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Old 05-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #11
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A "blue hippo" and "blue and yellow hippo" are the same species, different color variant. IME they belong in no less that 125g and the same for the Atlantic blue tang. The powder blue tang seems to be more fragile during the quarantine period, but much hardier than most tangs once stable in a system. A kole or Tomini tang would be best suited since most other tangs attain 1' at full growth.
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I`m not arguing Michael. I see your point and it`s well taken.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:44 PM   #13
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I wasnt arguing either.. just showin how every site has its own "take" on what size a tank should be.. since i have been in the hobby (excluding freshwater...) ill read up and the largest tank they say that will minimally hold a peticular fish is what i have based it off of. FYI I wasnt trying to sturr the pot either..
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i dont think anyone was arguing i didnt mean to sound like i was if everyone thought so i was just saying one site says the fish is a smaller blue hippo i sorry lol this same site also has a larger blue hippo its tank size is 150 by thier recomendations Blue Hippo Tang - Large (Paracanthurus hepatus)
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Yeah.. its really best judgement... i never saw the 150... i guess ill have to tell people 150 from now on LOL
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yea every site says something different like the yellow tang most sites say 75 gal mine is a 55 but he is happy and healthy best fish in my tank i would not have got/kept him if melosu hadnt said he would be ok in my tank its everyones preffernce of course any fish would be healthier in a big tank. but yea i wouldnt go to much lower on anything than wat differnt sites say
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #17
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I currently have a yellow eyed kole tang and a yellow tang in my 72 gallon tank. I did have a hippo tang before but he got so very large that I had to trade him in on a smaller fish (the yellow eyed kole tang).

I've never had a problem with my yellow tang and it adds a nice spot of color too.

HTH and good luck!
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I agree, sorry for the mis-information. I am by no means a Tang expert or person so I was only going by what I read (only one source in this case). I do want to thank the folks that stepped in and corrected me.
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this would be roka.com if there wernt more people to chime in LOL
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I dont think you were necessarily wrong Scott. I know several folks that have them in a 75 gallon tank. I think we are agreeing different strokes for different LFS folks.
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