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Old 01-11-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Tang growth

I have this yelow tang first fish i got about 3 years ago he has barley grown he is about 3 1/2- -4 inches how come he grows so slow dont get me wrong i am happy he is staying smaller but i was just wondering
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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In most tanks the fish will not get to full size. Size of tank has a little to do with this
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However, I've seen tanks with large fish that don't seem to grow. Just seems that they might grow to their environment maybe. Larger in the ocean, of course. Still, and IMO, a yellow tang is gonna be too large for a 60 - if he grows that is.

Just think, when you get that 125g, he's gonna be just fine.
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I am hopping to get a bigger tank then a 125 but not for a while cause i am broke at the moment but i am happy he is staying small thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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this isnt totally related to this... but i didnt feel like making a new topic

the LFS has a bunch of blue hippo babies (they are like 3/4 inch) and i was wondering if you think I could raise one in a 20 gallon tank for about 6 months. (im getting a 180 gallon) I wouldnt want to put him in my 45 gal now for fear of him being picked on by my bigger fish. So i guess main question is... do you think blue hippos grow slowly as well? and would he be able to manage in a small tank for 6 months?
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personally i'd say no, ime they are one of the quicker growers..
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