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Old 02-19-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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I don't have any room for anything larger

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Selling Blue Tang

Then I would sell him before he gets larger and while he's still healthy. Tangs can be tricky, but IMO almost impossible to keep to adulthood in a system your size. You might try a Kole tang as they don't seem to require as much room to be happy. Your LFS should be spanked for selling you a blue tang for your 35, even a small one as they know how fast they grow. But their popularity sometimes outweighs common sense, so we see a lot of blue tangs with diseases. Mine went from 1" to 4" in about a year.

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You should sell him now. They get stressed super easy and it could kill him.
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So could I wait until he grows I about 5 to 6 inches and then sell him
Has he actually been cured or just at that cycle where the cysts aren't visible? Treating the tang for ich is more costly for you and stressful for the fish than counting your losses and finding a suitable home asap. I know. I battled treating mine using hyposalinity treatment and I had paid $100 AUD for him. He was much larger and I ended up advertising him for free, giving him to a more experienced aquariast who could sucessfully treat the ich and had the right size tank to keep him healthy. The LFS knew my tank size - 80gals and sold it to me when I first started buying my livestock and didn't research first.

IMO, the stress for the tang and also yourself when they get sick is not worth worrying about what you paid or possibly making a buck. The current tank is not getting bigger so I would recommend you get him off your hands asap. You will feel relieved in the end. Good luck- hope it works out for you

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