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Old 01-04-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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I have some knowledge about tangs but I just wanna see what you guys know about them..I'm pretty sure you can only have one in the tank right? Cuz they will fight? Also is it the same deal if I put different types of tangs in the same tank? It's a 55g tank
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Firstly would recommend you get a bigger tank
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Ya I was planning but would different types of tangs get along?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Like would a powder blue tang get along with a yellow tang?
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Not in your tank size no.
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With a large enough (and established) tank, yes multiple Tangs can co-exist. The idea is to keep a variety of different colors and body shapes. In a 55g, its a really bad idea and its not gonna work. I'd say minimum 6' tank for either of those.
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They worked for me haha
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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I have some knowledge about tangs but I just wanna see what you guys know about them..I'm pretty sure you can only have one in the tank right? Cuz they will fight? Also is it the same deal if I put different types of tangs in the same tank? It's a 55g tank

The general rule is to mix long tangs( surgeonfish) with round tangs for a more harmonious tank or long tangs with long tangs. Mixing round tangs becomes iffy if you don't have enough space for them to get out of each other's way or they are of equal size. That being said, round tangs should go in last as they tend to be more aggressive to newcomers of any shape. Also, if kept in schools, they tend to be less aggressive due to the hierarchy system in place within the school. (This of course can run into a lot of $$$ and the need for a bigger tank.)

Hope this helps
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whatever you do, please dont buy fish on the thought that you will upgrade eventually because more often than not, the upgrade falls by the wayside for some reason or another. mine as well just save up money now and get the big tank. also alot of the running equipment needed to support a 55g sw tank wont properly support a triple-digit tank (125,150,180) therefore creating the need to re-nuy equipment to get the big tank up and running
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Like would a powder blue tang get along with a yellow tang?
I agree with the others that a tang really shouldn't be in a 55, even with the intention of upgrading (to who knows what size). Especially in such a small tank, a semi-aggressive tang would most likely be more territorial than in a larger tank. Just went to my LFS today and the owner had to take some fish out of a tank b/c a powder blue tang was picking on all of them even though the fish were his size. Not a good idea and there are plenty of alternatives.
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