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Is there a cure for Tang addiction?

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oregon gorge

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Holy cow, is there any hope of kicking this tang habit? Reefing is bad enough, but I keep finding all these realy cool fish. And since alot of them vary in shape, and widely in color it still keeps variety in the tank.

I got a school of Anthias and a great Achilles Tang yesterday:D

Purple
Yellow
Hippo
Sailfin
Keyhole
Achilles

And coming soon?:D The Purple is our biggest, about the size of the palm of my hand. Oh, they are in a 350g, so the tang police can calm back down.

Thanks!
 

NaH2O

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Whew! The sirens were about to wail! LOL.

Just curious as to the order of introduction, and how they get along.
 

oregon gorge

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We started with the obligatory (sp?) yellow 3+ years ago. Then the purple 2 years ago, the hippo in Nov., sailfin in Dec. the achilles yesterday, and am picking up a keyhole from a tank teardown this week.

Nobody (tangs) even acts like the hippo is a tang. At first, the yellow and purple would spar a tiny bit. Now they are fine. They were not as welcoming last night of the achilles, but today seem more tolerant. The yellow ignores the sailfin, the purple did have issues, but not much.

They all pretty much get along now....................... But hey, even blennies and the anthias squabble now and then. But its short lived..:D
 

mojoreef

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hey you need a clown tang in thier buddy...and I got a beautiful one sitting here for free for ya.


Mike
 

oregon gorge

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I saw one at the LFS that had the most awesome markings, but he had just come in that day and was really stressed! But I got the Anthias there.

Mike, are you serious? Clown Tangs are great! There I go again. I live near you and I really want my wife to see your tank!
 
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NaH2O

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oregon gorge - I wanted to add that I wouldn't call you a Tang addict unless you can't stop drinking the stuff. :D
 

Alice

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Chris,

You can't see that evil gleam in Mike's eye when he's typing about that clown tang....or maybe that's a gleam of desperation ;) They can be nasty buggers.

I love Achilles! And Powder Blues...oh and Scopas...and Chevrons. Shoot, now I've got the fever! LOL
 
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Tang Addiction

Since we are on the subject of Tangs.....
What is a good one to add to a 180 gal FOWLR that will have:

1) Dogface Puffer
2) Crosshatch Trigger
3) Harlequin Tusk (maybe)
3) Lunar Wrasse

Are tangs aggressive enough to be put in with these types of tank mates. I really love Tangs and would love to get a Purple or a Clown. But I do know whatever one I get needs to be big enough not to be food for the others!
 

Alice

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Hi SeattleFishGirl!

Dogface Puffers and Harlequin Tusks (I love these fish) are not overly aggressive tankmates. Lunari Wrasses can be on the aggressive side but it may that they are just such an active fish that they have more opportunity to get into trouble. ;) I don't know anything about the trigger, though.

Clowns and Purple tangs are known for their " 'tude" so I think that as long as they aren't substantially smaller than the fish you have listed, they would hold their own.
 

Minh Nguyen

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My favorite tangs are:
Powder Blue
Powder Brown
Purple and Yellow.
These are sommer of the tangs and very bright and beautiful.
I like Salifin and Naso, but I think they will get too big for my 450 g tank. I just sucessully add the last of these four into my tank. O these Powder Blue is the most aggresive, then Purple, then Powder brown and Yellow. Last two were not too aggresive.
Minh
 
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