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Old 03-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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What is the minimum size tank for a Yellow Tang? I have a 29g and i really really really really want one. I have corals and live rock, and sand obviously
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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That's definitely too small I have mine in a 65g tank and will probably have to take him to a bigger tank one day
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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you should get a bigger tank. i had mine in a 55 and have since moved up to a 125. he has a lot more room to grow and swim and he loves to swim
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Yellows should have a 6' tank.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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A 6 ft tank is WAY more than he needs their min tank size is only 75g,a blue tang is 125g and thats only 4ft a 6 ft long tank is even a little more than long enough for some small sharks&rays such as epaulette shark or blue spotted stingray,but sadly no tang can fit in a 29g,i forgot the name but the smallest aquarium tang has a min of 55g so good luck and keep looking!
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A 6 ft tank is WAY more than he needs their min tank size is only 75g,a blue tang is 125g and thats only 4ft a 6 ft long tank is even a little more than long enough for some small sharks&rays such as epaulette shark or blue spotted stingray,but sadly no tang can fit in a 29g,i forgot the name but the smallest aquarium tang has a min of 55g so good luck and keep looking!
Last time I checked the standard 125g is 6' long and That's generally what is recommended for a yellow tang on this site. Sharks should go in no smaller than a 200+g tank.
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Most tangs need at least a 6 ft tank. A yellow tang esp. needs a 6 ft tank. Most people realize this.
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If you really really want one you really really really need to get a big tank lol.
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It can be dangerous to add a tang to a system that is too small or without enough hidey holes. They have a thinner mucus barrier on their skin than many other fish, and as a result, can suffer from parasites easily if stressed. It can be the cause for major outbreaks of parasites and can cause the outbreak to move to your other fish.
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