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Old 04-14-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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blindskate , Where does this 'tangs need at least a 125' come from?
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The Naso. The Powder Blue and the Angel Fish needs at least 100G.
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cuz tangs need big tanks. ive read in alot of thread they need atleast 100 or 125g
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Since the post was about PBT's, that's where my question came from. I believe Reefway has a 90G which is probably pushing it but not to the extent that he should panic because he thinks he needs at least a 125 (assuming it's a he)

Like I said in another post, to some extent it's all subjective based on where you get your information. I'm a big fan of Bob Fenner and take his advice as the gospel (totally subjective choice) and his recommendations more often than not are mirrored on other sites as well. WWM suggests 100 for the PBT and possibly as low as a 60 for the Regal (though odds are it won't eat and won't be around long).
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Blue tangs are very skittish when first introduced into a tank. When I got mine a few months back it played the 'dead game' diving for any cover and laying on it's side. It seemed to not feed, but if I stayed on the other side of the room I could see it occasionaly nip at some nori. This was in a QT tank. It's much less skittish now in the main tank, but still ducks for the rocks when I approach. When I'm sitting back on the couch it comes out and competes for a nip of the nori.

Give it some time to acclimate and watch if from afar.
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ohh ic thats good to know thanks cmor1701d.
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mine started eating slowly

I was just trying to share my limited experience with powder blues and what I feed them. Like I stated, both my 1st one and this one started eating slowly: only live food in the form of mysis, ogo and stuff on the rocks. Then it took to frozen mysis, sea veggies and eventually flake voraciously. Then it started to get phat (fat/grow), regaining its spectacular color, and beating HLLE.
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One way to make sure the fish is eating is dont buy it unless it is eating. I dont ever buy a fish from the LFS unless he shows me it is eating. This would help alot of folks not to bring a fish home that is not eating. JMO
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