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Old 01-02-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Yellow Tang tank size?

I have read from a few places that yellow tangs require 45 gallons or more... I had thought they needed more than that. I will be starting a 55 gallon tank with live rock soon. Will I be able to stock a yellow tang? I think the blue tang gets too big, however it would be nice to have a yellow tang with the clowns.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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yes you are right yellow tangs need more than 45 gallons of water. A smaller sized juvenile yellow tang should be fine in your 55 gallon aquarium just be sure to offer it plenty of freeze dried seaweed.
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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...
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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. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=67761 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.
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PLEASE!! Reese tell me you are just joking around about keeping a yellow tang in a 10 gallon tank. To do that is nothing, and I mean nothing short of animal cruelty and I am amazed that if, as you say, the tang is bouncing off the walls its not because it is happy its the natural signs of captive distress which is a condition that WILL kill a fish in time.

The mere suggestion of getting a Naso tang to put in with a Yellow in a ten gallon tank is INSANE. Naso tangs are very large and require an aquarium of over 100 gallons to thrive. If you are trying to make some kind of joke with that post I fear your humor will be lost here since most of the users on this forum respect and love the animals in their care and do not want to see them hurt or mistreated!!
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So a naso tang is not good in that size tank? Okay, how about one of those blue Dory fish?

I was just kidding. But thank you for your replies...
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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...

I hope that was a typo, but something tells me it is not.
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I'm guessing that Reese is joking. I sure hope so
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I have my tang in my 55gal With Live rock. He seems to like it he stays to one side of the tank. And at night I know right where he is in the Cave laying in the sand.
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So a naso tang is not good in that size tank? Okay, how about one of those blue Dory fish?

I was just kidding. But thank you for your replies...
You may have been kidding but Mr. Alvarez im sure was not when he was seeking legit advice.
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