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Old 08-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Yellow Tang Requirements??

I've heard that yellow tangs aren't supposed to be kept in tanks smaller than 100 gallons according to liveaquaria. On vividaquariums, they say 60 gallons? Both these sites obviously have marine experts helping out and stuff so my question is..Who's right? And would it be possible to keep a yellow tang in a 60gal if the tank is 4ft long?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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With saltwater there are only guidelines. . . . Unfortunately there is no white and black. I have a yellow tang in a 54 gallon corner and has been great for 8 months. Another person can put one in their 75 gallon and it will get stressed out and die. in my opinion start with a juvenille tang and see how he reacts. Usually as long as there is plenty of food (algae) and enough hiding places a juvenille should do fine.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #3
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Jake there are alot of tangs that you can get, but a yellow tang is not one of them :/ in a 55 thats way too small for a yellow IMO. They need 6' tanks for sure
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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Jake there are alot of tangs that you can get, but a yellow tang is not one of them :/ in a 55 thats way too small for a yellow IMO. They need 6' tanks for sure
Ive had a yellow tang in my 55g for 3 years but keep in mind that at some point it will outgrow the tank
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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The yellow tang is probably the most controversial fish readily available in the trade from what I've read and IMO.

I've herd stories of yellows living for 15years with no issues in 55gl tanks and 250gl tanks but again this comes down to the fish itself and your commitment to your tank.

However, honestly IMO the minimum size tank should be a standard 75gl tank for a while but you should upgrade when it gets to be considered med/large size.

But your safest bet of a problem free fish for life is in a 5' (but very wide) tank or a 6' tank

I would not tell you not to get it or that it won't be fat and happy, just dont be surprised or be ready to upgrade or trade for $$$ or credit.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:35 AM   #6
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Absolutely.... NOT! 6' tank almost needed. 75 gallon MIN because of width. I wouldn't even think about ANY tang. Man, just get the dwarf angel and be nice to the fish.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys. I was just curious, maybe

http://www.vividaquariums.com/10Expa...s&SortBy=Price

Is a little inaccurate to they're customers?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #8
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Looks like they want some $$$$$$$.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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You should be fine. Eventually the fish will out grow the tank but you should be goof for at least 2-3 years. I would suggest no other tangs besides the yellow.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 AM   #10
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I have a yellow eyed kole tang in my 75, cool fish thats not supposed to outgrow it surroundings?

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