4 tangs in a 150 gallon??

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4 ft 150 or 6 ft? Makes a difference. Stuffed with rock or an open aquascape? Also makes a difference. Hippo will eventually outgrow a 4 ft tank and you'll be back here asking why its behaving strangely. I would not personally put an Achilles in anything less than a 6 ft tank - it's a swimmer. I would also not personally put an Achilles and a Powder Blue together in the same system. They are both on the more aggressive end of the tang spectrum. There's always that guy who says he's doing it, but you are asking for trouble. FWIW, at 3.5 inches, neither are juveniles anymore. Are they getting along in QT?
 

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4 ft 150 or 6 ft? Makes a difference. Stuffed with rock or an open aquascape? Also makes a difference. Hippo will eventually outgrow a 4 ft tank and you'll be back here asking why its behaving strangely. I would not personally put an Achilles in anything less than a 6 ft tank - it's a swimmer. I would also not personally put an Achilles and a Powder Blue together in the same system. They are both on the more aggressive end of the tang spectrum. There's always that guy who says he's doing it, but you are asking for trouble.
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6ft 150 is pushing it but do-able for a little while
Expect some squabbling from time to time and arguments over food and territory . Ideal would be a 210 or 300g
 
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5 here, Yellow,Blue Hippo, Salfin, Naso and Powder-Brown in a 5' 120 g.
Been togeter now for more than 5 years minimum. I give them a lot of hiding places and keep them well fed. No issues besides the Salfin is getting big after 7 year? Their gang include a Koran and Foxface too.
 
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What are the dimensions of the tank?
The Achilles tang has special care requirements and I don’t think a 150 gallon tank is large enough for it.
It’s a 5 x 2 x 2

I didn’t see anything that concerned me with care retirements? But I’ll do some more research. Thank you
 
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4 ft 150 or 6 ft? Makes a difference. Stuffed with rock or an open aquascape? Also makes a difference. Hippo will eventually outgrow a 4 ft tank and you'll be back here asking why its behaving strangely. I would not personally put an Achilles in anything less than a 6 ft tank - it's a swimmer. I would also not personally put an Achilles and a Powder Blue together in the same system. They are both on the more aggressive end of the tang spectrum. There's always that guy who says he's doing it, but you are asking for trouble. FWIW, at 3.5 inches, neither are juveniles anymore. Are they getting along in QT?
Very informative, thank you

it’sa 5 foot tank with lots of rock work. Neither seems too upset in QT at the moment, although the Achilles does posture a lot more often than the others
 

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Very informative, thank you

it’sa 5 foot tank with lots of rock work. Neither seems too upset in QT at the moment, although the Achilles does posture a lot more often than the others
I would try to find a new home for the achilles

look at their natural habitat

they need very strong flow
 

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So I have 4 juvenile tangs. 3 in QT, 1 in my DT.

My display tank has a 2.5” inch Blue tang that has been there for a year.
My QT has a 2.5” yellow tang, 3.5” Achilles, and 3.5” Powder Blue.

I have good filtration and so plenty of water changes, so I’m curious what everyone thinks about eventually adding those three tangs to my DT
I’d recommend against. While it could work for a short while that mix may go awry.
 
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Very informative, thank you

it’sa 5 foot tank with lots of rock work. Neither seems too upset in QT at the moment, although the Achilles does posture a lot more often than the others
Agree I shouldn’t have assumed this was a 6 foot tank.
 
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Yellow,Blue Hippo, Salfin, Naso and Powder-Brown
The Salfin should count as two.
Naso... dude thats just wrong. If you can afford all those tangs you should be able to afford a properly sized home for them.

Their internal organs grow faster than their outside body, hence why they stay smaller in a smaller tank. Do you though.
 

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Naso... dude thats just wrong. If you can afford all those tangs you should be able to afford a properly sized home for them.

Their internal organs grow faster than their outside body, hence why they stay smaller in a smaller tank. Do you though.
Agreed

have you ever seen a full grown Naso?
They get HUGE

18” full grown
 
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