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Old 05-13-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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hippo tang in a 20 gal.

http://www.marinecenter.com/fish/tangs/bluehippotang/
In this site it states that you can keep a hippo tang in a 20 gal.

Is this really possible?

If it is im getting one
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no i wouldnt recommend putting a hippo tang in a 20g
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Id advise against it. Never heard those called a hippo tang either.
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I remember readin that site. Most of the info it gives are false. They are just trying to sell.

Blue tangs are also called: hippo tang and regal tang
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They are saying that for the size they sell them at, they can be housed in a 20g. I disagree of course and thier site is terrible for giving misleading information. A hippo tang doesn't stop at 5" which is the largest the site sells. It can grow to 12" and needs a 75g or larger tank.
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http://www.marinecenter.com/fish/tri...matriggerfish/

What about the picasso? is this one a lie too?
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Oh yeah. Picasso's can grow to 9-10" and need about a 75g tank as well.
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I would not listen to anything that site has to say as far as tank size. Its very obvious that they are only trying to sell, and could care less about the fish. Hippo tangs need at least 75 i think...and the triggers i dont know about
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First step to success would be stop looking at that site IMO.
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then what can I keep in my tank?

would it be possible to keep dwarf angeldish in my tank?
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