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Old 08-14-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Tangs or butterfly fish in a 55?

Can I put 2 yellow tangs in my 55 gal fowlr? They would be the only fish in there. or would 2 butterfly fish be better?
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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You shouldn't keep either.
The tangs are open water swimmers and need much more room.
Butterfly's also need more room and are difficult to keep.
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any suggestions on similar looking, low aggression fish?
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I would say a yellow angel but they can be nasty too. lol But that would be a good fish for a 55g. and a few others of course
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I agree with the Yellow or Lemonpeel Dwarf Angel idea, but only one. You could add other fish with that, but Tangs and Butterflys are not a good idea.


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Old 08-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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what about if I kept 2 tangs until they were too big for the tank and sold them to the lfs?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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Tangs or butterfly fish in a 55?

Tangs need lots of space to cruise around or they stress. Stress leads to health issues. Being in a tank that is too small can lead to stunted growth, if they live long enough to get to that point. It is simply a bad idea.
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