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Old 21-03-11, 08:00
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how many yellow tangs can you keep together ?

I have been looking at a couple of threads where people have a few yellow tags in one tank, how many is a safe amount ? 4 maybe or more ?

Also is there any other fish I should avoid keeping with yellow tangs ?
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Old 21-03-11, 08:07
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4x2x2 tank is minimum for a single yellow tang imo, you need at least a 6 footer if you want to keep more than 1.
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Old 21-03-11, 08:11
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as above what size tank do you have
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the bigger the better!!! so my wife keeps telling me
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Old 21-03-11, 09:12
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It will be a 5x2x2.5 or possibly 27inches rather than 24 inches,
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Old 21-03-11, 10:44
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Would still only have 1 mate, not to say you cant have 1 or 2 other tangs though.
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Old 21-03-11, 10:52
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Tang police alert! I have 4 in 5ftx 2ftx 2ft. No aggression all get on fine they are small though and plan on upgrading this year to 7ftx2ftx3ft I did hear that best to keep odd numbers but 4 seem fine in my tank if you had the room the bigger the pod the better ie 7, 11, 15 there is a tank thread on here 12ft tank with loads of tangs in can't remember how many yellows but something like 12 plus and other tangs as well looks amazing and seem to get on great !
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Old 21-03-11, 11:43
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My 5x2x2.5 is larger inside with a larger volume of water than a 6x2x2 ? And I have seen a few people with 4+ tangs in a 6x2x2
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Old 21-03-11, 14:15
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My 5x2x2.5 is larger inside with a larger volume of water than a 6x2x2 ?
I can see why that statement read as a question, i'm confused by it too. You got the tardis of fishtanks or something?
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Old 21-03-11, 14:39
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Depends, the total volume might be more, brain not in gear to work it out now though lol depends if that 6" of more height/width holds more water than the extra 1 foot in length.
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Old 21-03-11, 14:42
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5x2x2.5 comes to 727.5L 6x2x2 comes to 698.4 so he's right

But, i think with tangs its more important to have swimming space (that extra foot in length is a lot) as opposed to water volume.
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