Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-29-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sawyer_Peyton18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 231
Tangs

Can you keep any species of Tang in a 55 gallon fowlr tank?
__________________

__________________
Sawyer_Peyton18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Maybe a yellow eyed kole tang. Maybe some of the other bristle tooth tangs.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sawyer_Peyton18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 231
I was interested in the yellow eyed keyhole tang, but the I read they would pick on cleaner shrimp. If this is true I have looked into yellow tangs. Will they work or should a stick with the bristle tooth.
__________________
Sawyer_Peyton18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Craig.Marchand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Midland Ontario Canada
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sawyer_Peyton18 View Post
I was interested in the yellow eyed keyhole tang, but the I read they would pick on cleaner shrimp. If this is true I have looked into yellow tangs. Will they work or should a stick with the bristle tooth.
I have a yellow tang in my 46 gallon. I know I will have to put him in a larger tank or get rid of him eventually as they do require typically a 100G for lots of room to swim however my tang has done very well to date and does not seem stressed at all in the smaller tank.
__________________
Craig.Marchand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sawyer_Peyton18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 231
Okay I will probably go with the yellow tang until he outgrows the tank. Is it true a cleaner shrimp help keep ich under control.
I also would like to know that if I bought the tang from petco, will they take it back when it gets to large thanks.
__________________
Sawyer_Peyton18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 11:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Craig.Marchand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Midland Ontario Canada
Posts: 22
I've never dealt with petco, I have a big Al's near home who will take back any fish as long as it is healthy and give you a store credit for the fish.

As for the cleaner shrimp I have not personally heard of it helping with ich but doesn't mean it's not true. My yellow tang loves the cleaner shrimp though and I often see the cleaner shrimp hanging off of it. I've read this is pretty common between yellow tangs and cleaner shrimp.

If you don't have one I would definitely recommend getting one if nothing more than entertainment. I have one and its my favorite this far and I want to get another. Lots of personality, the fish love it for its cleaning abilities and he even hops onto my hand every time it's in the tank. A must have in my opinion.
__________________
Craig.Marchand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 11:26 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sawyer_Peyton18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 231
Okay thanks for the information. I do not have my tank setup yet but will soon and I WILL be getting a cleaner shrimp. Thanks for all your help I look forward to talking to you later if I have anymore questions!( I am new to this site and hobby) Good Night!😄
__________________
Sawyer_Peyton18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 11:36 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Craig.Marchand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Midland Ontario Canada
Posts: 22
I'm still relatively new as well compared to many on this site. The best advice I can give you is just be patient. Don't rush anything. You'll get excited with all the different fish and inverts that you can add but just know its a slow process but worth the wait in the long term success of your tank Read lots, ask lots of questions and of course, Enjoy!
__________________
Craig.Marchand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 11:39 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sawyer_Peyton18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 231
Okay I agree 100%
__________________
Sawyer_Peyton18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 01:26 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jschier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 130
Cleaner shrimp do not help with ich, only copper/cupramine and hypo are proven treatments. Most tangs will soon out grow a 55 g tank, but are filled with character. Welcome to the hobby!
__________________

__________________
Jschier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tangs!!!came home with three tangs and my yellow one dont look like it's going to mak RICH305 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 13 07-20-2011 06:49 PM
tangs,tangs and more tangs! datto Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 03-17-2005 04:08 AM
tangs! tangs! tangs! philly Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 09-28-2004 07:33 PM
Species Tanks- tangs???? swishyfishies Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-22-2003 06:32 PM
Will Tangs eat Caulerpa prolifera? Bob Ashcraft Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 06-05-2002 04:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.