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Old 07-10-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question about tangs..

If I currently have a yellow tang that is 2-3 inches and were to add a powder blue about the same size, would I have a problem? I know tangs dont always get along but I was unsure if anyone had experience with both?
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Powder blues are pretty aggressive toward other tangs. What size tank?
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90 gallon. This should me my last fish though.. Isnt it okay for the last fish you add to be more aggressive?
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Yes, that is true. The powder blue should be in at least 100G. What other fish do you have?
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I'd prefer to say that tangs would do better in a 6ft tank than a 4ft tank. Assuming your 90 is a 48" high version and the number of 'eventually larger species' already in the tank another tang may be pushing it (assuming you LNB makes it). Now if the 90 is a 90 long that's another story.. Lateral swimming space is the key not so much gallons IMO.
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Yep, I agree, I should have said that instead of the size (gallons) of the tank. Thanks for the input CaptainAhab!
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I'd prefer to say that tangs would do better in a 6ft tank than a 4ft tank. Assuming your 90 is a 48" high version and the number of 'eventually larger species' already in the tank another tang may be pushing it (assuming you LNB makes it). Now if the 90 is a 90 long that's another story.. Lateral swimming space is the key not so much gallons IMO.
I agree 100%. I would not put more than 1 tang in a 4' tank.
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I agree also with the captain. 6 ft is better than 4 ft. A yellow tang is quite fiesty also.
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I also agree that tangs need 6' minimum for swimming room. I have a 6' tank and with it were longer.

I also note that you have a sweetlips in that 90. What type? Most are recommended for a 150 minimum.
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