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Old 02-17-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Orange shoulder tang

I saw an orange shoulder tang in a lfs the other day. I was really thinking about getting it. It had been in the store since the beginning of January. But it's tiny. Maybe an inch long. I have 150 gallon tank. I already have a scopas tang sailfin tang and blue eye kole tang. They are way bigger don't know if they would hurt the little bitty tang or not. I just recently got my sailfin tang and kole tang out of quarantine and put them with my scopas tang. They all love each other. They always swim together. The kole tang sleeps by himself but the scopas and sailfin share a cave at night. I will be quarantining the fish if I get it for at least a month. I don't know how fast he will grow though. What do you guys think should I get it?
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What are the dimensions? At that size he'd be fine IMO. However they do get huge and would need a bigger tank down the line.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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72" long by 27" tall by 18" wide. I plan on upgrading to at least a 240 eventually. What I'm mainly worried about right now is if my other tangs would bother him becuase he's so small. They aren't aggressive towards each other. I've got lots of caves made in the rocks I think he'd have enough hiding places

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You don't have any acanthurus genus tangs so it could possibly work out
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Which ones are acanthurus genus?

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #6
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None of the ones you have. Scopas and the sailfin are both zebrasoma and the kole is in the genus ctenocheatus.
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Ok. Well I'm going to think about it. I did kind of want a powder blue tang. But I don't want too many tangs

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I'd pick one or the other and then be done with tangs. The powder blue will stay a bit smaller than the orange shoulder but they're a bit meaner.
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Which would you pick? I was planning on only one more tang. I like both of those a lot. Kind of want more color though. All three that I have are brown lol. But if powders blues are more aggressive then maybe I'd be better off with the orange shoulder

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I love powder blues! They can be ich magnets though, definitely a more difficult tang so I'd probably go with the orange shoulder. They're really nice as well
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