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Old 03-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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55 is to small for tangs.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #12
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That's what I figured lol.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Yeah, the kole tang can be housed in a 70 gallon. I figured the 55 was close enough and got it anyways. He did well for a long time before I got the dreaded ich. I'm still going to get another one after this/these clown/s
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That's kinda how I look a it. A 55g isn't much smaller than a 75 lol. I would love a yellow tang I would just be afraid of it getting stressed and ultimately getting ick =\.
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I had a russels lion fish with a snowflake eel in a 29g tank for about a year and a half and it was fine. I was such a noob it was ridiculous. I guess that's what happens when you buy a complete set up off a friend.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #16
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Keeping a yellow tang in a 55 or even 75 is alot different than squeezing in a tomnini or kole tang into a 55g. The fish are like night and day as far as swimming room so the 4 foot tank really isn't big enough. I'm not a big fan of tangs in four foot tanks, I'm maybe gonna get a tang in my 4 foot 90g tank but I'm not happy about it. lol
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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Keeping any tank in a 55g is not the best idea. However, a kole tank in a 55g tank is not that bad if someone is going to do it?

I have a empty 55g and I am not sure what I want to put in it. I want some snails and shrimps a couple clowns and some chromis but besides that I have no idea.
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Keeping any tank in a 55g is not the best idea. However, a kole tank in a 55g tank is not that bad if someone is going to do it?

I have a empty 55g and I am not sure what I want to put in it. I want some snails and shrimps a couple clowns and some chromis but besides that I have no idea.
The way I reasoned with myself is swimming room. If a minimum tank size for a kole tang is 70 gallons, that (well, a 75 gallon) is going to be the same length as a 55 (48") unless it is not a standard shape.

The other tangs want a lot of swimming room and wouldn't bode well in 48" of swimming room.

This is just from what I read. Going from the ocean to any tank has to seem like a drag for the fish. :P

I decided I'm going to try a pair of the yellowstriped maroon clownfish. Guess I will see what happens.
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Liveaquaria.com was out of stock.

So I called my LFS, just to see, and they have a pair of maroon clownfish :| they never have cool stuff.

One is 5" and one is 2". Going to check them out later today.
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LiveAquaria.com sent me a notification email a few days ago that these just got back in stock. I ordered two babies and they came this morning. They've been in the QT for about 12 hours now. So far they're getting along (knock on wood!).





Such a gorgeous fish!
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