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Thread: Kole Tang
02-17-2008, 12:29 PM #1
Yes I have one and love her right now!! Few questions though, will she swim around a lot or hide a lot? Is it true they grow to 5" usually in aquariums, not 7"? Are they hard to keep?New chatroom!
02-17-2008, 02:51 PM #2
No idea at all, just wanted to chime in and say that is a beautiful fish, just googled it myself.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
02-17-2008, 03:28 PM #3
min. tank size- 75g, best 90g
Needs lots of water movement
she will come out in a while, my yellow tang took a week to start cruising around
02-17-2008, 03:54 PM #4
O don't worry about water movement, we will have lots.New chatroom!
02-19-2008, 01:58 PM #5
Extremely nice fish! I love the color! Be sure to show us all some pix!"Everybody knows, you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway..."
20g nano reef
55g FOWLR saltwater
29g planted freshwater
10g planted freshwater
02-19-2008, 02:47 PM #6
Kole Tang = YellowEye Surgeon in Hawaii..
These are amazing fish. I have dove with these all over the Hawaiian islands.. In nature Kuli they range to 7 inches but they have alot of room to grow. In a normal aquarium setting they will stay 4-5 inches. My friend in Hawaii kept one. They are a little on the aggressive side towards other tangs or species that look like tangs. Try feeding him mysosis shrimp, nori, zuccini, or maybe some cucumber. Also they are coral scavengers and will eat the small algae developing of your LR or corals away....75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."