180 tank stocking - Page 3
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Saltwater Fish » 180 tank stocking

180 tank stocking

This is a discussion on 180 tank stocking within the Saltwater Fish forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> Originally Posted by sidluckman I never said more than one tang couldn't survive together. I have two tangs together in my own 210. I ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Clown Tang
Clown Tang
Threadfin Butterfly
Threadfin Butterfly
Reply
Old 07-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #21
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidluckman View Post
I never said more than one tang couldn't survive together. I have two tangs together in my own 210. I said I would be unwilling to put another tang in with a Powder Blue Tang. Despite the several tangs in your aquarium, you don't have this combination either. Don't put words in my mouth.
My bad bro, misread.
But, send me a PBT and i'd be glad to put the fish in my tank. I don't have one, cuz they alittle hard to come by, and they are also alittle costly.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #22
 
sidluckman's Avatar
 
I lucked out: got a fabulous fish and then a stupid thirty dollar heater killed it. Everything you said about them is true-- they're very touchy, which is why I haven't replaced him. How will I every be so lucky again? It would be like winning the lottery twice.

I have a Bariene and Powder Brown that seem to have ironed out their differences in my 210. I don't want to add another tang. Maybe I will add to my 125 gal.
sidluckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #23
 
jesus52's Avatar
 
i wont go with 6 clowns maybe 4.andive read powder blues are difficult but i live near that fish place and ive seen them really healthy there. but i can switch out powder blue for a blonde naso. i read that they are hardeir, good eaters, and arent as aggressive. will this be ok?
jesus52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #24
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesus52 View Post
i wont go with 6 clowns maybe 4.andive read powder blues are difficult but i live near that fish place and ive seen them really healthy there. but i can switch out powder blue for a blonde naso. i read that they are hardeir, good eaters, and arent as aggressive. will this be ok?
Yea, Naso is a good fish. I had one, they really are neat.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #25
 
jesus52's Avatar
 
anybody think a Blue Girdled Angelfish is ok if i lighten the number of fish i get
jesus52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #26
 
Yup. Nice choice there also. Although I am partial to the Queen Angel myself, but big difference in the tank size needed. hmmmmm. Then again, you do have the 180g 8' long tank. Might just be able to get away with that one there. When they disignate a certain tank requirement, they are usually going by normal tank dimensions. you have a long tank, which makes a big difference in what fish you can keep, in comparison to the normal 180g 6' long tank. The 250g requirement for the Queen is a 8' tank.

Last edited by Reefing Madness; 07-28-2012 at 05:20 PM..
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #27
 
jesus52's Avatar
 
so a queen angel is possible to have i didnt want to not have enough room for one wit a yellow nd blonde naso tang in the tank
Posted via Mobile Device
jesus52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #28
 
Because you have the longer tank, which is whats needed for these bigger fish, they need the back and forth room, not so much the up and down room. They would also ned space to turn around when they are an adult? Whats your dimensions? More than 18" wide, I'd say go for it.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #29
 
sidluckman's Avatar
 
Navarchus are beautiful fish, and not one of the larger pomacanthids which is a point in their favor. Caribbean Angels, with the exception of the Rock Beauty are BIG BIG fish: one main reason for my going with the angels I have. Many people regard P Navarchus as fragile. I will say this, mine is something of a drama queen: on the two occasions where I have had to move it, it lay on its side during acclimation, giving me a panic attack! When first acquired, I gave it a fresh water dip prior to quarantine, and that was another "dramatic" moment. But it eats everything: Mysis, Algae Sheets, Spectrum Pellets, Angel Formula, Krill, Squid, Lifeline Herbivore, even flakes. I have nick-named it "Pudge" as a testament to its appetite.

My advice is to wait for a great specimen (both in terms of beauty and health), have plenty of live rock, feed a varied diet including lots of green food and angel formula and keep your water quality high. Should do fine. Mine is pretty reclusive, but amiable with everything else in the tank, and that includes two tangs and an Annularis Angel.

Despite the Naso Tang's many good points they also get quite large and what others have said regarding activity level should be taken to heart where tangs are concerned. In my experience tangs are much more active than angels and spend a lot of time swimming and swimming fast. The angels seem fine swimming in and out among the rockwork. In a sense, a nice big pile of live rock is like "habitat enrichment" for an angel. Tangs like to graze on live rock, too, but when they swim they seem to prefer open unobstructed space.

These are only my observations of my own fish, so take them for what they're worth. . .each person's tank has a slightly different dynamic, so read as many accounts from other owners, too.
sidluckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #30
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
Great post from sidluckman. I agree completely and second the comments about the Navarchus being a drama queen. I will say they are also much more Nitrate sensitive than the other fish being discussed in this thread, and are prone to infections if Nitrates begin to climb. Being patient, selecting a good fish, and maintaining good water quality is the key. In this case, it should prove to be a sturdy fish.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stocking a 49 gal tank? Pizachi Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 19 01-14-2012 06:05 AM
still need help stocking my tank Jayy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 11-23-2011 06:53 PM
stocking tank bary trotter Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 9 09-03-2009 03:09 PM
possible stocking for new tank daisycutter Cichlids 2 04-17-2007 08:25 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.