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Old 07-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #21
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I just upgraded to 300 litre and been looking to get a hippo tang and from uk and don't no us gallon. Guy from lfs says would be ok for that kind of tang plus said hippos grow to tank size so is this true or bs
That's only 80 US gallons. Hippos will outgrow that fast.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #22
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3.8 liters = 1 is gallon and as far as I know fish growing to "fit" a tank is BS
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Thanks for info, is there any tangs what can fit that and what's the grow rate for hippo tangs as got some baby's in shop at about 1 inch long and already thinking about next tank
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The bristle tooth tomini tangs do better in small tanks. They only get about 5-6" as adults
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How long have you had ur foxface? And how big was he when u got it?
I've had him since last October. He was probably 3.5" when I got him.

To the guy who says tangs grow to the size of the tank- that's something lots of store employees will tell you to make a sale but its not true. If your fish feels cramped up in a tank too small we will get stressed and sick and then he'll die. A hippo tank bought very small can be in an 80gal for a little while no problem but will eventually outgrow it and need to be rehomed or upgraded.
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How fast will it take to grow full size as will b upgrading again but not soon. Thing is guys just put his hippo in tank in shop from home tank and its about 7 inch and said he's had it few yrs and next to it are the baby ones so can see the difference in size.
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How fast will it take to grow full size as will b upgrading again but not soon. Thing is guys just put his hippo in tank in shop from home tank and its about 7 inch and said he's had it few yrs and next to it are the baby ones so can see the difference in size.
They grow fast mine double in size in less than a year. Depends on available food source. Mine eats hair algae and seaweed off a strip everyday plus the food I feed the rest of my fish. She is a pug
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I think they are among the fastest growing tangs. Mine doubled in size in less than a year.
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My hippo was only maybe two inches when I got him and now is about 6 inches at least and is really fat. He has been the same size pretty much for the last 2-3 years out of almost four years that I;ve had him. He grew pretty fast by my standards. It was like one day he was tiny and the next he was big lol.

I personally wouldnt put tangs in that size tank, but again thats just me. We cant force you not to add one but can only give you advice.

If you like the yellow of the yellow tang how about an angel? The angel I had was brighter yellow than my tang was ! lol
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How fast will it take to grow full size as will b upgrading again but not soon. Thing is guys just put his hippo in tank in shop from home tank and its about 7 inch and said he's had it few yrs and next to it are the baby ones so can see the difference in size.
Soo many people say the same thing, they want the tang now rather than later when they have the facilities to properly care for it. What's the harm in waiting until you get the new tank to buy a tang?
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