Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by scott9119, Jun 14, 2013.
I use 40b as my smallest for tangs. Most of my at are 55 gal
My gut feeling was that a 36" tank would be better. Thanks.
While it's no substitute for space, a powerhead may help as well, giving the fish some flow to exercise in.
I actually got them all in one shot! The kole is hard to see.
How can anyone not like tangs!!!!!
Would putting 3 tangs in a 100 gallon be too much?
would I be able to keep 3 tangs if introduced together? Here is my list to choose from:
Flame Fin (Tomini) Tang
Two Spot Bristletooth Tang
Bristletooth Tomini Tang
Can any of you experienced tang keepers confirm the id of my tang from post #749?
Well, two of those are the same fish . . . The flame fin Tomini tang is a bristletooth tang. They do tend to be all little mellower (if only a little) and a little smaller than some of the other tangs. You've got only two genera of tangs, which could lead to trouble: Ctenochaetus, the bristletooth tangs (Tomini, two-spot) and Zebrasoma, the sailfin tangs (yellow, purple). If you have to try it, I might go for the yellow and two from the bristletooth group. (Have you thought about a kole tang, from the same genus?)
Well ... this guy's not one of the more common Ctenochaetus - it doesn't look like C. strigosus, the kole, or C. striatus, the orange-striped ... but it does look like it might be Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus, the blue-lipped bristletooth. Cool little guy! @eatbreakfast or @4FordFamily, any thoughts?
Thank you Bruce. I knew I had that wrong. I had researched this way back when I bought the tang and never wrote down the species name. The photos of C. cyanocheilus I just looked at on Google definitely look like mine. I need to go back and edit my posts.
I knew this tang was special when I saw it mislabeled as a an Atlantic blue tang in the LFS ...
WOW! WHAT A BEAUTY!!!
Very nice fish!! I used to have one back when I had a bigger tank. I completely agree, underrated beauties!!
C. cyanocheilus is my suspicion!
IMHO, yes, that would be too much for a 100g. I own a yellow tang, purple tang, kole tang, naso tang, hippo tang and a maculiceps (I have a very big system). I'd say absolutely do no put a purple tang in a 100g. Mine grew VERY quickly and he really zips around the aquarium, so he needs space. Even when I had to put him in a 75g while I added extra fish, he moped in the corner. He was very unhappy. They are also quite aggressive, and my guess would be that the smaller the tank, the more aggressive they would become!
I've had a Kole tang in a similar sized tank and he was fine. An added bonus is that he is a very proficient algae eater! A yellow tang is a very slow grower, so you could likely have a yellow tang for quite some time in a 100g without issue. Keep in mind that eventually a yellow tang will likely outgrow your system.
Tomini tangs also stay fairly small in comparison, so it's another option for you.
It would be best if you could get them fairly small and introduce them at the same time - especially if you decide on multiples of the same species or tangs in the same family.
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