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Old 02-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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a friend advised me i shouldn't have bought a tang for my 30 gallon tank.

So a friend advised me i shouldn't have bought a tang for my 30 gallon tank.

Opps. I love him.


So hubby wont get a bigger tank .... So question is dont they inly grow as big as there environment? Or will he get 8" big.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Well that would be a bad thing if you stunt his growth. :-( The fish will most likely get stressed and and fall ill. Whether he makes it long term is questionable. A 30g tank for a tang is really really a bad idea. The only option I see for the fish is to either return him or rehome him. Nothing good can come from that fish in such a small tank.
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Ok i am sad
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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I totally understand. I got a sw tank to have a yellow tang, a 29g one and found out it wasnt big enough. THEN I went to a 55g tank and still that was too small. I finally said the heck with it and got a 6 foot 125g tank and now I have my tangs.

They are awesome fish but they don't really do well in smaller tanks. They need lots of swim room and they get pretty big. I hate saying he has to go but it's whats best for the fish. Do you know anyone that has a larger tank maybe you can send him that way and if you get a bigger tank you could always get him back. Just trying to look on the bright side.
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Looks like its time for you to get a bigger tank.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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So what the heck can you pit in a 30 gallon?
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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Lots of other fish other than tangs. lol

An angel, blennies, gobies, clowns, cardinals, royal gramma, sixline wrasse etc....
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Check out liveaquaria.com they have all the Statistics for fish.
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Yeah your friend was right,also SW fish don't get stunted,,but they do get very stressed like carey said and their internal organs suffer
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Anyone want him? I can mail him to you he's perfect i just want him to be happy
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