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Old 01-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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New Baby Tang for my Nano

My yellow tang just arrived
it is a baby about 1 1/2 inches
It will be in my 27 gallon for a while till it grows a bit then will be transferred to my 125
Acclimating as i type


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Old 01-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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just curious, why not start him in your 125?
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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2 reasons
1. I want one so bad in my nano >_<
2. Because my triggers may eat him since he is like the size of their face 0_o
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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I think it's a great idea to start him in a small safe environment and introduce him to the big boys in the 125 when he is fat and healthy
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I just wrote like a page and my app crashed -___-

But i was saying that it was my plan to do exactly that and let him get fat and healthy and grow a little before puttin him in the 125
Even though i may remove the triggers anyways
i like them but it sucks not being able to keep inverts unless i want them to get tore up by the triggers
I just got home and the tang is looking so badass in my nano
Perfectly proportioned to my tank
Wish their were Mini tangs that i could keep permenently in my nano :|


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Old 01-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #7
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Dwarf tangs would be sooo cool! :P
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #8
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Everyone would have a mini Tang! Haha I would!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:54 AM   #9
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When tangs become easy to breed in captivity, I have no doubt that miniaturization will be among the first goals of breeders. Lol
But fish behavior is important too. There are fish the same size as a tang that do fine in smaller tanks.
But it's a great excuse to get a bigger tank for now.......
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:37 AM   #10
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not matter what size he is I'm afraid your Triggers are going to tear him up anyways. Best case will be a very stressed out Tang with Ich.
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