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Old 10-24-2005, 06:22 AM   #1
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Hippo Tang tank size?

What would be the smallest tank size sutible for keeping a Hippo Tang long term?
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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liveaquaria says 70g but for a fish that can get 12" long, I think no less than a 90 would be better suited. JMO
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thanks Cindy. :P
I knew my 75 gallon was a streach..
Im not a overstocker though.
I really would like to keep this fish.. but.. fish are far in the future in my plans so just maybe.. somthing will happen..
any other oppinions?
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btw.. my 75 is 18 inches wide....
I wouldnt think a 90 would be much better, its just a few inches taller then my tank.. maybe a 120 with the 24 inch with would make a big diffence..
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Probably. Larger is always better. My problem with putting one in a 75 long term (you could keep a small one in there for a while) is, after you place your 100lbs of liverock that takes a good bit of room. Then you have to rearrange the rock to be sure the fish has turn around room. If your not planning to do liverock then that would be different. I also feel a fish that size needs more swimming space than what a 75 can provide, not just turning around space. Again, JMO.
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ahh.. good details cindy.. my tank will not be LR dependent in design.. but Id like to have it.. :P
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