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Old 06-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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onespot foxface in 50 or 55?

Should I keepp a onespot foxface in a 55 or 50 gal tank? Better yet can I even keep one in those tanks?
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120 minimum I'd say. They can get pretty large. They are great fish though I love mine
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They grow to 7" pretty fast. A 75 or larger would be recommended for long term care.
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Could I keep it as a juvenile and trade it back? Also could a copperband bf or yellow tang go in a 50 or 55?
I know foxface grows fast
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Could I keep it as a juvenile and trade it back? Also could a copperband bf or yellow tang go in a 50 or 55?
I know foxface grows fast
General rule of thumb is a 6 foot tank for a full grown tang from what I've always been told. I have a yellow tang and a foxface full grown in my 200 gallon and I couldn't imagine them in a smaller aquarium. My foxface hit 5-6 inches in a year. But he eats nori everyday. I can't keep him in the water when he sees the algae clip. Absolutely beautiful fish but requires a lot of room.
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General rule of thumb is a 6 foot tank for a full grown tang from what I've always been told. I have a yellow tang and a foxface full grown in my 200 gallon and I couldn't imagine them in a smaller aquarium. My foxface hit 5-6 inches in a year. But he eats nori everyday. I can't keep him in the water when he sees the algae clip. Absolutely beautiful fish but requires a lot of room.
What about the copperband?
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+1 on that, my foxface goes after nori more than my tangs, he goes nuts for it. I got him about 2 inches and in less than a year he's about 5
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My foxface is easily 6" right now and eats a full nori sheet in a matter of a few hours just by picking at it randomly.

My Yellow Eye Kole Tang and my Hippo Tang might touch the nori once a week and only when I soak it in garlic first.

I had a yellow tang and he was small but his favorite thing was race from side to side in the tank. I would not give them less than 6ft of tank space just because of how fast they are.


Edit: Should also mention my Hippo Tang was bought about 2 months ago around 1" long and today shes almost 4" they grow FAST
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What about the copperband?
I'm not sure on the copperband. I've seen them in smaller tanks but that didn't mean they were happy and stress free. I have corals so butterfly's are a no-go for me
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I'm not sure on the copperband. I've seen them in smaller tanks but that didn't mean they were happy and stress free. I have corals so butterfly's are a no-go for me
I thought they only eat corals if they dont have enough nutrients.
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