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Old 12-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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Ignore that liveaquaria is much better place to get a decent idea from
Definitely agree with this. I'd look at liveaquaria for your choices.
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Don't use petco as a guideline for fish. Use liveaquaria.com
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Absolutely agree that liveaquaria is the best to use for tank sizes. They tend to go larger than every other site, but larger can't harm a fish...smaller (or too small) will stress a fish and lead to health problems and/ or territorial issues. The fact that Petco thinks a fish that gets to be a Foot long is okay in an 18" wide tank is a good indicator of how bad their info is.

I agree with all that's been said. The Eel and/or Lion will dictate what you can put in. Take those out of the equation and you are not as limited. Absolutely no to the Blue Ring, but a dwarf or Pygmy Angel should be fine in a 75g. Larger Tangs are a No, but something like a Tomini or Kole would work.
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What could be the reason that petcos info is so off?
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They do not specialize in fish. Even places that do, often have tank size suggestions that experienced hobbyists know won't work. Again, bigger can't hurt. Smaller almost always will, it's just a matter of time.

Look in the Sick Fish section and see how many people have posts about their poor Tang that has Ich or HLLE that is in a smaller than 6' tank. Then try to find someone with the same issues that has the same fish, but in a 6' or larger tank. You will find dozens of "too small" issues, but rarely the opposite.
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They'd probably justify that a 55 is for a juvenile but would need bigger as it grows or something like that
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One thing I don't understand is why do sometimes the smallest of fish require the biggest tanks?
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One thing I don't understand is why do sometimes the smallest of fish require the biggest tanks?
Some small fish like dwarf angels love to swim and thus require a long tank otherwise they show aggression much easier. Was there a specific fish you saw?
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Things like tangs are used to swimming long distances per day and don't take well to not being able to do it also gives a lot of tank to graze in and things like mandarins are helped as bigger tank means more pods usually
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