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    whould this be 2 many tangs?

    i presently have 1 yellow, 1 hippo, 3 chromis, 1 cleaner wrasse, 2 clowns. I am a bit addicted to tangs and I want to add 1 naso, 1 achilles, 1 purple and 1 powder blue. Is this 2 much. Can they live peacefully. my tank is 72 long 130g

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    I hope you aren't serious!
    You should have read posts many times by now with regards to the needs of tangs, and the fact they need a lot of room.
    Most won't get along together long term.
    Other factor is your loading of the tank.
    You have more fish in that 72 already, than I put in my 90's.
    Please do a search using "tang" for the search word, and a lot of threads should be available for learning.
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    I think he meant 72" 130gal, but I agree it's still too many

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    yes that is right it's a 130g. How much is enough and how much is 2 many
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    just the naso needs like a 250 gallon by himself to live a good life so id take that one off the list
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    but right now he is not overstock.. he has room for more fish..

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    I have a Yellow tang a hippo tang and a powder brown tang in my 150 gallon, along with 10 other fish..... and I think (KNOW) that i'm way over stocked.... So I would say NO. Remember those tangs get huge.

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    you could add maybe a smaller tang like a KOLE or a CHEVRON but that would be it except for a few smaller fish like gobies.
    ACHILLES,need big tanks [IMO] and great flow there also not the easiest tang to keep alive. POWDER BLUE. big tank, NASO huge tank. purples are nice but I don't think the yellow and purple would tolerate each other. It has been done but not often. A hippo and a yellow would work but just get the hippo small.

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    Adding to what Johnny said in the last sentence, introduce the hippo first, and the yellow last.

    Zebrasoma sp. tangs are very territorial and can get quite mean.
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    I already have a yellow and a hippo in my tank. I just want to add 4 more. I just guess that my yellow will have to accept the new additions
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