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Old 04-07-2020, 05:12 AM
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Default What was your experience with tangs in a 90 to 120 Gallon Tank?

I've got a new 110 gallon tank setup and I am considering getting a tang. What was your experience with tangs in a tank around that size, and what kind of tang did you have? My tank is 48x18x30H. Currently stocked with a melanaurus wrasse, 2 clowns, 2 springeri damsels, 2 anthias, and a tailspot blenny.

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Old 04-07-2020, 05:50 PM
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Full disclosure, never owned a tang, but did a lot of reading about them. Common theme usually is bigger tank is better. With that said, total volume of tank is only 1 part of the equation, length of a tank being the other one. It is better to have a 5 foot 110 gallon tank than 4 foot 120 gallon tank as an example. That extra foot of swimming space makes enough of a difference, as tangs swim length of the tank whole time.

Bristletooth, Kole and Yellow tangs seem to need least amount of space. You can always get a juvi tang and keep it until it outgrows your tank. Then either re-home it, or upgrade your tank haha. I am sure others that actually had tangs will chime in with lot more specific info.

PS: Great site with info on each species of fish, their temperament, min size tank and so on: https://www.liveaquaria.com/category...ons?c=15+43&r=
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:54 PM
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Tangs have many pluses and minuses. Pluses they eat algae and they are entertaining minuses they are aggressive to new tank mates and can harbour diseases especially certain types of tangs. I have a Bristletooth in my 75 gallon, I just have to isolate him when I am adding a new fish as he would beat it to death.

He nearly killed himself when I added a tiny one spot foxface to the tank and he wouldn't leave it alone. He got torn apart from the spines on the foxface. Eventually he gave up when he realized the foxface just wasn't going away.

He also nearly killed my 25 year clown fish when they were laying eggs, he just kept wanting to eat the eggs and was extremely aggressive. After that I just removed the eggs as soon as they were laid in order to stop them fighting.

Other then that he is great.
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I did have a yellow tang in the tank when I added the Bristletooth. They were fine together. The yellow tang just went MIA about 2 years ago, no idea why.
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Thanks for the info!
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