tang in 65

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mudskipper10

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i have a 65 gallon reef stocking list that in cludes pineapple tree coral, green hair coral, bicolor and lawnmower blennys, a white banded possum wrasse, a 2-4 firefish, and a neon dottyback could i have a small tang if i took out some fish or as it is now? its a 65 gallon
 

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I wouldn't keep tangs in anything less then 90g preferably atleast a 5' wide tank they like alot of swimming room, 38" doesn't leave them much room.
 

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carpenter should be ok.

With tangs the minimum reccomended for most is 75g, might not seem like much more then what you've got but keep in mind the redsea is an all in one so the total volume includes the filter area, true display space is probably closer to 55g volume.

Tang chart off of RC.

Min Volume
Min Length
Species
Common Name
(gallons)
(feet)
Acanthurus achilles[SUP]1[/SUP]
Achilles Surgeonfish​
180​
6​
Acanthurus coeruleus
Atlantic Blue Tang​
125​
6​
Acanthurus japonicus
Powder Brown Tang​
125​
6​
Acanthurus leucosternon[SUP]2[/SUP]
Powder Blue Tang​
125​
6​
Acanthurus lineatus[SUP]2[/SUP]
Lined or Clown Surgeonfish​
240​
8​
Acanthurus nigricans
Whitecheek Surgeonfish​
125​
6​
Acanthurus olivaceus
Orangeshoulder Surgeonfish​
180​
6​
Acanthurus pyroferus
Mimic Surgeonfish​
75​
4​
Acanthurus sohal[SUP]2[/SUP]
Sohal Surgeonfish​
350​
10​
Acanthurus triostegus
Convict Surgeonfish​
125​
6​
Acanthurus tristis
Indian Mimic Surgeonfish​
75​
4​
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
Chevron Tang​
100​
5​
Ctenochaetus striatus
Striated Bristletooth Tang​
75​
4​
Ctenochaetus strigosus
Kole's Tang​
75​
4​
Ctenochaetus tominiensis
Tomini Tang​
75​
4​
Naso brevirostris
Spotted Unicornfish​
350​
10​
Naso lituratus
Orangespine Unicornfish or Naso Tang​
240​
8​
Naso unicornis
Bluespine Unicornfish​
350​
10​
Naso vlamingii
Vlamingi Tang​
350​
10​
Paracanthurus hepatus[SUP]3[/SUP]
Pacific Blue or Regal or Hippo Tang​
240​
8​
Zebrasoma desjardinii
Indian Ocean or Red Sea Sailfin Tang​
240​
8​
Zebrasoma flavescens
Yellow Tang​
100​
5​
Zebrasoma scopas
Brown Tang​
75​
4​
Zebrasoma veliferum
Sailfin Tang​
240​
8​
Zebrasoma xanthurum[SUP]2[/SUP]
Purple Tang​
120​
5​

[SUP]1[/SUP] The Achilles Surgeonfish requires a very high flow level, and can pose even more health and feeding problems than other tangs.
[SUP]2[/SUP] These species can be exceptionally aggressive, and require careful planning.
[SUP]3[/SUP] These species are especially prone to infections, and should be watched very carefully in quarantine.
 

mudskipper10

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sweet! too bad to tang though:( oh well:) could i add a flame angel with what i have or if i take away the firefish total?
 
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