Multiple yellow tangs

Aframereef

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
77
Reaction score
93
Hello: I am in process of rebuilding my 800G tank. 'L' shaped 5'x10' i would like a school or multiple yellow tangs. I currently only have 1 large blond naso. Would also like 1 purple tang. I'm looking for advice on the number of yellows. When i had this tank setup years ago i had 1 blond naso, 1 purple, 1 yellow with no issues. I was hoping to have like 7 to 9 or more. In the old tank i had issues with other schools of fish. I started with about 13 blue green chromas and the school would bully the weakest fish and about every 2-3 month i would loose one until just 1 was left after several years. I had the same issues with a school of lyretail anthias. I would like to here from people that have had sucuss with multiples for years. I have great luck with tangs, mine have always been very fat.
 
Corals.com

BradB

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
325
Reaction score
180
Location
Hudson
I had 3 in a 4 foot 270 and they got along fine. Cromis and anthias are very hard on the lowest member. Tangs aren't like that, and should get along so long as they aren't right on top of each other. The lowest member will get plenty to eat and be left alone and do fine. Imo you will be fine with as many yellows as you want in an 800.

I've never heard of mixing purple and yellows, and there might be some risk there.
 

pecan2phat

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 3, 2010
Messages
1,280
Reaction score
621
Location
CT
I've have 2 yellows and 2 purples and a Gem in a 180g for for a few years now.
 

Phycodurus

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
May 18, 2018
Messages
859
Reaction score
1,587
Location
Los Angeles
I've have 2 yellows and 2 purples and a Gem in a 180g for for a few years now.

awesome! i have a very similar tang stock list planned for my own 180g! (might include a long nose black tang in my own group).
 

pecan2phat

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 3, 2010
Messages
1,280
Reaction score
621
Location
CT
I too wanted to add a Black as a last zebrasoma but might be pushing my luck.
The Gem has become the dominant in the tank but the purples are no push overs.
 

footgal

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 4, 2020
Messages
3,537
Reaction score
6,097
Location
Houston
Purples and yellows are very happy together, I had a close friend that kept 7 yellows and 8 purples together for around 15 years and they were great together and with other tang species. Just make sure there’s enough food for everyone so they don’t fight over it and you should be good to go :)
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
34,620
Reaction score
78,504
Location
Sheboygan
I have a 660g with 6 who get along very well

698147A7-E792-4DF5-9493-12C31E2E2B06.jpeg
60329CDB-D5FE-401E-B53F-E14510B6A557.jpeg
60329CDB-D5FE-401E-B53F-E14510B6A557.jpeg
 
OP
A

Aframereef

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
77
Reaction score
93
Thanks for all the replies. Looks like it should work well. The last thing i want to have this large tank and watch fish die.
 
OP
A

Aframereef

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
77
Reaction score
93
One more question. Do you all have a few recommendation for getting fish on line. Its been years since i have bought a fish. Back in the day i would go inland aquatics but they closed and i moved away. I don't mimd paying more for something that has been held to ensure its good to go. Seems like i came across a site a year ago that was into high end fish bit can't remember. Thanks
 

BradB

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
325
Reaction score
180
Location
Hudson
I had a friend recently buy biota captive bred and is happy with them.
 

pecan2phat

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 3, 2010
Messages
1,280
Reaction score
621
Location
CT
TSM Aquatics sells quarantined fish online, they are in NJ.
 

Do you have a little reefing side hustle that helps you earn money to put back into your hobby?

  • Yes

    Votes: 107 20.1%
  • No

    Votes: 203 38.1%
  • Not yet but want to

    Votes: 215 40.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 1.5%

Online statistics

Members online
2,100
Guests online
4,617
Total visitors
6,717
Budman's Corals LLC
Top