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Old 07-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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No tang belongs in a 55G IMO.
Yeah I'm not getting any tangs.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #12
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Yes. I'd do a kole, maybe tomini in a 90 though. They need to be able to do laps. Not just back and forth. JMO.
That's where the proper aquascape comes into play, I think it's a little broad to just say no though I understand your concern. I personally have my 55 setup so there is room to swim around everything which would be acceptable in my opinion. A 90 isn't really any different than a 75 other than being taller so being able to swim laps is no different. I personally love tangs but don't want one in my 55 as they are more sensitive but my fox face is awesome, water parameters are perfect and scape is set up to allow swimming and he is happy.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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That's where the proper aquascape comes into play, I think it's a little broad to just say no though I understand your concern. I personally have my 55 setup so there is room to swim around everything which would be acceptable in my opinion. A 90 isn't really any different than a 75 other than being taller so being able to swim laps is no different. I personally love tangs but don't want one in my 55 as they are more sensitive but my fox face is awesome, water parameters are perfect and scape is set up to allow swimming and he is happy.
Does your Foxface harass any other tank mates? What do you feed it?
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Yes. I'd do a kole, maybe tomini in a 90 though. They need to be able to do laps. Not just back and forth. JMO.
+1 I agree

90g is the smallest i would advise any tang. Its not a matter of just swimming room either. Respect the fish and its requirements and you will avoid problems.
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That's where the proper aquascape comes into play, I think it's a little broad to just say no though I understand your concern. I personally have my 55 setup so there is room to swim around everything which would be acceptable in my opinion. A 90 isn't really any different than a 75 other than being taller so being able to swim laps is no different. I personally love tangs but don't want one in my 55 as they are more sensitive but my fox face is awesome, water parameters are perfect and scape is set up to allow swimming and he is happy.
I don't doubt that it can be done, but I can't recommend it at the same time. Fish do naturally swim in the vertical as well as lateral and it just seems too small for max size. Yes, a juvie tang can be happy and healthy in a 55 or 75. For awhile. Should fish that size be confined to such a small area (regardless of water quality)? IMO, no. Opinions and experiences vary though.
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Personally i would not keep a tang long term in anything shorter than 6 foot. Note how usually you hear this to be minimum 6 foot 125g min. Those numbers are not made up and there is a very good reason they are minimum recommendations.

Does this mean a tang can not be put in a small tank? Not necessarily depending on species and livestock, swimming room etc, however i would never advise it and i would expect problems. Stress is the number one fish killer. Being in a tank is stress factor number one, remember tangs are not bred in a tank, your tangs come from the ocean. These are big fish, used to a big tank we call the ocean, and they are extremely active swimmers.

Is all a stress game. If you can control that then you could probably put a tang in a glass of water.
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Well I think we have covered the tang subject lol. I do respect your opinions so don't think otherwise. My fox face is awesome, he is very peaceful and doesn't bother anyone at all. They are grazers like tangs so they eat algae, I leave him nori to snack on aswell as feeding NLS pellets and spirulina brine shrimp. He eats anything but some good veggies are a must.
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Kd's tank is far from overstocked, jake if you get a foxface i would suggest you understock your tank as well and have an open rock scape like kd!
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In terms of a 55, when it comes to fish kept in it I wouldn't go any larger than a coral beauty and stick straight to nano fish. I look at mine all the time and my coral beauty is overwhelming in terms of size of the tank. With him in there and the other tankmates of 1 bw clown, 1 indigo dottyback, and 1 lawnmower blenny...the tank literally looks full. Nano fish all the way for a 55 imo.
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Kd's tank is far from overstocked, jake if you get a foxface i would suggest you understock your tank as well and have an open rock scape like kd!
Thanks nunu.
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