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Old 09-18-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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I am considering purchasing the following tangs and putting them in a 75 gallon quarantine tank for 4 weeks. I plan to run a hypo salinity two week period to kill any Ich. My question is if I will have any luck with these tangs. They are all from a different genus. Thanks

Red Sea Purple Tang
Zebrasoma xanthurus

Juvenile Chevron Tang
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

Blonde Naso Tang
Naso elegans

Red Sea Sohol Tang
Acanthurus sohal
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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In all honesty every one of those tangs needs a bigger tank. At least a 6' tank. Please do not add 4 tangs to your tank... Its just not big enough. If you really want a tang you can probably have 1, but it should be some sort of bristletooth tang, they stay smaller! Please take this advice!
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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In all honesty every one of those tangs needs a bigger tank. At least a 6' tank. Please do not add 4 tangs to your tank... Its just not big enough. If you really want a tang you can probably have 1, but it should be some sort of bristletooth tang, they stay smaller! Please take this advice!
It's a 75 QT so they aren't permanent and I'd imagine if you got that size QT then your DT is probably big ... With enough hides though and well kept water I don't see it being a major issue temporarily.
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Sorry, they will be going into a 220 gallon tank
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Are you getting juveniles or adults? Adults may be a different story...
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Well that's what I was wondering, should I get all juveniles or mix it up with some bigger and smaller
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I would get them all as small as you can without having issues when you add them to the display to try and avoid any territorial behavior from them since tangs generally school when they are young.
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It's a 75 QT so they aren't permanent and I'd imagine if you got that size QT then your DT is probably big ... With enough hides though and well kept water I don't see it being a major issue temporarily.
What a relief. Lol i gotta start reading closer. Sorry about that OP.

About the tangs i have heard that purple tangs can be quite agressive.... Not sure if that one would be on my list.
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If you get them you better post a pic of that naso tang though.. may be my favorite of all the tangs or the Achilles.
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That's what I was wanting to do so that is great news. Thanks for te help
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