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Old 08-17-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hypothetical yellow tang question

If I were to keep a baby yellow tang (say 2") in a three foot long 45 gallon tank, how big would it get? This is all hypothetical I'm just asking because I was wondering if it wouldn't get as big?
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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If it didnt grow then it would be stunted so thats a very bad idea. It doesnt matter if its 2 inches or 10 inches it seriously needs 6 feet of room to swim. They get stressed very easily in small tanks and can actually die. I know you dont want that.

What about a lemonpeel angel? Looks very similiar to a tang and I think it would fit in a 45g too
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Oh I'm not talking about doing it! Never that would be cruel! I was just wondering how big it would probably get!
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Hard to say, if it reached maturity it would probably get to almost normal size.

Glad you know better, I;ve seen blue tangs and yellow ones together in 29g biocubes!!! Then people wonder why they die lol
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Are you telling me the blue tang and yellow tang won't work in my 14g biocube? Wat?
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They won't get to their full size in a small confinement, in fact they won't live a percentage of their real life span. They are continuous feeders, so in a large reef, with plenty of food, they will get to full size. Don't buy any tang unless you have the proper room for it. They are getting fewer and fewer on the Hawaiian reefs, so we as reef owners have to be serious about at least trying our best to keep our live stock alive and happy. I get sad when I see a yellow tang in even a 55 gallon tank. I have three of them, they are over 4 years old and the biggest one is 5" I feed daily and they browse constantly. Some people feed a lot more, and as a result, have bigger Tangs.
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Are you telling me the blue tang and yellow tang won't work in my 14g biocube? Wat?
Your joking right? Please be joking
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Your joking right? Please be joking
Didn't you know you can keep a yellow tang on a damp sponge?
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Didn't you know you can keep a yellow tang on a damp sponge?
I didn't! Thats interesting! :/
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