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Old 11-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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Tang owners please!

Hey, I am wondering how big these Tangs get when they are full grown. Not what is says on the website but from accual Tang owners. Also I would like to know there personalties if possible.

Blue/Hippo Tang
Yellow Tang (Hawii)
Powder Blue Tang
Convict Tang

If anyone has one of these Tangs, please post how long you have had it, its personality/aggressivness, and size or tank and fish. Thanks!!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:42 PM   #2
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Yellow Tang -easily 6-7" or larger. I had one for about 18 months. Started about 4" and was at least 6 when I had to get rid of it. Mostly peaceful if only tang in tank. Good starter tang.

Powder Blue- Mine is currently about 5" I would say it has grown about 1" in the 3+ months I have owned it. Peaceful fish grazes on LR. Recomended for experienced aquarist only. Very Ich prone as I found out.

Cannot recall your tank size (55g I think). Only recommend one tank ata a time in anything less than a 120 or larger. They all like horizontal swimming room.

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Old 11-24-2005, 04:04 AM   #3
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Blue Hippo's can easily attain 1 foot in length but generally anywhere between 8-9 inches (largest i have seen was 1 foot)

Yellows 7-9 inches (my lfs has a resident which monsters at 9)

PBT 7-8'' also

Convict have had no experience myself but would say 6-8"
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I had a yellow tang and a hippo tang together. I had to get rid of the yellow because he was terrorizing the other fish. I now have the hippo together with a sailfin tang and they get along very well together. They even swim around together.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:25 PM   #5
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Well if the Powder Blue Tang is smaller than the Hippo and Yellow, would'nt it be better for my tank? But it says on liveaquaria that it needs more swimming room than other Tangs. Why is that? Which would be best for my tank. I am kind of going against the Yellow because it is kind of aggressive.
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What size tank??? And what else do you have. how muh LR. And the info on most site about how big the fish get and what size tank they need is correct. A PB gets to 9+ and a YT to 7+. If its a 55 then a YT or kole or scopus are your only choices. They all need swimming room so I would not get them unless you have LR and room for swimming. Most say that a 55 is too small so if you do get one get a very small one.
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:49 AM   #7
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Well on marindepot.com it says the brown Scopas gets to be 12 inches. So why cant I get a PD or Hippo? I am going to have close to 80-90 lbs. of LR before I get one.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #8
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Re: Tang owners please!

[quote="binaryterror"] Not what is says on the website but from accual Tang owners.

We are telling you what you asked, not information of a website. You can do anything you like, but I think you will be sadly disappointed with a PBT or a Blue hippo in a 55g. Not to mention the poor fish.

These are two of the more difficult tangs to keep and are very disease prone especially when under stress.

If you want a tang strongly urge you to consider YT or kole(yellow eye).

They are a bit more hardy and tolerant fish. Bottom line any tang is going to feel a bit crowded as they like lots of swimming room.

Live aquaria rates all tangs at least 70g with the exception of the YT. I think this is beacause they are probably the most hardy and will tolerate more.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg.cfm?pCatId=43

There are always exceptions to the rule, these are just suggestions to promote good fishkeeping husbandry. Heck I successfully kept three tangs in a 75g, but would not recommend it. That is why I found a new home for two of them when I upgraded to a 90g.
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i have a kole in my 75. and i honestly cant think of putting a bigger fish or more than one in a 75. they are very active swimmers and it seems like they would want more space. i will not be adding another tang untill i get at least a 125

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Is the YT kind of aggressive? I heard they are mean to other tank mates. Also, the PDT and the Hippo both get to be about the same size? I am just not really into YT's because of the behavior I saw at the LFS. That is why I wanted to get a Hippo or PBT. But if you really dont want me to, I guess I wont. I am not sure on the Kole though. I will look at it. Also, which is a more hardy fish... the Hippo Tang or the Powder Blue Tang?
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