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New setup. Thinking of Tangs

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I currently have a 29 gal with Demasoni Fry. I'm thinking of selling them once they get bigger or just keeping them.

But I'm interested in seeing what kind of Tang species I can house in a 29 gal. I like the Leleupi orange color, but I read that i would probably only be able to house 2-3 of them.

I'm not a big fan of the shell dwellers (not enough color for me).

Anything else?
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If you are primarily interested in color, then you'll be unhappy with Tangs. If you can get interested in their behavior, then we've got some options.

The base for a 29 gallon community really calls for shelldwellers: they are beautiful fish that don't require a huge amount of territory.

With a shell dweller, you could house a pair of small Julidochromis species, or Altolamprologus species.

Another option is to have a species tank of N. brichardi. Leleupi are colorful but rather pesky fish that don't play well with others. I don't recommend them with shellies, but you could keep a trio (1M:2F) in the 29 with a pair of either julidochromis or altolamprologus.
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