Smaller tangs?

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Dolphinfriendly, 9 Jul 2009.

  1. Dolphinfriendly

    Dolphinfriendly

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    Hi all,
    Are there any tangs small enough to live in a Juwel Lido 120?
    The dimensions are 60cm High x 60cm Wide x 40cm Deep and the volume including all the equipment is 120 litres (Hence the name).
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Hi Dolphin

    I would not suggest keeping a tang in that size tank...depending on your setup you have other just as cool options
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Really not recommended to put a tang in such a small tank, minimum 4ft tank for the smaller tangs.

    Why do you specifically want a tang? Are you looking for an algae eating fish?
     
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    Are you looking for an algae eating fish?[/QUOTE]
    Sorry dolphin for hijackin ur thread.



    What other fish chow algae (hairline algae)?
     
  6. FransSny

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    If its about algae first find the cause & treat that.

    Also why not just go with hermits and snails if this is the issue. Lets wait and see why dolphin would like a tang

    at this stage we are assuming
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Kawnmower blennies/algae blennies can do the job pretty well, but tangs need bigger tanks.
     
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    I had a lawnmower Blennie that did not touch hair algae. Maybe he was a dud?
     
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    Dolphinfriendly Thread Starter

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    I'm not really looking for an algae eater, I just really love tangs. The fact that they eat algae is just a bonus. Would it be possible to buy a small tang and sell him when he gets to a size that is too large for my tank?
     
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    Well tangs are not sorted for that size tank...
     
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    Hey it's better not to keep a tang in that small tank! I have mine in such a small tank and I'm already busy with a 700 litre tank for him so don't try it.
     
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    Sounds ok in theory, trouble is trying to catch it and moving it on - it doesn't work in real life - get a bigger tank:)
     
  13. Dolphinfriendly

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    Getting a bigger tank isnt really a real option right now:(
    How long does it take for a yellow tang to reach full size? Maybe I can move him on to a larger tank later on.
     
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    I'm with Annoying on this one...rather dont do it....wait till you have the right size tank
     
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    I have a Yellow Tang in my 240L tank and even I feel I need to invest in a bigger tank to make him happy. I have only had him 5 months and already he has more than doubled in size if that gives u an indication of how fast they grow.
     
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    Well then if a tang is out, what other fish would make good alternatives? .Not as algae eaters, ones that have a similar aperance, colour etc.
     
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    Dwarf angels are probably my favourite, they come in a wide variety of striking colours and are generally reef safe! :thumbup:
     
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    Depends on your other inmates dolphin....Dwarf Angels are cool
     
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    Why not look at a flame angel? Very nice looking fish for that size tank.
     
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    The tank is only coming on the 18th, So there will be no inmates to contend with other than a pair of percula clowns that I am going to move. I will definatley get some sort of dwarf angel. Im not sure about the flame because I think they are quite expensive. Other than a flame angel or a coral beauty, what other dwarfs sre suitable for my tank?
     
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    call dory's pets he is geting me sum nice ones
    Do not get down i have a 6ft and it is going to be to small for my sohal tang i have -+ a year to get a biger tank
    I am only saving on salt for now
     
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