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Old 11-26-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Best tang for algae

What is the best tang for controlling algae?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Id start with a yellow tang....or a valmangie...
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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What is a Valmangie?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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What kind of algae?
My purple tang likes red turf and bubble algaes, and all the green algaes that have tried to pop up in my tank except valonia (green bubble).
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Yellow!
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #6
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:20 AM   #7
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My powder brown loved the slight bit of hair algea i had so now i dont have any in the whole tank LOL
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:47 AM   #8
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The best tang would be a hungry tang
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #9
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The best tang would be a hungry tang
I agree here. I just got a yellow and a naso that love the algae only cause the LFS did not feed very well.

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:34 AM   #10
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My mimic tang does a good job, and the kole tang is a pretty good choice too.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:19 AM   #11
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I think most tangs are great algae eaters, it's their primary food in the wild. Yellows can be schizoid though, but they are inexpensive to buy. My sailfin also eats algae constantly as does the naso.

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Old 11-27-2007, 10:09 AM   #12
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what size tank? there are very few tangs that can fit in tank 4' or smaller.

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Old 11-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #13
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4 foot tank your looking at a kole tang or scopas tang are the only 2 small enough to fit
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:18 PM   #14
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4 foot tank your looking at a kole tang or scopas tang are the only 2 small enough to fit

Tomini Tang is smaller than a Kole and is a great grazer, Tomini have a maximum size of about 6" while the Kole is up to 9"
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:52 PM   #15
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ive had good luck with, purple tangs, blue tangs for green algae.
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