PDA

View Full Version : Atlantic Blue Tang ??s


ftnirishfan
03/08/2006, 09:55 AM
Need info and picts, how are these guys at eating algea? I'm looking at one for a prop tank and don't want to feed if poss. Also would like picts of juveniles and adults to see colors.

Thanks.

sean48183
03/08/2006, 12:54 PM
Are you thinking of altlantics or pacifics? The ones that look like dory from nemo or the ones that look like a yellow tang only blue? I've never kept an atlantic but seen plenty diving in the ocean. They start out a nice yellow color and become a pastel blue as they age. Nice fish. I wonder why more people don't keep them in their tanks?

ftnirishfan
03/08/2006, 12:57 PM
That's the one I'm talking about, not a blue (hippo) tang.

kenny77
03/08/2006, 01:09 PM
You haven't think about Orangeshoulder Tang. I had one and it was an algae devorator. they get quite big but I beleive is the most beautiful tang, with a coloration that I haven't seen in any other fish

jetaero
03/08/2006, 01:54 PM
I had one... It ate very similarly to a yellow tang...

-Josh-

Psyire
03/08/2006, 05:01 PM
I have an Atlantic Blue Tang. He picks at the rocks and glass a lot but once these guys get big, there is no way you'll get away without feeding Nori sheets.

sean48183
03/08/2006, 07:45 PM
They do get pretty good size. Seem to get really nice soft almost fluerescent blue at full grown size. I don't know if they would get this coloration in captivity but do in the wild.

cutsupremetrib
03/08/2006, 07:49 PM
i enjoy my orange shoulder hes very beautiful and eats every kind of algae even red slime

ftnirishfan
03/09/2006, 02:27 PM
How about a powder brown, some of these guys have great colors, anyone have one? How are their temperment and eating habits?

cutsupremetrib
03/09/2006, 06:45 PM
they are nice very pretty can get large voracious algae eaters

UnderwaterExotic
03/09/2006, 06:48 PM
I have heard that they get very aggresive when they get larger! Atlantic Blue!

zfunk007
03/22/2006, 11:43 AM
Just in case you were still wondering about the Atlantic Blue Tang, I figured I'd post some pictures of mine.

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/450/atlanticbluetangs0022sx.jpg

I have 2 of them that I caught when they were literally less than an inch long. I originally had 3 but the 2 bigger ones ganged up and killed the smaller one :(. But the 2 I have left get along great now for the most part.

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/6496/atlanticbluetangs0030rq.jpg

When I got them they were a bright yellow color. Now they have morphed into a dark florescent blue (the flash kind of kills their color but you get the idea).

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4067/atlanticbluetangs0049ew.jpg
http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/3472/atlanticbluetangs0050gj.jpg

The 2 I have are about 5" and growing. They are in a 210. I know they can get quite big in the wild, so one day I may need a bigger tank. Hope you liked the pictures.

UnderwaterExotic
03/22/2006, 11:45 AM
Do they show signs of aggression toward the other fishes?

zfunk007
03/22/2006, 12:09 PM
Yes, like most tangs they do show some signs of aggression once in a while. Like I said, I originally had 3 of them and the 2 biggest ones killed the smaller one. That was months ago though and the 2 I have left seem to get along fine with everyone else. It's almost like they out grew their bad behavior and now get along with everyone.

UnderwaterExotic
03/22/2006, 12:11 PM
The reason i was wondering is that my LFS has one and they said i could have it cause they think it is too mean! I dont want to add it though if it is going to kill my other fish. This one is bigger than my hand.

jase.cutler
10/25/2006, 05:10 AM
here's my juvenile atlantic blue.
no agression at the moment, as he is the smallest fish in the tank.
feeds on anything and everything.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h41/firefish01/mini-tangs.jpg

as you can see they look very similar to yellow tangs and also lemonpeel angels when young.

jase

da colts
10/25/2006, 06:22 AM
atlantic blues tend to be a little aggressive, great fish, hardy, but want to be king of the tank so make em the last fish added.