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Old 03-04-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
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I keep reading about people having tangs in 50,55 gal tanks and these being to small for them. What is the "right" size tank? Is it the gal, length of the tank or the height /dept? Just wondering so I know for later down the road.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Depends on what type of tank.. They need lots of swimming room. Pick up the Marine Fishes book by Scott Michael it is a great book and tells you all about the fish and tank size needed.
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thanks for the input, I'm setting up a 70 gal it's 36" long by 18" deep by 25" tall so I'm assuming it's not big enough.
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They really need a 4ft tank at minimum. That being said, there are many more tangs that cannot be kept in a tank less than 6ft long.
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IMO a yellow tang will do alright in a tank that size. Others on the board will say otherwise
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I have a yellow tang in my 55 gallon, and the fish has been fine for a long time. My fish is about 3 inches long.
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I am not going to flame anyone, but IMO you need a 4ft. There has been those with success and those without success. I would say that for the long term health of the tang you need a bigger tank. Even the yellows can get very big!

Glad to hear you have had success neon! Is yours a 4ft long 55?

Keep in mind that Hueys tank is a 3ft tank.
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thanks everyone for your advice I'm just taking my time and trying to have a plan of where I want to go with my tank. I want to keep my costly errors to a minimum.
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I am not going to flame anyone, but IMO you need a 4ft. There has been those with success and those without success. I would say that for the long term health of the tang you need a bigger tank. Even the yellows can get very big!

Glad to hear you have had success neon! Is yours a 4ft long 55?

Keep in mind that Hueys tank is a 3ft tank.
I have no idea what the dimesnions are. I believe mine is 4 foot long, but It may not be. I need to measure it tonight anyway because im changing my substrate to sand over the coarse of the next 2 weeks....
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i have 4 tangs in my 4 1/2 foot tank, a yellow, purple, blue and zebra sailfin.. i believe this is adequate for them as long as u provide hiding spaces for them all they should be fine?!
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