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kar93
02/02/2008, 09:44 AM
Just wondering what is the smallest tank size recomended for and Achilles

CJBDFRAZ
02/02/2008, 10:43 AM
Achilles tangs are very active swimmers and very difficult to keep, I wouldn't try anything under 6 feet long. I think under 200 gal. would be pushing it.

kar93
02/02/2008, 11:06 AM
Oh Bummer was hoping to get one.

CJBDFRAZ
02/02/2008, 12:52 PM
They are beautiful fish.

kar93
02/02/2008, 12:54 PM
Yeah i agree probably the nicest tang ive seen.

Roy G. Biv
02/02/2008, 01:32 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11747125#post11747125 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kar93
Oh Bummer was hoping to get one.
Current Tanks: 3 Gallon Pico Shark Tank, 15 Gallon Tank with 4 Yellow Tangs, 2 Sohal Tangs, 1 Batfish & 2 Volitans Lionfish, 4000Gallon in wall with 3 kilos of live rock, 10lb Live sand and 1 Scooter Blenny and 20gal fuge




Im sure you can fit a whole school in your 4000g tank!!

jnc914
02/02/2008, 01:37 PM
The hard part is getting an Achilles that is actually healthy to begin with. Most LFS don't put much effort into treating the Achilles after acclimation because they know it will sell quickly. If you get one from Diver's Den at Liveaquaria, they actually quarantine and medicate their fish before selling it. I would definantly stay away from the Achilles in a 90 gallon, you don't want to add to its stress.

Capt_Cully
02/02/2008, 01:39 PM
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Capt_Cully
02/02/2008, 01:41 PM
not you jnc,

I meant ??????

Current Tanks: 3 Gallon Pico Shark Tank, 15 Gallon Tank with 4 Yellow Tangs, 2 Sohal Tangs, 1 Batfish & 2 Volitans Lionfish, 4000Gallon in wall with 3 kilos of live rock, 10lb Live sand and 1 Scooter Blenny and 20gal fuge

kar93
02/02/2008, 01:48 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11747968#post11747968 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Pmolan
Current Tanks: 3 Gallon Pico Shark Tank, 15 Gallon Tank with 4 Yellow Tangs, 2 Sohal Tangs, 1 Batfish & 2 Volitans Lionfish, 4000Gallon in wall with 3 kilos of live rock, 10lb Live sand and 1 Scooter Blenny and 20gal fuge




Im sure you can fit a whole school in your 4000g tank!!

I didn't want too many fish in that one :D The scooter seems happy on his own.

xenon
02/02/2008, 04:39 PM
They are worse ich magnets than powder blue's!!!

pcragg
02/02/2008, 05:02 PM
I've had one in my 140 for a year and a half now, and he's doing great.

I think the trick to keeping achilles is to keep them stress free. I'm doing this by keeping the fish load low. He shares the tank with only a clarkii and a six line. He is so beautiful, there is no need to add more fish.

kar93
02/02/2008, 05:04 PM
How about a 120?

Mishap
02/02/2008, 05:17 PM
4 foot tank is too small.

kar93
02/02/2008, 05:19 PM
ok then ill cross the Achilles of my stocking list

AquaReeferMan
02/02/2008, 05:20 PM
Yeah sorry, not in a 4 foot tank. I have one in my 6 foot 125g and I think my tank is too small for this fish. Too active of a swimmer to be cramped in a 4 foot tank.

kar93
02/02/2008, 05:30 PM
What tang would be good for a 90 would you say then? I was thinking yellow,kole or purple

cre8or23
02/02/2008, 06:10 PM
i had a yellow tang and a red sea salfin in a 120 so i guess either ONE of those should be fine in a 90

kar93
02/02/2008, 06:19 PM
Thanks for all the help

thor32766
02/02/2008, 06:19 PM
get a bristletooth. Tomini, Kole, Chevron. Bristletooths are very very underated.

kar93
02/02/2008, 06:25 PM
I do like he bristletoot, tomini and chevrons but in the UK ive never seen them for sale the ones i have seen are

Regal Tang
PBT - brown and blue
Yellow tang
Gold rim
Sailfin
Achilles - Online
Kole - Online
Purple - Online

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 05:11 AM
Karr for my 90 i am going with sailfin and possibly a tomini flame fin or a purple. Those are just some ideas for you.

kar93
02/03/2008, 05:48 AM
I like the purple but i want something with a bit more colour

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 06:20 AM
what are you looking for with color. What other tangs do you have in mind. Some tangs that i can think of right off my head that are colorful are.
Hippo- They are not the hardest fish the can get ich easily just like th PBT.

PBT- although this might be pushing it with a 90.

Yellow- This would be a great tang for the 90 but i would suggest it be around the last fish because they can become aggressive.

Chevron- I think these tangs are great overall lots of color and the adult color is beautiful also. They are a very hardy fish and they are very peaceful

Chocolate Mimic- Not the kind of tang you see that much but i think it does have some beautiful color when it gets bigger and changes.

Powder brown- they are colorful and peaceful they can sometimes get ich very easily. Talk to jcpatella about that one.

Sailfin- They can sometimes be agressive like i said i have one in my 38 qting for now and he has not shown any sign of sickness and he eats like a pig. May become agressive though. But its not a definite.

Yellow eye kole- I was never a big fan of these but some of them do look very cool

Those are some that i can think of right now.

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 06:23 AM
Karr you could also just gaze through your tang through and pick out some colorful tangs and maybe we can give you some background on them.

kar93
02/03/2008, 06:24 AM
I like the powder brown or gold rim i know they may get ich easily and if i got them i would be ready for this. Im not a big fan of mimic's i like koles but the only one ive seen in the Uk is online. never seen the chevron. So i think ill go with either Powder Brown, Gold Rim, Or yellow. Would it be the swimming room or size of the powder blue thats the problem.

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 06:56 AM
Both because they are a delicate fish. If you really want to have some great success with the powder blue then you need to find a healthy specimen. I think you might be able to get away with it in your 90 for a while and then if it outgrows you can sell it back to your lfs and then get a new smaller tang. But that is your decision. You can look around for info on the powder blue. Like here are some links that you might want to try.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg.cfm?pCatId=43

http://www.vividaquariums.com/10Browse.asp?Category=Fish%3ATangs

http://bluezooaquatics.com/productList.asp?cid=287&did=1

These links will also let you see some other tangs that you might want to try or look at.

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 06:59 AM
Karr also for the powder blue you can ask nanogurl she will have some great info to give you.

kar93
02/03/2008, 07:24 AM
Reeftanks6 - Went on vivid aquariums and they say its best left of in the ocean and they dont recommend it to anybdoy but they have it for sale!

Ive been looking on nanogurls thread and Ocean seems to be doing good but she is upgrading and it will be a few years before i get a 120 or bigger.

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 08:05 AM
yea vivid aquariums does say tht but the other sites dont vivid aquariums is not the best site but i just gave it to you to look at. Nanogurl will have some great info though on what you should do.

kar93
02/03/2008, 08:26 AM
Thanks reeftanks6

Reeftanks6
02/03/2008, 08:49 AM
no problem anytime. If you need any more help just let me know.