Which Tangs would you choose??

Which combo would you choose

  • Yellow, scopas, Sailfin

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Regal, Naso, Powdr blue

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • yellow, Regal, naso

    Votes: 14 35.9%
  • Yellow, Powder blue, naso

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • Yellow, yellow, yellow

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • regal, regal, regal

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 7 17.9%

  • Total voters
    39
  • Poll closed .

Mike

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I think you should upgrade before adding the fish, as you say they get big, get your tang tank sorted, then go for it.:thumbup: i'm with you on the yellow, regal, naso combination.
 

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I would say: Yellow tang, scopas and sailfin. They are the "strongest" of the tangs with the biggest chance of survival.

Trad - don't you think that you might be pushing the envelope with adding 3 tangs into your tank? how wide is your tank again? 1.2 metre?
 

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Hi guys if you dont know i just got my tank and plan to keep it for atleast 5 years so no upgrading for a while size wise,

Jacs: its a 5ft 500mm deep and 650mm High, dont know dont really think thats pushing it, just the Powder blue is aggressive and so may not be a good combo with the yellow, but a yellow is semi-aggresive naso and regal are pretty peaceful.

Your thoughts
 

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Trad - tangs require a LOT of space to swim, otherwise they stress out quickly and get white spot often..... Therefor the mention of "pushing it".....
BUT - then again - it's your tank. Are these your 1st tangs?
 
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Wanted to get a beautiful powder blue ---- have a Scopas in my tank - after reading a bit, I saw they recommend a 7ft tank for the PB --- so decided to leave it... my 2c worth.
 

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cool just checking cause i thought 3 tangs would be ok, but i guess its the type of tangs. If you look at what midasblenny has you wouldn't believe it. I guess i should stick with a yellow and purple(if i can get one at a reasonable price) or yellow and scopa/sailfin.

Had a naso in my 600L it was such a nice fish. PB very aggresive
 

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Hi Trad - I have 5 tangs in my 2 meter tank. 2 sailfins, 2 naso's, and one bristletooth tang.... And they are CONSTANTLY swimming left and then right, and then left and then right in my tank. BUT - they are EXTREMELY territorial as well - constantly giving each other grief regarding hiding places in the live rock.....
 
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I Have a Scopas. Very nice tangs. He's really fat now as well. pecks away at the algae all day long...Not to shy either. Don't have to sit and look for him...
 

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Hi Lappies - the scopas and bristletooth tangs look very similar - AND they are actually very similar in their behaviour as well! ;-)
Just - the scopas is slightly prettier than the bristletooth!
 
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Hi, I would suggest a clown tang or sohal.I find the usual others are just too common,but hey its your choice.
 

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