my understanding to, try not to get 2 tangs that have the same shape or colors. I could be wrong as I don't have a ton of experience with them, it's just wat I've read on different sites
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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I have a powerder Blue and a sailfin and they get along great
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Okay, thank you all for your help! I am super excited about getting live rock & fish in it.
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Thats correct they should be dissimilar in color and shape
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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Also, say I get three I would have to qt all 3 seperately!?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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No i dont think so.... But i wouldnt get all 3 at the same time anyways
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #9
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I would add them at the same time, and I challenge anyone to find a tang that is the same color. Yes juvies can be close, but I haven't seen any adults look the same color that were not the same species. Just a thought... Lol
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Powder Brown, and a White faced Tang...Lol. But, good point... Those are probably the only two with the same coloration. Never thought of that, I guess it's just body shape to be concerned with. Nice observation, Kio!!
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