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Old 10-29-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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My tank is 150 cm long and 50cm high. So i want to if a clown tang will do fine in this 120 g tank or not? This guy like he is in marathon!! Moving all around so fast in my tank!! Did I make wrong choice buying clown tang over lipstick tang?





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Old 10-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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If it is a 4' tank (sorry, don't know my cm to feet) it is probably not going to do well in the long run, but neither would the Lipstick Tang. The general rule for Tangs is 6' minimum length due to all the swimming they do. The width of the tank also needs to be considered, as many Tangs get over 12" long.

The anti-Tang police can say what they will, but I feel you have an "expert only" fish in a tank about half the recommended size. If it lives, you will also have to deal with territory issues with a fairly aggressive fish in a "too small" tank.

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Clowns are one of the bigger and meaner acanthurus tangs. They really need more along the lines of a 6-8 foot tank with 8 being better. I agree with Todd on the lipstick as well


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Thanks guys for the information. I guess ill see if there is a chance to take it back to the shop for exchange.



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