At the Symposium I spoke to Mitch Carl and Andy Dehart about their opinions on stocking multiple tangs and they quoted the old 1 or … If you are at the lower end of the size range, stick with smaller tangs-yellow, kole, tomini.
The Clown Tang has alternating cyan blue and yellow horizontal stripes with a white belly. Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) – Named for its overall yellow coloration, the yellow tang grows up to 8 inches in length and it is one of the easier tang species to care for.These fish are native to Hawaii which is why they are sometimes called the yellow Hawaiian tang.
For multiple tangs, most folks go with footprint of at least 6'x2' for 3-4 (typically a standard 180g) and obviously larger for more.
Like other Tangs, this member of the Acanthuridae family demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own species, or Tangs in general. Multiple Yellow/Purple Tangs in one tank? Yellow Eye Kole Tangs tend to be extra aggressive towards other tangs with a similar body shape (called conspecifics) such as the Chevron Tang and Convict Tang. No doubt it helps. I think that in general with the tangs you are dividing up the aggression amongst them when you have multiples. The orange spots give away to many small black spots covering the … From what I have read it is best to get varied tangs, i.e. A buddy of mine owns a reef shop and he had a purple tang in a 500 gallon display. Naso Tang: (Naso lituratus) The Naso Tang (also known as Lipstick tang and Orangespine Unicorn fish) comes from yet another genus; Naso – the unicornfishes. Food and diet: The Yellow Eye Kole Tang will graze over the rock searching for algae to eat. If you’ve ever seen a 15″ naso, you’d understand why your 55 is too small. Supplement the diet with live macro algae, such as Macro Feast, dry seaweed 2-3 times per week. another reason not to have 3 tangs to a tank is they get very large and a 75 gallon tank is not large enough to hold three large tangs. This beautiful fish is colored in tones of lavender and tan, and has multiple orange spots on the face. I've got one purple tang at the moment, I have no intention of doing this just now in my current tank which is a 100g Reef but I was curious for the future. If you are going to keep multiple yellow tangs, introduce them to the tank at the same time to promote compatibility. I have seen guys like @Blue Z Reef with multiple yellow tangs all getting along. That being said all fish have different temperments. @ssappington feeds his fish very well too, by hand might i add. The silicone plunger locks tea leaves into the bottom of the filter once brewing is complete, cutting off access of water to the tea leaves. Therefore, it is best to keep just one Yellow Tang per aquarium, unless multiple Yellow Tangs are introduced simultaneously into a very large system. not all the same genus. I've seen schools of yellow tangs in public aquaria, and my LFS has 10 small ones in one of their tanks. They like to play "follow the leader" where they all follow a designated fish to either ends of the tank. I currently have one yellow and one blue hippo that were introduced together, they get along just fine. You want the new guy to have the advantage. Like other Tangs, this member of the Acanthuridae family demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own species, or Tangs in general. The purple tang killed all of his yellow tangs, I think around eight of them.
The Lavender Tang, also known as the Spot-Cheeked Surgeonfish, travels in large schools on the reefs of Hawaii. Therefore, it is best to keep just one Yellow Hawaiian Tang per aquarium, unless multiple Yellow Hawaiian Tangs are introduced into the system simultaneously. The Yellow Tang may be one of the better choices for a tank with multiple inhabitants as it generally does not bother other fish. Although the Yellow Hawaiian Tang will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important the Yellow Hawaiian Tang is offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. But this is and opinion. The yellow tang and the powder brown tang do not fight because they have different body shapes.