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Old 05-01-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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75g Yellow Tang

I have a 75g with 20g sump. 2 clowns, 1 royal gramma, and 1 cleaner shrimp. Will I be able to safely keep a yellow tang in a 75g?
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Hi there in my opinion I would say you can.


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A yellow is kind of iffy. You probably could but a better choice for that size tank would be the bristle tooth tangs. The yellow eyed kole tang is a popular tang for the 55 - 90 gallon tank. Whichever route you go make sure the food is vegetable based. Dried seaweed for them to forage on.
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I kept my 3" yellow tang in my 60 gal long for a couple of years with no problem. Now she is in my 150 gal sharing with brown powder. I can say that its the level of stress they are exposed to and not enough food supplements that cam give you a problem. See her on my link below.
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I would never try to house a larger tang in a 75. It would have to be a kole or bristletooth IMO.
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I would never try to house a larger tang in a 75. It would have to be a kole or bristletooth IMO.

I agree. Tangs in too small tanks are targets for parasites. Period. Time and time again this is proven, but people want their tangs and even if it only lives a few years, they consider that a success. Anyone that disagrees is called "tang police" and they seek someone that tells them it's okay to house a fish that grows to 12" in a small tank. Mine are nearing 15-20 years old and never had a visible parasite in my reef. No UV, no copper, nothing special except good food and environment, they will take it from there.


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All very good advice! Thank you. A joke tang should do well in a 75 then?
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