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NCCatalanotte
05/23/2017, 03:31 PM
Hello,

I have an Aqueon 125 gallon (72x18x23) (FOWLR) with a 38 gallon sump with 2 filter socks, a simplicity 240dc slimmer and a refugium. The pumps are turning the tank over 6 to 8 times an hour. Here is what is in the tank now,

2 ocelaris clowns
4 green chromis
2 lyritail anthias

This is what we want to add...

1 flame angel
1-3 tangs (recommended combinations?)
1 emperor angel
1 niger trigger

Would it be possible to add another "speciality" fish or two? Like a butterfly or a wrasse? Or what suggestions would you have?

Thanks,



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marleesan
05/23/2017, 03:33 PM
If you want a tang I would add a bristletooth tang. The emperor angel and niger trigger grow too large for your tank

carrots
05/23/2017, 04:32 PM
If you get that Emperor Angel, get a small 2" if possible. The size of your Flame. Then you can probably enjoy it for a few years and watch it change over to adult color before it outgrows your tank. They grow so darn fast.

scooter31707
05/25/2017, 11:27 AM
and only 2 tangs max. Yellow tang, Kole, Tomini, Mimic, Lavender, and Scopas should be your only options.

FinnCole
05/29/2017, 03:30 AM
If you get that Emperor Angel, get a small 2" if possible. The size of your Flame. Then you can probably enjoy it for a few years and watch it change over to adult color before it outgrows your tank. They grow so darn fast.
Is a 141 gallon enough for a emperor angel?

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carrots
05/29/2017, 06:32 AM
Is a 141 gallon enough for a emperor angel?

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It can be done. I would think it would be happy for many years. I use to service a client's 125 gallon with a beautiful 12" long Emperor Angel. The owner said it was about 8 years old. It made a 6' long tank look small. It was hard keeping up water quality with such a big fish with a heavy bio load. , but if you love the fish and willing to do the extra work that this fish will demand go for it.

marleesan
05/29/2017, 07:12 AM
Is a 141 gallon enough for a emperor angel?

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Not even close. These fish get very large and would be very unhappy in a tank that size

Mr. Eel
05/29/2017, 10:18 AM
For the tangs I have heard that convicts can be very happy in groups of three or more, but I have no experience with them myself.

Your tank is too small for any trigger

As for the emporer angel I dont know, but ill bet a small one would be fine.

FinnCole
05/29/2017, 10:44 AM
It can be done. I would think it would be happy for many years. I use to service a client's 125 gallon with a beautiful 12" long Emperor Angel. The owner said it was about 8 years old. It made a 6' long tank look small. It was hard keeping up water quality with such a big fish with a heavy bio load. , but if you love the fish and willing to do the extra work that this fish will demand go for it.
Ok thanks I am setting up a fowlr/semi aggressive tank soon I will ever be getting a 141 gallon or a 200 and I want a angel I want ever a flame or emperor angel flame angel cause it looks cool
And emperor cause it's the only large angel I am familiar with

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marleesan
05/29/2017, 11:11 AM
No large angel should be in a 140 gallon tank. Especially an angel as aggressive and dominant as a emperor. A trio of dwarf angels instead would be nice

ReefMonkey714
05/29/2017, 11:14 AM
Maybe a matta tang. I have one and is always constantly swimming around the whole tank. They have some personality but grow super fast

FinnCole
05/29/2017, 11:22 AM
No large angel should be in a 140 gallon tank. Especially an angel as aggressive and dominant as a emperor. A trio of dwarf angels instead would be nice
Would a 200 be enough for a emperor angel ? Also can you mix large and dwarf angrls

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Mr. Eel
05/29/2017, 11:37 AM
I dont know about mixing angels, but live aquaria says 220 for emporer angel so 200 would probably be fine.

marleesan
05/29/2017, 12:39 PM
First of all, this really should be in its own thread. Second of all, it depends of the dimension. I would say at least an 8 foot tank for the emperor