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Old 08-01-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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Im working on a 75 gal, obvi saltwater, i really love sailfin tangs! liveaquaria says 180 gal min but in my opinion they always say more than actual min. What is the smallest you'd keep a sailfin and what kind ??


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Experts recommendations for an appropriate size of tank is for a long term keeping of fish that it will feel comfortable when it reaches adulthood. If you can just imagine a 16 inch long sail fin, you can ask yourself if it can be kept in a 75 gal tank.
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I knew it :,( just needed to here it from someone else to stop my irrational thinking


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Ya live aquaria has pretty accurate min tank sizes. If you are looking to order fish you should use them. Instead of that fish I would get a tommini tang.


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I do love the tomini was thinking one of those or possibly a squirreltail they dont get as big


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Any of the bristle tooth tangs other than a chevron should do ok


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Sailfin

Agreed. Leave the sailfin alone and try a Kole or something that doesn't get too big.

I think LA has very optimistic tank sizing. Save yourself from the age old issue of my tangs have Ich and buy livestock sized properly for their environment. You'll save money and pain.


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I wouldn't want a chevron anyway, too expensive and idk not the coolest tang to me


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I wouldn't want a chevron anyway, too expensive and idk not the coolest tang to me


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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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