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. lps1212

    lps1212 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    The success rate on a powder blue imo is more than an achilies tang being that I have tried an achilies already with no luck I will try my luck with a powder blue this time even your lfs would recommend a powder blue or black over an achilies because the achilies is so finiky that's just my.02
     
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    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
     
  3. Troylee

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

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    exactly!!!!!! i mean there is tons of beautiful tangs i wish i could have them all!!! lol but many don't do well in captivity and shouldn't even be on that list..... a yellow or kole, naso etc are proven and great fish for aquaria most of those need to be left in the ocean imho.......
     
  4. Luwe2008

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    Hey Troylee, what tangs would you recommend NOT to get?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    How about Chevron Tangs?
     
  8. BlazinNano

    BlazinNano Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    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.
     
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    +1!

    completely.
     
  10. sunsetmonti

    sunsetmonti New Member

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    Chevron tangs are my favorite, so colorful! Although once they reach maturity most of the time they aren't too colorful.
     
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    Yeah i read it wrong too, was thinking more along the lines of dream tang, which Achilles is certainly mine.
     
  12. clarky2120

    clarky2120 Well-Known Member

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    the very first post says "vote for your favorite tang." I interpret that as my favorite overall, not necessarily one I would put in my tank. That's probably what's confusing some people.

    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 :wink:
     
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    caudill187 Well-Known Member

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    I have also changed my favorite tang to Gem Tang. Those Google image search result pictures did it for me.
     
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    snobored Well-Known Member

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    What about a Goldrimmed Tang?
     
  15. TinaFoster

    TinaFoster Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    I just had to catch my 6"-7" hippo because he decided he wanted to start eating zoanthids after 4 years.
     
  17. Luwe2008

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    Lets keep this thread going!
     
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    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:neutral:
     
  19. lps1212

    lps1212 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    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
     
  20. m and m

    m and m Well-Known Member Photo of the Month Award

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    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.
     

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