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Old 01/07/2008, 08:25 PM   #76
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gary faulkner, I have the Sohal for about a year.
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a Purple Tang
a Yellow Tang
a Yellow Belly Hippo Tang
Thanks, that is the same type and number of tangs I was planning on and was a little hesitant but now I think I will have to give it a try, after hearing of your success.


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Old 01/07/2008, 10:02 PM   #77
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Wow well I wanted to post ....But after that uh....

Oh well here's my little blue hippo
http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/j...t=DSC00265.jpg
DSC00265.jpg Blue hippo tang image by cope44


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Old 01/08/2008, 04:39 AM   #78
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He;s huge does he get along ok with the others?
hes the most piecefull fish ever never bothers anything and way too big to be bullied
he enjoys being stroked too

if you doing anything in the tank he tries to get between your fingers somethimes hurts thou when hes boystruss but you just litrally push him away


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Old 01/08/2008, 12:23 PM   #79
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hes the most piecefull fish ever
Same with my Clown Tang nothing like what people say hes the most peaceful fish in my tank but can stand his ground especially when the humbug attacks.


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Old 01/08/2008, 03:07 PM   #80
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My spotted kole...Great personality




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Old 01/08/2008, 03:14 PM   #81
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"he enjoys being stroked too "

Ive never heard of anybody petting their fish is that considered normal by any means? or is it rare for them to be so friendly?

my puppy would just LOVE to play with the clownfish and by play I mean eat.


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Old 01/08/2008, 03:17 PM   #82
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Lol, Any pics of the yellow if thats what i can see below him.


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Old 01/08/2008, 11:34 PM   #83
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- 125g Mixed Reef; up about 9 months
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Old 01/09/2008, 09:53 AM   #84
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My A. Japonicus, got him a few weeks ago, just moved him into the 75 gallon display about four days ago. He's a pig!He's at least 4" long

BTW thanks for the link on the article on these guys, I found out shortly after I purchased that there was a big difference, but I didn't know if I had my hands on the hardy one or the finicky one.




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Old 01/09/2008, 10:01 AM   #85
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Ive never heard of anybody petting their fish is that considered normal by any means? or is it rare for them to be so friendly?
It's not "normal" exactly, or common by any means, CORAL magazine did an article about "the need to clean" a few years back. They related this behavior to cleaning behavior. They had a picture of a baby napoleon wrasse (22 inches!) in a coral export facility that would offer his loins to passer byes. Pretty hillarious!


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:39 AM   #86
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my old vlamingi used to let me pet her. She is now in a LFS tank and shes huge. I also have my orange shoulder and he loves to be petted. He will actually come to top the tank and hover letting me pet him.


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Old 01/09/2008, 11:07 AM   #87
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Amazing!

I wish my fish would let me get that close to them! I guess I have a Z. flavescens at work that I can catch by hand quite easily, he's just used to me distributing the NORI for him, and has otherwise total disregard for me as being dangerous. He nibbles krill out of my fingers too, I'm gonna try to pet him next time I go to work!


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Old 01/09/2008, 03:02 PM   #89
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Only have one tang, a powder blue that could be a hybrid with a powder brown or whitecheek






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Old 01/09/2008, 03:06 PM   #90
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Bad News - !

Unfortunately i came home today to find my clown tang laying on his side, so i tried feeding garlic soaked food and he didn;t eat any of it and 2 hours later he was dead.

My own fault for putting him in a tank way too small for him and not researching a fish before i bought it.


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Old 01/09/2008, 03:36 PM   #91
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Sorry to hear that great tangs by the way


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Old 01/10/2008, 02:27 PM   #93
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Hey Kar,

sorry to hear that

What size tank did you have him in?

*EDIT*

doh forgot you are the OP I see now it was a 40.

what size do people recommend for a clown tang?


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Old 01/10/2008, 02:37 PM   #94
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gary faulkner, I have the Sohal for about a year.
I also have
a Powder Blue Tang
a Black Tang
a Purple Tang
a Yellow Tang
a Yellow Belly Hippo Tang
Wow nice tangs/tank! looks huge, what are the dimensions of your tank?


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Old 01/10/2008, 03:02 PM   #95
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Was able to snap an awesome photo of my Kole last night, so I figured I'd share.




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Old 01/10/2008, 03:40 PM   #96
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Question for ya Husky_1 how long have you had your powder blue what size tank and tank mates also does he show any agression


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Old 01/10/2008, 04:03 PM   #97
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Hey Kar,

sorry to hear that

What size tank did you have him in?

*EDIT*

doh forgot you are the OP I see now it was a 40.

what size do people recommend for a clown tang?
They recommend about 150 gallon + i bought him before i knew anything about tangs.


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Old 01/10/2008, 04:13 PM   #98
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Wow I didn't know they needed so much space. But I haven't seriously started planning my stocking plan yet.

I'm planning a 220. Are there any tangs that wouldn't work in that? I really love tangs and anthias. I know that I will be housing tridacnids so I'm limiting my fish variety a bit. I might try getting multiple tangs of the same color, but limiting the different species. Will this work well with most tangs, are are some best kept alone (ie, the only sohal).


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Old 01/10/2008, 04:17 PM   #99
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vendors showing their true stripes......

marinedepot says 55g+ for a clown tang
liveaquaria says 150+.

Guess we know who is telling the truth


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Old 01/10/2008, 04:21 PM   #100
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yea you could do a lot of differnt tangs in a 220


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