Best Tangs For Reef Tank

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by AlvaradoL, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Gem Tang

    29 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. Purple Tang

    93 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. Regal Blue Tang

    28 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Yellow Tang

    69 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Powder Blue Tang

    64 vote(s)
    9.7%
  6. Poweder Brown Tang

    16 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Achiles Tang

    95 vote(s)
    14.4%
  8. Naso Tang

    29 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Salfin Tang

    32 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Sohal Tang

    20 vote(s)
    3.0%
  11. Scopas Tang

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Black Tang

    20 vote(s)
    3.0%
  13. Kole Yellow Eye Tang

    54 vote(s)
    8.2%
  14. Convict Tang

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  15. Naso Blonde Tang

    30 vote(s)
    4.5%
  16. Orangeshoulder Tang

    8 vote(s)
    1.2%
  17. Clown Tang

    15 vote(s)
    2.3%
  18. Mimic Lemon Peel Tang

    9 vote(s)
    1.4%
  19. Lieutenant Tang

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  20. Briseltooth Tang

    32 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. AlvaradoL

    AlvaradoL Well-Known Member

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    Vote for your favorite Tang.
    If it is not listed, Please feel free to post it in a comment. :]
     
  2. pickupman66

    pickupman66 Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    All tangs are great for a reef tank. but some are only good in a large system.
     
  3. Luwe2008

    Luwe2008 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see what Tang species are favorited in this hobby though.
     
  4. cdness

    cdness 2006 - Present Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I loved my fat Achilles Tang! Unfortunately he didn't make it through the last move :(
     
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    New Wave Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    i would have chosen gem tang... but ive never seen one... didnt wanna trust the photos :)
     
  6. FishLipz

    FishLipz Cheap and Easy Reefer

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    Could we count koi color variants of the yellow separate? That's my favorite. Then purples
     
  7. Salty Dog

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    I like most tangs, although common , the yellow tang. Brings much color to any tank. Also the purple tang. Im not into these very expensive tangs such as the gem or black, there is no need to speed thousands of dollars to have a beautiful tank
     
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    I went with the powder blue tang because its a beautiful lookin reasonable priced fish I like the gem tang and black tangs but like Bill "SaltyDog" said its too much money for one fish :sad: imo I had an Achilies tang but like most with experience on haveing one the success rate is low and mines caught Ich :cry: and died
     
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  9. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever seen a blue hippo yellow belly? Very nice fish. Much nicer than the hippo but a little more money
     
  10. CherryCorals

    CherryCorals Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors

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    I love clown tangs and powder blues. Never had any luck with clowns though :(
     
  11. Oceanslayer18

    Oceanslayer18 Well-Known Member

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    I have a sohal and a vlamingi. Love the vlamingi but its not on here
     
  12. Saltgator

    Saltgator Tang Keeper R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Squad Leader

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    I know many will not agree, but...... a chevron tang. Yep, he has hands down been the top grazer and best all-around tang I've owned and still looks good after he lost the juv colors. The second best imo is the Lieutenant Tang because the 2 I use to own grazed rocks and sand, but bullied all other larger tangs (naso and hippo).
     
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    mgdmirage Well-Known Member

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    Achiles and Purple here, slight lean towards Achiles.
     
  14. Paul_N

    Paul_N MOD R2R Supporter

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    I would go with bristletooth or convict. I had a purple and they are too mean. If you plan on having a community reef tank with a variety of fish then stay away from the aggressive ones like the purple.
     
  15. FishLipz

    FishLipz Cheap and Easy Reefer

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    I guess mine is the exception. I've got a purple, yellow, naso, and regal all together with no aggression at all.
     
  16. skinz78

    skinz78 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I have got to go with the Sailfin but I prefer the Red Sea Sailfin.
     
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    ill have to check that one out Bill a friend of mines got a blue tang which suprised me because it had like a neon blue at the edge of the fins very nice lookin fish
     
  18. Paul_N

    Paul_N MOD R2R Supporter

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    I meant variety like other smaller fish or more peaceful fish. There are exceptions to every rule though. It depends on the tank size also.
     
  19. Troylee

    Troylee all about the diy!!!!! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    were not voting for our favorite tang here....... by far the achillies is the worst tang you could get and hardest to keep..... i know it's pretty it's my favorite fish but they don't do well in captivity..... i can't believe it's in first place for the best to have in a tank.....:sad:
     
  20. Luwe2008

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    I've heard Powder Blue and Black Tangs have the same problem.. ^^^ Is this true?
     

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