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Old 03-08-2007, 03:56 PM   #21
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I tell ya...it's hard to get honest answers at LFSs these days. It seems all they care about is making that buck. I guess that is where the extensive research that most of us have done come into play....BTW and FWIW, the tang is not going to be happy in that tank, its just too small for an animal that likes lots of room to swim.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:58 PM   #22
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Ya thats the right one.
Well then...it will reach 7" by the time its a full grown adult.

I agree with ziggy, that tank is too small and I would bring it back to the LFS.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #23
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Ok so how long would I be able to keep him if i did? And how does that work do most LFS let you do that?
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Its really not about how big of a fish your tank can hold with tangs, they need a lot of swim room regardless of size IMO.
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the guy at my LFS said that he will adapt to the tank and not grow to big?
Oh and the water tests wher Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 and my PH was at 8.0
Read this post from someone who I considered one of the best. Your fish will not adapt. As a matter of fact he will come down with some type of disease due to lower immune system. Please remember that most LFS are in this to make a profit by selling you something. Sometimes wheather good or bad.

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That is exactly right Marc...It is in a tangs nature to do A LOT of swimming. Most LFSs will allow you to return a fish or coral and get store credit for it. They should have informed you better about the fish you were buying! Before you buy any more fish go to liveaquaria.com and read a little bit about the fish. That will help you make good choices on what live stock you put in your tank.
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I'm no tang expert so I'll let others talk to you about that. But just so some previous comments don't get lost in the discussion...

Check your water frequently, and have a good amount of premixed saltwater ready to go. Adding that much fish at once is probably going to give you an ammonia spike. Watch for it. Hope it doesn't happen, but it's best to be prepared for daily water changes.

And get a different fish store after you've used the credit they give you for taking back that tang!
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ok thanks and I did have some fish that I had in mind but they only had the wrasse. It seems like every fish store I go to doesnt know what they are talking about they all tell me different things. I went to one and then saw a dead naso tanf at the bottom. So i went to the only other one the area.
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np, good luck with the tank! dont forget to research your next purchases.
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So we have established it is the blue eyed Kole. Just call your LFS and say after some research I decided my tank is too small and you want to trade him for another fish or store credit. If he does not do it I would not go back. He really gave you some bad advice. You might not want to go back anyway. But to get back on subject Kurt had some good suggestions. I hope it all works out well.
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