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Old 07-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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tang help!!

I have a 70 gallon tank, I'm a big fan of tags. I are there any that would be ok in a tank this size? Maybe for a while, then I could sell them back to the lfs
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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I have a 70 gallon tank, I'm a big fan of tags. I are there any that would be ok in a tank this size? Maybe for a while, then I could sell them back to the lfs
Not without causing stress. I know it's only 5 gallons, but most are 75 and above. I'd venture to say 90g and above. That would be a kole tang, Tomi tang, mimic tang.
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I have a 70 gallon tank, I'm a big fan of tags. I are there any that would be ok in a tank this size? Maybe for a while, then I could sell them back to the lfs
No way would i recommend any tang in a 3.5 foot 70g tank. If you decide to dismiss that advice thats your choice. Good luck
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Ok, I'll probably hold out on the tang. Maybe next summer I can build me another tank that's bigger
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That is a good idea. When I went on a trip to Florida there was a 50 or so gallon aquarium in the hotel lobby that had a young sailfin tang. I was shocked. There was also a single green chromis, a foxface, and a maroon clown. And to take up more space there was a large coral insert. I'm no saltwater expert but sailfins need at least 100 gallons right.
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I think if you get them young and they are close to your aquarium rating you should be fine. I my lfs will allow you to sell them back if they get too big
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I think if you get them young and they are close to your aquarium rating you should be fine. I my lfs will allow you to sell them back if they get too big
Usually them getting too big is the last of the series of problems encountered by putting a tang in a small tank. Usually before that its stress, infighting, disease and malnutrition. Only of it survives all that will you ever get to the point its 'too big'. Also in your case a tang would be a very large contributor to your bioload.
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