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Old 08-31-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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Very Confused Yellow Tang Tank Size

Hi everyone I have been researching alot lately and planning a big saltwater tank, and of course ran into a few bumps. The biggest is the constant controversy about the Yellow Tang's minimum aquarium size. It's my favorite fish so if I was going to setup a large aquarium, it would be a must have. But I just need it straight what size it could live a FULL life in without need for upgrade, since that's basically the fish I'm basing the tank around. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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125 gallon tank that is 6 feet long, minimum. They swim a LOT. They constantly look for algae, so it would be beneficial to add in veggies to the tank every few days.
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Agreed. 125 minimum. And you can have more than one tang with that size.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:46 AM   #4
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Actually, Tomini and Kole Tangs can live in a 75, but definitely not a Yellow Tang.
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Yep, there are only a couple you can get into a 75g but for sure not a yellow tang. Sorry...
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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Thank you so much everyone! Its good to finally get some firm answers after looking at like 20 websites lol.
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