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Old 07-10-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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My friend got rid of his tank and he gave me his hippo tang he is about 3 inches. How long do you think I can house him in a 46 gallon?
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IMO I dont think you can house him in that size tank. They need plenty of swimming room which I dont think a 46 can handle. I would suggest a 100+ tank. I know it`s not what you want to hear but JMO.
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Well it depends on how big the fish is. If its bigger than 2-2 1/2 inches then I would sell him to you LFS. I hear they can get up to 1'. with right conditions. My brother has one in his 30g tank but its only an 1 inch big and hes gonna trade it back when it gets an inch bigger. I would recommend trading to the LFS.
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until yesterday? I think even a three inch tang is hard-pressed to be as active as they should be for good growth.
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Hippo tangs grow very fast when well-fed and to be honest 3" is already pushing it for a 46 gallon. I'd say it could live there a couple months, but at that point of time it's such a stress on the fish it isn't even worth it to have to reacclimate it to a different tank, find it a new home, etc.
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