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Old 05-01-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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Yellow Tang

Whats the smallest tank for a Yellow Tang ?
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=392
This says 50 gallons.
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Live aquaria with all due respect wants to sell fish.
IMO you need at least a 75 gallon for a Yellow, most other tangs need at least a 90.
Active fish that need lots of swimming room.
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Old 05-02-2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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i housed my yellow tang in a 30 gallon for a month while i moved, broke down his original 75gal home, and set up a 125gal in my new home. he was miserable, inactive and shy and his great personality disappeared. that is until i placed him in the 125. He's back the way he was; the Undisputable King of the Tank. the whole move was done ever so slowly with not a single fish loss.
So i guess the point is, tangs shouldnt be housed in an aquarium smaller than 75, imo.
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