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Old 01-12-2004, 01:30 AM   #1
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how many people here own a yellow tang?

Just wondering how many people own a yellow tang, and just wanted to know some specifics like how often do u feed, how big is your tang, how long have u had it.

I feed my tang twice a day with a 2" x 2" piece of green algae. He's about 2.5" not including the tail, and i've had him about 6 months
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have one. Had it for maybe 4-5 months. Got it when it was already fairly large. I would say 4-5" in size. Feeds on 1/3ed of a 8x10 sheet of dried nori daily as well as picks at the rock as well as feeds on some blender mush every few days.

Here is a semi blurry photo of mine.

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Old 01-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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I have one as well. I feed it a strip of Seaweed Selects a day plus Formula 2, Mysis Shrimp, and Blood Worms. he chomps it all and begs for more.
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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We've had our Yellow Tang since sometime in 1999, so going on 5 years. It's body was the size of a half-dollar when we got it -- he's probably about 5" (tail to tip of nose) now.

I truly believe that one of the keys of successfully keeping Tangs (we also have a Purple Tang that is a few months older than the Yellow, and a Regal which we've had about 7 mos) is a varied diet, based heavily in greens/seaweeds.

We feed our Tangs our homemade tank food daily.

They also get (4x / week) - Nori, Dulse, organic romaine & baby spinach, all "marinated" in Zoe, on a clip.

Every once in a while (1-2x/week), we'll offer Spirulina flake, or OSI spirulina nibblers.

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