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Old 06-14-2007, 04:25 PM   #11
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I agree with the others. Even a small hepatus tang is an extremely active swimmer. IMO (from working at an LFS) Live Aquaria's tank size is severely underrated as this fish is much better off in a minimum 6 ft, 125 gallon tank.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #12
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what would be some good fish to get for a 75g, i like the gobies and flame hawks, they have funny personalities, and i was thinking about clowns, but then again, everyone have clowns. what about dwarf angels? http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=444
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:40 PM   #13
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If you want to have a reef tank, dwarf angels can be risky. They may or may not nip corals... and even if they don't at the time, they can start at any moment! Just ask melosu58! In a FOWLR tank, they are fine. As far as tank size, a 75 is perfectly ok, but it's still not advisable to keep more than 1 dwarf angel together. Centropyge and some genicanthus angels stay small enough for a 75, but definitely avoid the pomacanthus species. They get big.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:03 AM   #14
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How about a pair of Henny Butterfly's (aka the poor man's moorish idol)
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:58 PM   #15
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I know people who have had yellow, Scopus tangs in a 75 and I have had my Purple T for 2.5 years in my 55. Its not out of the question to have a tang in a 75, just get the right fish and get them small.
Like they said I would pass on the Hippo and look into other tangs or fish.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:41 AM   #16
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I work at the Columbus Zoo and we have some Henny Butterflys in our giant reef tank, and they are pretty big. i don't understand how they could be suitable for a 75g, yet everywhere i look, they say they are fine for a 55g. Do they not require a lot of swimming room or something? Or does the zoo have huge fish since they live in a gigantic pool
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the books I have say 100+ gal tank for them and they need swimming room.
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The truth is there are very few fish in the Angel, Butterfly, or Tang families that, at adult size are suitable for a 55g or 75g aquarium. If you get a small specimen it may take several years for it to reach adult size which you would hope by then the aquarist has either gotten a larger aquarium or has found a fish shop or friend who could take the fish.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:21 PM   #19
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Heniochus get large, eat plenty, and are very active so I wouldn't recommend one for anything less than a 125, preferably a 180g if you wish to have multiple. There are numerous species of angels and butterflyfish available if one takes the time to search fishbase and other random sites.

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Old 06-18-2007, 03:30 PM   #20
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I think i am going to go with these fish:
Valencienna puellaris – Diamond watchman goby
x2 Amphiprion ocellaris – Ocellaris clowns
Amblygobius phalaena - Sleeper Banded Goby
Centropyge bispinosus - Coral Beauty Angelfish

Again, i still have about a year before i set up the tank, but i just like to have things planned out ahead of time. would i be able to fit all those fish in my 75g is i get most of them when they are smaller? the only thing i think there might be a problem with would be the dwarf angel, but i read that if you introduce them last and while they are still smaller, then there should no be a problem. Also, i don't plan on having any coral any time soon so i don't need to worry about it eating anything bad.
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