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Old 05-21-2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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algae eating tang ?


What is the best tang for eating algae. I have a bunch of hairy green algae growing of some monti cap "the algae is approx 1" long. I have a powder brown tang and he wont touch it ?? If you know of a fish that is better known for eating that kind of algae please let me know.

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Old 05-21-2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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I have a sailfin tang and I pulled some algae out of my overflow and he went crazy! Big full belly of algae
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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The ones with the pointy noses. The yellow tang I just threw in is going nuts on my algae. He picked all the real short, 1 to 2 mm long, hair algae off my FSB practically. Long nose tangs eat algae like a mother.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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sweet so any tang with a long nose - got it thanks
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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Mine was hilarious tonight, he had a piece hanging off the side of his mouth! I wanted to wipe it with a napkin
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:44 PM   #6
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How bigs your tank though Chris? That will kinda help decide also. Rabbitfish also like to eat algae.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:01 AM   #7
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My foxface loves it! I don't even worry about cleaning algae of new rock cause he is on it before I even get it placed were I want it.
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Yellow Eye Kole...mine was eating ALL the time...very fat.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:04 AM   #9
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The ones with the pointy noses. Long nose tangs eat algae like a mother.
Not all! my purple didn't touch it.Loved seaweed ,but not Algea.
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I think the bristle tooth tangs mostly are the algae eaters...no?
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Most any tang, individuals will vary though.
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I think the bristle tooth tangs mostly are the algae eaters...no?
Probably the best luck with these guys, genus Ctenochaetus. Look for a kole, chevron, tomini, etc. I've also had some pretty surprising success with my mimic tang, Acanthurus pyroferus.
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