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Old 03-09-2014, 08:22 PM   #31
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I know its off topic but might aswel ask, how old can yellows tangs live?
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #32
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If its all about the bioload, if you had a 40 gallon with a 50 gallon sump for exemple, the tang could be fine?

We'll the sump wouldn't always help with bioload. In the instance where I was speaking with "breakthecycle2"... That' was the issue. The amount of swimming space is another factor. The OP is wrong for very many reasons.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #33
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I know its off topic but might aswel ask, how old can yellows tangs live?

Anywhere from 3-7 years on average.
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Thanks! Thats not very long compared to clowns. I know a guy who had his clowns for 21 years and doing great
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Yeah clowns live pretty long!
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #36
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My first yellow tang lasted 3 years and just recently died on me. Very fat and active fish. Thats why I have been adding more tangs with some success. I'm sad he didnt last longer, he was my second oldest fish.
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Anywhere from 3-7 years on average.
Tangs can live 20-25 years. 3-7 is wild lifespan. In captivity they should live much longer. This store near me took in a 20 year old purple tang a while ago.
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Carey how big was your tang when you first got him and when he died
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Tangs can live 20-25 years. 3-7 is wild lifespan. In captivity they should live much longer. This store near me took in a 20 year old purple tang a while ago.

Oh sorry. It's just what I have read. That's really interesting though.
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Oh sorry. It's just what I have read. That's really interesting though.
It makes sense for wild fish, I just did a quick search and it said the oldest yellow ever collected was 41. That's pretty incredible.
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