Originally Posted by Salt H20 victim
WHOA!!! I just looked and relized it says 180 gal
for sailfin ! For some reason i thought it said 90. Whydid you even answer such a stupid question?!
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Yeah, I don;t think people realize just how big those cute little sailfin tangs grow to. I once got one in from my supplier that was too tall for a standard 5' long 100 gallon tank. When it opened it's fins full it stuck out of the tank.
It was so big that we didn't have a net big enough to take the fish out of the acclimation set up. We had to use a large garbage bag to move him. It wound up quickly being donated to the Miami Seaquarium because back then, nobody was keeping big tanks in their homes. ( It was originally ordered for a 300 gal
tank for the store but that tank was redecorated because it took months for the fish to finally get caught and shipped to me so it no longer could go in there.
Needless to say, a 180 is probably marginal for a fully grown Sailfin.