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Old 06-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #11
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yeah that should be fine, melosu knows better then i do, i've never housed a tang before, i only have a 26g FOWLR getting ready to go reef in a week or two
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #12
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mike don't sailfins get rather big? live aquaria stats they can get up to 15", how is yours doing ?
Yes, sailfins get that big in the wild, but rarely live long enough in captivity to do so. So sad...
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #13
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. i'm sure with the right care and the right home they can live as long
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:53 PM   #14
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. i'm sure with the right care and the right home they can live as long
Really? I've rarely heard of hobby fish surviving that long. I did read a report where a sailfin lived for 15 years at the Waikiki Aquarium. Do you think there are there lots of people coming close to that these days?
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who knows, hat do fish live to i nthe wild?
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:19 PM   #16
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I agree with Leo I dnt see why not? Right care right everything it should be fine
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:20 PM   #17
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who knows, hat do fish live to i nthe wild?
Some surgeons live to be at least 40 and 50 years (yellow tangs and bluespine unicorns), parrotfishes to at least 30. There just aren't that many studies done on life history traits.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:25 PM   #18
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hmm thats a long time for a fish but maybe, apparently gold fish can live for more then 30 years
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #19
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Really? I've rarely heard of hobby fish surviving that long. I did read a report where a sailfin lived for 15 years at the Waikiki Aquarium. Do you think there are there lots of people coming close to that these days?
Sailfin Tangs in the wild can live 50 years (although most dont live that long), I would venture to say that there are very, very few people that have even had the same tank set up for more than 30.....
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Can you guys tell me what this is thanks! Green slime looking thing in the sand and brown stuff on the top of the sand
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