Originally Posted by Reese
I have one in a 10 gallon tank and he absolutely loves it. He's always banging off the walls and doing silly stuff like that. I'm thinking about getting him one of those Naso tang buddies to hand out with...
Tangs given their need to swim need lots of room and I would say a 55 gal
tank with it being so narrow front to back is the smallest tank I would put on in. A 75 gal
tank or 90 would be much more suited for a single or pair of tangs as they have much more swimming room. If you get a small tang that does not get more than 4 or 5" in size you should be fine. A classic yellow tang will be ok in a 55 but the larger bodied tangs should not.
Now on to your comments Reese. If you indeed have a 10 gal
tank with a tang please show me. In this topic you say you have a 29 gal
Now you say its 10 gal
. I belive it to be very important that you know the size of your aquarium. If its indeed a 29 gal
than I can see how a small (baby) tang would be ok in it for a short period of time but you must be sincere in your plans to upgrade to a 90+ gal
tank else keeping the tang in that size tank will surly be a death wish as it grows. Did you ever consider the reason it bangs against the glass is because its trying to swim and there is flat out no room.
The mere fact that you suggest that your going to get a naso tang tells me you know all and well what the requirements are for the naso and that a 10 gal
tank is not even close. If you had no idea of the tank needs for a naso you would not have specified a naso specificly IMO
. You might have simply said you was going to get a second tang. A 100 gal
tank is even IMO
small for a naso. IMO
the minimum tank size for a large bodied tang like a naso would be a 120 gal