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Old 02-12-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Sohal tang

Has anybody ever had in keeping this stunning fish?!
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They get huge and mean and unless you have a tank well over 200g you shouldn't even think about getting one.
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I am toying with the idea of getting a 139 gallon upgrade soon, i read on a site that minimum tank size is 100gallons.

I didn't realise they got huge, plus it's so expensive (but worth it IMO!) if you say 200 gallons then I shall steer clear! They have one in my lfs, been there for ages, I watch it for like 15 mins everytime!

Is there a similar tang/surgeon you could suggest that would be more suitable
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As long as the tank is 6' long, there are alot of tangs you can get that will work fine.
You can browse this list for a good idea of compatible tangs for that size tank. (Notice the recommended tank size for a sohol is 250g - http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...383&pcatid=383)
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I suppose that is the problem with the Internet, information can be misleading! Don't worry I won't be buying one!

Also another question i have is that when I upgrade to this bigger tank, is it possible to have two different angels in together?
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I know this always comes up with tangs,,but in this case ,this one definitely needs a huge tank,,I think an 8 footer is a must ...JMHO..
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I suppose that is the problem with the Internet, information can be misleading! Don't worry I won't be buying one!

Also another question i have is that when I upgrade to this bigger tank, is it possible to have two different angels in together?
Hmm,,i too have thought of the idea...but to me its not worth it ..I know you have a koran,and they are very territorial ..i guess its up to you,,i can see introducing them at the same time in the upgrade working ,,but for how long,,for me,i wouldn't risk it.
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Yes our Koran is VERY territorial!! Lol I thought an emporer and a Koran juvenile would look amazing together but you are right, how long would that last as they look similar!

I looked at the tang list ccCapt and I actually quite like the look of the powder brown tang, it's different, never seen one in my LFS and it says min tank 125 which is good
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Yes a koran and emp would look amazing ,,but both are in the pomacanthus family and probably wouldn't work well even in a 500 gallon..I don't like busting peoples bubbles but 2 large angels in almost any size tank(as far as home aquariums) won't work long term IMO..
A koran and powder blue is a nice combo,,just stick with one angel and have a happy tank...
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I totally agree, and you are certainly not bursting anyone's bubbles, that is what the forum is for, advice!

I see videos on YouTube of people having tanks smothered with angels and tangs and I think how is this possible and I'm sure it won't last!

I like the powder blue but I think the powder brown is more unusual!
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