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    How many tangs is too much for a Red Sea 750 xxl?

    So we are getting the Red Sea 750 In late may, and at the moment we are deciding what goes in the tank. I know for certain my yellow mimic tang will go in( she is starting to change in to a chocolate tang!) but I don’t know what other tangs I want and how do you go about to introduce a few tangs? Like id love a chevron tang, powder blue, purple tang, and possible a blue hippo (I would get a hippo over the powder if those 2 would cause and issue) as for other big fish will include a pair of cross hatch’s if I can find them at a good price, and a flame angel. Other fish would be a pair of flame Wrasses, a pair of pink skunk clown, and various gobies smaller fish like that.


    What do y’all think are those tang combintaions ok, if not could u suggest what I could get?

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    How long is your tank going to be? Crosshatch triggers are already large when you get them (7" plus) due to import restrictions. They swim A LOT and need a lot of room. IMHO, if your tank isn't at least 8' long, they are best left in the ocean. They also eat A LOT and therefore produce A LOT of waste. And you are wanting to multiply your problem by two because you want a pair. I had a single 6" blue jaw in my 400g 8 foot tank and I felt sorry for him because he never stopped swimming. Back and forth, end to end, all day long. At least my Achilles stops to pick on the rocks once in a while. The trigger has nothing else to do but swim and wait for food.

    Regarding your tangs, I don't see a problem if you keep it to just those. All will get big so I wouldn't go more than that. I don't foresee any compatibility issues though. Be sure to quarantine quarantine.....oh, and did I mention quarantine?

    Edit: I just looked up the size of your tank. Looks like it is 6' x 2'. I agree with David to some extent. You can have more than 4 tangs. Some will get really big though while others stay in the 4"-5" range. I would look at how big they get when deciding. I have an 8' x 3' tank and I only have 7 tangs (but many other smaller fish). But they all get along, each has their space, and therefore little to no fighting. At one time, I had about 12 and ended up rehoming 5 of them because I got tired of watching them fight.
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    you can have up to 10 tangs. If you were watching this week I posted crosshatch pr $400 plus shipping. I have a male coming in Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeftopia View Post
    you can have up to 10 tangs. If you were watching this week I posted crosshatch pr $400 plus shipping. I have a male coming in Sunday.
    Talked to David earlier. He was under the impression your tank is a 750 gallon tank. If I understand correctly, that model is about 150-160 gallons. I wouldn't do more than 3, and David agreed.

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    Also add 3 tangs of different genus
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    Ok I think 3 would be just enough! And I’ll hold of on the triggers till I get a way bigger system! Now my question is since I have one of the three tangs how do I go about to add them in with as little aggression as possible?

    Thank you!

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    If they are of different genus, you shouldn't have a problem. You can quarantine them one at a time and add them after that.

    If I had to pick a specific order though, depending on which 3 of the listed 4 you chose, purple would def be last. Powder blue also close to the last. Both will get territorial.

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    Another tip if your adding from quarantine add them 30 minutes before the lights go out.
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    Ok cool! Thank you all!

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    I had my yellow and Dori tangs mixed in with mating Dominos. The male Domino was a no go so brought him to a store display tank 2 hours drive away where I am quite sure he will not be fish food. I kept the female and even that I do not recommend but good enough for now.


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