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Old 08-17-2011, 10:41 PM   #11
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Ok thxs I'll keep that in mind
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:53 PM   #12
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IMO the foxface is the route I would go - they are beautiful fish and don't necessarily require the 6' length tank to swim. Tangs in anything less than a 125 gal are not going to stay happy and healthy very long.
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My friend has a blue tang in a 60 gallon tank for 6 years and still going and that tang looks preety healthy and happy but I'll I might get the foxface I just was wondering about the spines
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My friend has a blue tang in a 60 gallon tank for 6 years and still going and that tang looks preety healthy and happy but I'll I might get the foxface I just was wondering about the spines
how big is the tang? if after 6 years hes not around a foot hes not so good
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He's about 5-6" the last time I saw him
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #16
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thats not good
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:09 AM   #17
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Yellow tangs and especially blue tangs require a six foot tank to be healthy and stay healthy. They may start out small but they still need the swim room. Tangs stress VERY easily and can get sick if the tank is too small, some may even die of it.

The foxface seems like a better choice.

Just because someone has done something doesnt make it right. I've seen a blue and a yellow tang in a biocube for instance. They weren't dead yet but it didn't make it right.

When in doubt about a fish and it's requirements check out Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums. In fact the recommened size for a blue tang is 180g tank.
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I would go with the green chromis because its cool to see them school together.
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Go with something else, instead of a green chromis. I had some and they never schooled. Just my opinion though. You can even get another color of chromis.
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I'm going to get two tank raised clowns because theres only two green chormis at my lfs not 3 or 5
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