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Old 07-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Minimum tank size for tang

Right now i have a blue hippo in a 55 gallon, which I know is too small (he came with tank). I am thinking of upgrading around Christmas and was wondering what the minimum size tank would be.
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A blue hippo requires a 180g tank, 6 feet long.

They really really need their swim room, they are one of the most active and larger of the tangs.

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Well, keep in mind there are several 6ft long tanks. I have a Hippo in my 125
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What I meant was a 6 foot tank minimum, with 125g being the smallest of them
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Thank you all for your input!
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Agree ,,the regal really is one of those tangs that needs that 6 foot length
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