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Old 12-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Vlamingi tang?

I was just wondering how big of a tank? There is one at my LFS that is healthy and doesnt swim too much............ hes BIG, ~1', and I feel bad cuz no one buys him. Hes in a 125, just wondering if I could get him.
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Thats a BIG fish and you already have a lot going on in yours..
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Ya IK............ I just feel sooooo bad. Ya know he doesnt have a home.......... and stuff.......................... lol. I have just heard about tanks with alot of fantastic fish (I think huma-huma has a tank like this) and was wondering if he could live in a 150? Ik exactly what your talking about too......... but would he be ok?
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sure he'd be OK ,,,heck ,,go for it and take some pics..
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not to be the "tang police" but since you asked. doing a little research liveaquaria suggests a 360 gallon tank for them, and the list that they have compiled over on reef central for tangs says min tank volume 350 gallons, and min length of tank 10 feet. your 150 would be a step up from what he is in though. It is a very big fish and is still only half of its full size.
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I've heard that don't get too big in captivity and the biggest one I've ever seen was a little over a foot in an aquarium.
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I've heard that don't get too big in captivity and the biggest one I've ever seen was a little over a foot in an aquarium.
Even though, it is a foot in a little tank...i bet he will grow huge later on. There are always exceptions een if the tang is in captivity. I say no, dont do it.
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Ya ik ik I just feel so bad for him. He's been in a 125 for months with little rock. He doesn't seem to be getting bigger either. I also want to do what's right for him though....... Uggggggg
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Any more opinions? Would a naso be better?
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Any more opinions? Would a naso be better?
Nasos still get pretty big....LA says 180 gallons minimum. Could probably get away with a 150 if you don't have anything else in it...
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