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Old 07-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #31
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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?
It's my tang and I want it now!!! It like a JG Wentworth commercial.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #32
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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
I got flame angle already had him few months now such nice fish.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #33
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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?
Yeah just want find out grow rate to see if would have upgraded in time and only thing got me thinking about it was guy from lfs put his in shop that he had for few yrs and its big next to the baby ones
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #34
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3.8 liters = 1 is gallon and as far as I know fish growing to "fit" a tank is BS
I believe it is true, the fish grows until it just "fits" then it stresses and dies and never outgrows the tank. That is why I follow the recommendations as much as possible, I don't want to watch my fish slowly die. I had a work friend put a yellow and hippo tang in a 60 gallon 3 foot tank, I tried to talk him out of it but he wanted them. Now, 2 months later, they are both dead and he wanted to replace them. I talked him in to a flame angel instead, he figured the tangs were small so it was ok but the fish still stressed.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #35
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If someone believes a fish will grow to "fit" a tank, then they are saying that stunted grow is healthy.

The bottom line, IMO, is that recommended tank sizes are great guidelines for any fish, not just Tangs. You rarely see people following those guidelines posting about their fish having problems (assuming of course that they are maintaining water properly and considering compatibility issues with tank mates as well). Tangs need lots of room or they stress. Stress effects them more than most other fish. naturally thin slime coats plus lowered immune system equals health issues.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #36
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Yea everyone says they will upgrade. My friend offered me a 2" yellow tang for free a while back but I only had a 29g bio cube. I knew I wanted to upgrade before the october but I didn't get the little guy because I was not for sure. I did end up getting my new tank like 3 weeks later but I rather be better safe than sorry. This is the largest tank I can afford and I know it will be my main tank for at least a year or 2. Which is why I am so worried. I love tangs but I also don't want to put them in harms way.


Besides the Kole yellow eye tang. What others will be best for a tank of my size?
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That was one of the most rational posts I have read in a long time. Your obvious love of these creatures has conquered your greed to own them and display them. That is a major step. You have also placed yourself on the path of least disappointment and failure. Keep this attitude up and the tangs you will without doubt own, will be fat and long lived .
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:48 PM   #38
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That was one of the most rational posts I have read in a long time. Your obvious love of these creatures has conquered your greed to own them and display them. That is a major step. You have also placed yourself on the path of least disappointment and failure. Keep this attitude up and the tangs you will without doubt own, will be fat and long lived .
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:19 PM   #39
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I'm betting 99.7% of 125 gallon reef tanks on earth have at least 1 tang in them.
Yes I do
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I really want a yellow tank tho!! Gerrrrr. Hmmm I think I will get one. And watch him closely. If he looks like he is being aggressive or any unhealthy habits I will take it back. And I will get a Kole.. How about a foxface? Will he be ok?
I have a foxface in my 125 he's healthy and keeps things pretty peaceful
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