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Old 03/09/2008, 01:30 PM   #976
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lol only a couple more post and we will be getting there.


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:30 PM   #977
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Yellow tangs don't seem to grow too fast in general compared to other tangs. There are tons of factors that come into play on growth though, so it's rather impossible to say how long yours would last in a 45g.

Here's my trio, though.





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2 yellows and 1 purple
I've had the purple for 3 years, and I've had the yellows for 6 months.
Purple is about 4", small yellow is about 2.5", and the big yellow is about 6".


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:31 PM   #978
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Anybody got any more pics?


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:32 PM   #979
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Very nice LukFox i never new the yellows would school with a purple


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:36 PM   #980
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They are very nice looking fish how do they get along. Love all of those tangs.


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:44 PM   #981
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They have similar body shapes so they stick together :]. They get along great. There's a little tail swiping sometimes, but it isn't often. It's probably just to keep order.


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:47 PM   #982
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Here is my orange shoulder...





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Old 03/09/2008, 01:47 PM   #983
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yea probably i mean those fish look very healthy and fat. I want to add a purple with my sailfin when my 90 is ready but iam not sure if its going to work out and i also heard that the purples are one of the most aggressive tangs other then the sohal and clown.


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Old 03/09/2008, 01:48 PM   #984
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That is a awesome looking Orange shoulder. That thing has great color and looks very healthy What size tank is he in?


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Wow, that's a really nice orange shoulder. I'm jealous!

Purple aggression really varies fish to fish. My purple is really unaggressive, but she knows how to defend herself. There was a thread on purple aggression a while back in the reef fish forum, and it seems like their mean reputation is not wholly deserved.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:01 PM   #986
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That Orange Shoulder is B,E,A,Utiful.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:04 PM   #987
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OK i might think about adding one to my 90. I would love two have a school of purples or yellows. How is she with picking at algae.


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On freshwater dips you should get the water to the same pH.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:11 PM   #989
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But the thing is i already have a sailfin going in there in a month or 2


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so rt6 your thinking of adding 2 yellows and a pruple now? if you are then i think it would be best to take the sailfin back to the LFS


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:25 PM   #991
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i will upload some tang pics of when i went to the red sea but photobuckets uploading slow.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:26 PM   #992
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Old 03/09/2008, 02:36 PM   #993
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No i wish i could do that though. When my tank is u p and running right then when i add the sailfin i want to either add a purple, yellow, pbt, or fine lined bristletooth tang. I am leaning towards either a purple or PBT. 8 more post get those pics up to


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:37 PM   #994
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Acanthurus achilles, Achilles Surgeonfish, 100 gal (380l).

Acanthurus coeruleus, Atlantic Blue Tang, 75 gal (285l).

Acanthurus japonicus, Powder Brown Tang, 75 gal (285l).

Acanthurus leucosternon, Powder Blue Tang, 100 gal (380l).

Acanthurus lineatus, Lined or Clown Surgeonfish, 180 gal (680l).

Acanthurus nigricans, Whitecheek Surgeonfish, 75 gal (285l).

Acanthurus olivaceus, Orangeshoulder Surgeonfish, 135 gal (510l).

Acanthurus pyroferus, Mimic Surgeonfish, 75 gal (285l).

Acanthurus sohal, Sohal Surgeonfish, 180 gal (680l).

Acanthurus tristegus, Convict Surgeonfish, 75 gal (285l).

Acanthurus tristis, Indian Mimic Surgeonfish, 75 gal (285l).

Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis, Chevron Tang, 100 gal (380l).

Ctenochaetus strigosus, Kole's Tang, 75 gal (285l).

Naso brevirostris, Spotted Unicornfish, 180 gal (685l).

Naso lituratus, Orangespine Unicornfish or Naso Tang, 135 gal (510l).

Naso unicornis, Bluespine Unicornfish, 200 gal (760l).

Paracanthurus hepatus, Pacific Blue Tang, 100 gal (380l).

Zebrasoma desjardinii, Indian Ocean or Red Sea Sailfin Tang, 135 gal (510l).

Zebrasoma flavescens, Yellow Tang, 75 gal (285l).

Zebrasoma scopas, Brown Tang, 75 gal (285l).

Zebrasoma veliferum, Sailfin Tang, 135 gal (510l).

Zebrasoma xanthurum, Purple Tang, 100 gal (380l).


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Just thought id upload that to get some more post
if it was me then i would go for the PBT but its whatever you prefer.


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:39 PM   #996
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I know the sailfin will eventually get way to big for my tank so when he does i will return him to the LFS. I think i might go with the purple or fine lined bristletooth tang because they are easier to keep and are good algae eaters. The last choice would either be a yellow or PBT.


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I am really not sure on what i want to do though. I mean ill make my decision later.


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they are all nice tangs though


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Old 03/09/2008, 02:41 PM   #999
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I think the purple or PBT are one of the best algae eaters out there but i could be wrong. I love to watch my tangs pick on the rock. I dont know why but it just fasinates me. IMO i think the PBT is better algae eater then the Purple but once again i could be wrong.


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