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Old 10-12-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Blue Hippo Tangs in a 90G

I have a 90G and i really want a Blue Hippo Tang... I heard they need a larger tank cause they get big? how long do they take to get to big for a 90g? Is it possible to get one and keep it till it gets a specific siz then trade him for another small one (rinse and repeat)?
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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They are recommended for a 6' tank. The 90 is only 4' if I remember. They need to swim and 125g is recommended.

Catching and trading that fish subjects him to a lot of stress. You don't wann stress a hippo, as I belive they are ick magnets anyway.

Look at Kole Tangs for smaller tanks.
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seriously? so i just invested almost $700 in this 90 gallon just to find out the tank is not big enough for the one fish i wanted most? Almost makes me want to sell it all and quit... this sucks..
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Don't quit! There are tons of beautiful fish out there you can put in a 90g! Trust me your money is well spent
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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now i'm reading my tank is to small for yellow tangs as well.. These are the fish i wanted..
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #6
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seriously? so i just invested almost $700 in this 90 gallon just to find out the tank is not big enough for the one fish i wanted most? Almost makes me want to sell it all and quit... this sucks..
Ya this hobby can be very discouraging at times but imo I wouldn't give up either settle for a smaller tang or upgrade to a bigger tank... id almost guarantee when everything Sed and done and u have a finished tank ull look back and ask urself how u could even think of quitting lol sorry for the disappointment though : /
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my hole goal was bright vivid colors.. not to mention i have 5 kids who all want nemo, dory, and the whole crew.. i realize that even if my tank was big enough it would take a while to do all this, but i just knocked 2 of the main attractions off the list.. Is the yellow tang hardier? could i keep them for a year or 2 then give them away?
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IMO you could do the yellow eyed Kole or a yellow tang. Those and the tangs in the bristle tooth tangs are the only ones I could recommend for a 90 gallon tank.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:54 PM   #9
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And as an FYI... the tank in Nemo is impossible to keep as not all the fish are not compatible. And I don't see why you can't have a yellow tang in there.
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i can have a yellow tang? Yipee!!!! I like the bright colored fish.. Love clown fish, firefish, tellow tangs are great.. Is there a list (with photos) of reef safe fish that also says how big of a tank they need? I would love that..
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