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Old 03-27-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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My Wife wants a Dory....

Hey all,

My wife wants a Sturgon. I don't know the species, but its "Dory" from Finding Nemo(@work and can't look it up).

I know that my current tank is way too small, but what would I need to upgrade to to fit a Sturgon. I was thinking a 60gal long, which is 48" long .

My current tank is a 37gal. Stocking levels are
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I would transfer these fish to the new tank, as wll as add the Sturgon and maybe 2 A. Pecula's Would a48" long 60gal be large enough?

Thanks

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Ok the fish your talking about is a Regal Tang/Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus).

Your right your tank is WAY too small for this fish. It can grow to be 12-18"'s in length given the right environment and nutrition.

The minimum tank size in my opinion would be at least a 5ft tank of 100g or more. They love to swim and need the room.

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Re: My Wife wants a Dory....

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My wife wants a Sturgon. I don't know the species, but its "Dory" from Finding Nemo(@work and can't look it up).

I would transfer these fish to the new tank, as wll as add the Sturgon and maybe 2 A. Pecula's Would a48" long 60gal be large enough?
Blue Hippo Tangs reach an adult length of 12" and need tons of swimming room, so the minimum size tank imo is a 125 gallon tank.

Here is the fish you are talking about:

http://marinedepotlive.com/blue-tang...sh--tangs.html
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Yikes...I didn't realize they got that big, I was thinking 8-10inches max.

I don't think I could swing a 5' tank into my space, 4" would probably be the max. Goin up to a 75 only means the height will be taller, so that doesn't really help as far as swim space.

Oh well, back to the drawing board.
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Pssst...Pssst the AA banner is a powder blue tang. The chattanooga reefers banner in revhtree's sig is a blue hippo.

Agree they need as big a tank as possible. With a juvenial though I would think you could go with something as small as a 90g (48")

Like the PBT these tangs are known to be touchy and ich prone and excellent water quality is a must.

Always recommed you get as big a tank the budget and space will allow.

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Yes your tank is too small. Sounds like a good reason to get a new tank, depending on how bad your wife wants one.
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I don't think I could swing a 5' tank into my space, 4" would probably be the max.
No such thing. Put the new tank in a room you do not need as much as a new tank. Like the kitchen or bathroom
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