4 tangs in a 150 gallon??

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You could do 3 bristle tooth tangs and one larger tang, or even 2 bristle tooth and maybe 2 larger, but not huge ones.
The bristle tooth tangs have awesome personality, and stay a bit smaller. They can be a little aggressive amongst themselves but nothing out of the ordinary for tangs.
 

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I would not mix the Achilles and Powder. Depending on dimensions, those 2 and the 'blue' may not work long term.
I have 18 tangs in my main tank. Achilles and powder blue are two if them. I have zero tang wars in my tank other than the sailfin occasionally chasing others away at feeding time
 
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I had the same in my 240g
You're missing the point.....a 240g tank has different dimensions than a 150g (duh), and the person you originally responded to said that "depending on dimensions, they may not work long term". Putting highly aggressive and LARGE tangs in a 150 is a bad idea long term.....
 

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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
think you'll be fine for a few years since 1 has been there but 3 new should all go into DT at same time... hoping you have plans for multiple tanks and larger tank planning for growth. IMO tangs get more and more territorial the older and larger they become. My yellow & sailfin tangs have killed my last two fish

This is another post about a QT powder blue trying to acclimate:
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/this-is-why-acclimation-boxes-are-winners.318387/

I've tried introducing with a hang on acclimation DT box, so next future fish will move from QT to this new SHU I ordered today... like how its magnets mean I can move fish around in DT into different 'territories' so existing fish are more accepting of the future new fish in other nooks and crannies and not expecting future new fish to be at top where my CPR acclimation box hung

BUT... after those last two fish introductions ... I'm in no hurry to ever add new fish ... unless a pink fish unexpectedly comes my way...
 
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You're missing the point.....a 240g tank has different dimensions than a 150g (duh), and the person you originally responded to said that "depending on dimensions, they may not work long term". Putting highly aggressive and LARGE tangs in a 150 is a bad idea long term.....
that 240 had same footprint as 150- just taller DUH
 

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I have 18 tangs in my main tank. Achilles and powder blue are two if them. I have zero tang wars in my tank other than the sailfin occasionally chasing others away at feeding time
Do you think that 18 tangs in a 650 gallon might behave differently than 2 in tight quarters?
 

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Do you think that 18 tangs in a 650 gallon might behave differently than 2 in tight quarters?
Of course. !50g is not small but my no means large. The more room they have, the more likely they will not be territorial and get along.
 
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