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Old 04-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Tang question

Now let me start by saying that i realize most tangs need at least a 4 foot tank, 6 is reccomended and if i find out that what im asking is only possible by causing harm/discomfort to the fish then i will not do it.

My question is that i was wondering how fast blue hippos grow. my lfs gets them in at barely the size of a half dollar, my tank is 3 feet long. how long could i keep it happily before it outgrew my tank? If i cannot keep a blue hippo, are there any colorful tangs that will remain happy in a 3 foot long? jw and thanks for the help
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It does not matter how big or small they are. They need a 6 ft tank. They need plenty of horizontal swimming room. By putting them in a small tank you are stunting growth and causing harm to the immune system.
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yea thats what i thought unfortunately. alright ill take my chances with the coral picking flame angel then :p thanks
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I feel that here are some smaller tanga out there that you could keep I'n a 3 footer. I had one I'n a 60 gal for the longest ( yello tang)
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yellow eyed kole tang,lovely fish.
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yellow eye and yellow tangs are fine in a 3 footer?
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Generally none are recommended for a 3 footer. But yellow eye kole tangs are recommended for 4 foot. Definitely not yellow tangs.
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I personally would not have any tangs in a three foot tank. In a four foot only a yellow eyed Kole tang or one of the other bristle tooth tangs. A 6 ft is the best option.
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okay well illl just pass then. thanks guys!
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