Great point Troy, I voted for a naso. Great for grazing the rocks, great colors, not aggressive as some others, and pretty easy to keep.
Achilles survival rate makes it the worst on the list. I read this thread thinking, if someone was buying their first tang and putting it in a large reef tank, what would you tell them to get?
My answer: Naso or Yellow
Gotta love the diy.... Check my latest and sweetest build yet...
LOL! For those who put Gem Tang haha, very rare mind you!
Clown tangs are a no no, I think a the best would be Blue/Hippo/Regal Tangs as they are not as aggressive and territorial like the rest of their ancestors.
I have an Atlantic Blue Tang. It has its own beauty and charm. He buddies up with my CBB. I love the Sohal- but I was afraid of it getting too big for my tank. I have a 180. I just did not want to stress it.
If you have been diagnosed with Multiple Personalities, Can you claim them on your taxes as dependants?
How about Chevron Tangs?
How about orange shoulders? I know they are not super colorful but something about them I just love. I have a lieutenant already. Super cool tang. Again not super colorful. Grey body but the neon blue on the edges of his fins and his lieutenant stripes are cool.
Fire's 24g Nano Thread (RETIRED)
Fire's 120g Rimless
FiRe's 29g Biocube Build!
Chevron tangs are my favorite, so colorful! Although once they reach maturity most of the time they aren't too colorful.
Yeah i read it wrong too, was thinking more along the lines of dream tang, which Achilles is certainly mine.
40 Gallon Breeder w/ 40 gallon long sump, mixed reef.
2 Gallon Fluval Spec, Drilled and full of SPS.
The best tang in my tank is my kole tang. It's not my favorite tang I have, but serves the biggest purpose by grazing all the time.
My favorite is the achilles, but I wouldn't it my tank.
EDIT: Did anyone else google image search Gem Tang? The images weren't what I expected....That is my new favorite fish
Last edited by clarky2120; 06-29-2011 at 05:46 PM.
I have also changed my favorite tang to Gem Tang. Those Google image search result pictures did it for me.
What about a Goldrimmed Tang?
My hippo blue tang munches on algae, is great with all the other fish, and is hardy, and never even looks at the few corals I have. I have to say, it's the perfect reef tank tang, IMO.
~ What's in YOUR water?
I just had to catch my 6"-7" hippo because he decided he wanted to start eating zoanthids after 4 years.
fire fighters have longer hoses!!
Lets keep this thread going!
Vlamingi! By far my favorite, but they need a LOT of water! Mine has never messed with any other fish. I do have a strong suspicion that he took out my cleaner shrimp though
30 people choose an Achiles tang lol and I don't even think 5 people own an achilies on this site they are so hard to keep I don't see them being as a best tang for anyones tank other than looks
Wow i voted my fav not best for tank. I think many are voting achilies because they like it not because its good for a reef tank. I think best is yellow they can go in smaller tanks (compared to most tangs) easy to keep and are great algae grazers.