Sohal tang

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  1. deadmeat2016

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    Does anyone have a Sohal tang?? are they endemic to the red sea? i would so love one as they look amazing but my tank isnt big enough.
    Just wondering if anyone has one and if they are easy to care for.....
    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. keyaam

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    I will build a tank just to house a sohal alone. Ive seen quite a few and the price is quite steep. If you want to see one pm me
     
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    Sohals are actualy very common in aquariums which can hold them as Im sure yo have seen they get masive, They are pritty hardy aswell but IMO are one of the more agressive species special if conditions arnt perfect
     
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    Thats why ill build a huge tank just for one
     
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    And so will I my bru, in a heart beat, if only I had the space
     
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    I think toys r us are selling plastic ones lol
     
  8. deadmeat2016

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    Rahh, thanks keeyam, will pm u bout that soonish
     
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    Na dude they sold out on them:(
     
  10. viper357

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    Bob the reefbuilder has got one in his tank, there's pics of it near the end of his tank build thread.
     
  11. Yuri

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    lanzo has one that i sold him
    He will brake down his tank soon so watch out
     
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    How would one fair with a powder blue?
     
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    i have a video of the one that adriaan had in his own tank back at his house. awesome fish, made life soo difficult for the pair of Blonde Nasos that were sharing the tank with her that both jumped out and committed suicide(tru story)
     
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    That sounds like a very sad story :(
     
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    They are very aggressive when they get big, comes with having the fish
     
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    Mine is vry agressive..dint believe yuri when he said...that this juvi is a bit hectic.

    I added him as the smallest tang to the ystem...with my Blond naso 4 time bigger than him

    He is harrasing everyboday in the tank hen he feels like it icluding the Naso...other days he seems to be fine.

    He is now the alpha of the tank and is now starting to grow bigger...his colours are also much more intesnse after he turned the alpha
     
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    My powder blue was like that....every now and then he gets the mutters and goes ape, especially towards the copperband. Will give the sohal a miss....
     
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    My Sohal is completely chilled. It's a big tank but there are 10 other tangs bigger and smaller than him. But thing do change.:)
     
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    ive observed a number of sohals and they have always been on my 'goal fish'list. that list of fish that you really want. but the best ones ive ever seen were always in large 1500l plus systems and they are spectacular in there, but id personally skip them unless i had the space.
     
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