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Old 01-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
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Well i already have one good sized yellow tang in my 125 and he does fine with the triggers
But as i said earlier triggers are most likely coming out
Plans are also to get a third yellow tang so i can have three since they need to be kept in groups of three
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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where did you hear they need kept in groups of 3? Never heard that before
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #13
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http://www.saltwaterfish.com/Yellow-Tang_p_561.html
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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it states CAN be kept in groups of 3 or more, no need to have 3 in a 125.They do well in a mix Tang group.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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Keep in mind that most fish have the majority of their growth in the first few years of life. So any stunting will occur earlier rather than later. Many people buy baby fish figuring when it gets too big for this tank, they'll move it. What the fail to realize is that it's growth is already dangerously stunted by the time it's "too big" for that tank.
But since you already have the eventual larger tank, I think this could work out great. Just be sure to move him sooner rather than later. Like, as soon as he can defend against the triggers.
There is absolute ZERO evidence, scientific or otherwise that this occurs in tangs. There is only some evidence that it MAY occur in a few freshwater species.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #16
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I wish i had an 800 gallon tank
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Whats your current stock? You may need one in the future.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #17
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In my 125 i currently have a
niger trigger
picasso trigger
Yellow tang
and tomatoe clown
but as ive said earlier the triggers are moving out soon
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Stunted growth is not a fact. Tang stress levels being elevated is not a fact. What is fact, was the study of cortisol levels (stress hormone) in captive v wild fish, showing captive fish have lower levels that their wild brethren.

You may have years of experience, but anecdotal evidence does not constitute fact.
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Fine. I guess I won't believe my own eyes. Please place those tangs in as small a tank as you want. In fact I will sell them to you as you will be a repeat customer as you replace them constantly. I suggest maybe a shark as well. If you think tangs don't stress and that having them in small tanks makes no difference, then you are certainly capable of your own opinion. It just isn't shared by the vast majority of the rest of us. Google "tang stress" and tell all those people what you just said.

Back to the topic, there is probably no issue with a tiny tang in a nano as long as its moved long before it gets much bigger. It is about relative size and swimming room. He will appreciate some good hidey holes.
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These misconceptions are believed by many due to the disinformation provided. Opinion is not fact. Fact is backed up by scientific evidence. The OP was being very proactive in growing out his tang in a small tank, and was met with "beware the stunted growth" which is absolute myth. There is no need to get defensive, there's nothing personal in my responses. I'm simply separating fact from fiction so the OP can choose their way forward with the best information available.
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