View Full Version : What kind Tang's could I put in my 30 gallon.

The Wedge
06-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Right now I have 6 (I believe) male N. Multi's...I was thinking of trading them in for some other type of Tang. I really do not want shellies I think. Oh yeah, I have a S. Eruptus as well. What are some nice Tang's that I can put in a 30 gallon. Maybe assorted...maybe species.

The Wedge
06-27-2008, 06:34 PM
any ideas...they can be shell spawners...I just want something a little bigger.

06-27-2008, 08:00 PM
The best one to ask about this subject would be sailor as he is the main Tanganyikan keeper around here.

The Wedge
06-27-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the reply...I'll go on the hunt for my seaward friend thumbs2: I hope he is not lost at Sea...or shipwrecked:thumb:

06-27-2008, 08:41 PM
He's retired. LOL

06-28-2008, 03:07 AM
You could go with http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=1740in a 30 gal. They grow very very slow but would be a good fit for that size tank.

You could also go with http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/results.php?genus=101, there are some very nice looking fish in this family, most only grow to 3 inches.

The Wedge
06-28-2008, 07:39 AM
I can't find comps or julidochromis...but I can find red/orange Lelupi, Black Calvus (pearl, and yellow as well], and Brichardi. I am sort of attracted to all three of those. The Lelupi are an awesome color...would any of these be okay in a 30? How many?

06-28-2008, 09:23 PM
You could keep one of each, possibly a pair of calvus. Brichardi and leleupi are nasty buggers when they spawn, and spawning brichardi will quickly overcrowd the tank.
A less commonly seen species is Variabilichromis moori, a smaller species similar to brichardi when spawning. Beautiful when mature, black w/blue edges on the fins, juvies are yellow.

The Wedge
06-28-2008, 10:31 PM
I was thinking caudopuntatus now...how many males would be okay in the 30. It will be a while before the chicks arrive for them...