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Old 10-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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That is absolutely accurate. You can do as you wish, and you can blow off any advice that doesn't suit you. It's your right. It's my right to state you are wrong. My fish live for decades. Let the OP take the advice he thinks is accurate. Sorry flyfishingkid, we are all passionate about the hobby and tiffs sometimes occur, we all mean the best.

Jgraz, I updated my post, thought you still ran the 44 gallon. No hard feelings.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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That is absolutely accurate. You can do as you wish, and you can blow off any advice that doesn't suit you. It's your right. It's my right to state you are wrong. My fish live for decades. Let the OP take the advice he thinks is accurate. Sorry flyfishingkid, we are all passionate about the hobby and tiffs sometimes occur, we all mean the best.

Jgraz, I updated my post, thought you still ran the 44 gallon. No hard feelings.

None taken. As I said, my comments were not towards you. I still have the hippo and others and they are in a 90 ATM with every intention to upgrade just as I did with the 44. Anyway that's neither here nor there. We are all passionate and we all have our opinions that others will disagree with. It is what it is.

Again FFK good luck with the Clown. May he learn to eat many a nori sheet.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #13
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The op has a large enough tank according to his profile. However to small of a tank would definitely lead to stress especially in a fish that has a very poor track record in captivity. The fact is this is not a beginner fish and I think asking about tank size is absolutely crucial for long term success with this fish. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but we should all be in this hobby to have fish succeed and thrive.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #14
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The op has a large enough tank according to his profile. However to small of a tank would definitely lead to stress especially in a fish that has a very poor track record in captivity. The fact is this is not a beginner fish and I think asking about tank size is absolutely crucial for long term success with this fish. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but we should all be in this hobby to have fish succeed and thrive.
+1 I agree Google "my tang died" it will freak you out.

Your right, tank size for him should be okay, but this tang lives in surge zones. That makes a major difference.
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+1 I agree Google "my tang died" it will freak you out.

Your right, tank size for him should be okay, but this tang lives in surge zones. That makes a major difference.
Very true just like Achilles tangs. Good point.
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I think it may settle out for the clown, just don't over stock because he needs a high oxygenation level. Keep surface agitation up. These type tangs live in an environment that looks like the inside of a washing machine. While yellow tangs, for instance, cruise the reef in calmer, deeper rescue.water. I never got any good underwater photos of clowns in the wild because of where they hang out! They even swim a bit different than other tangs, they explode from one area of the tank to the other. Full speed always. It makes sense, when living in a turbulent surge zone you would swim from one protective outcrop to the next one. Dallying around would get you smashed into a rock.

BTW, my clown was kind of a rescue.
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People will listen or take advice based on there circumstance one person says the tank is too small the other ok. My tank is not big enough so I go with the latter haha
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Everyone is so darn sensitive it seems. lol I keep tangs in a 6 foot tank and they are fine, I also wouldnt try a "difficult" one due to the risk to the fish. There are truly some fish and other critters best left in the ocean in my opinion. Tank size plays a major role with tangs and thats not just guessing or rehashing others advice, it comes direct from me and my experiences with them as it does from several of the previous posters, including the mod who always gives honest experienced advice.
As far as the algae, once the fish settles down and gets comfortable he will most likely start munching it. My tangs also only eat the green seaweed, they hate the purple and red ones for whatever reason. lol

Good luck OP with your tang, I hope he does well. Just do everything you can for him possible and he may be a great success story for you. Just because a fish is "difficult" doesnt mean its impossible. Heck, I have had a mandarin for a couple years now and they have a super high mortality rate in home aquaria.
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Everyone is so darn sensitive it seems. lol I keep tangs in a 6 foot tank and they are fine, I also wouldnt try a "difficult" one due to the risk to the fish. There are truly some fish and other critters best left in the ocean in my opinion. Tank size plays a major role with tangs and thats not just guessing or rehashing others advice, it comes direct from me and my experiences with them as it does from several of the previous posters, including the mod who always gives honest experienced advice. As far as the algae, once the fish settles down and gets comfortable he will most likely start munching it. My tangs also only eat the green seaweed, they hate the purple and red ones for whatever reason. lol Good luck OP with your tang, I hope he does well. Just do everything you can for him possible and he may be a great success story for you. Just because a fish is "difficult" doesnt mean its impossible. Heck, I have had a mandarin for a couple years now and they have a super high mortality rate in home aquaria.
I couldn't agree more, my problem is that I get too passionate about not killing off wonderful fish. Otherwise, why respond to questions? You are also right, there are exceptions to most rules, but not all of them. Your Mandarin experience as well as my own sons experience with them has been 100% different than mine. But as you noted, that isn't the norm. Nor are some types of tangs in too small a space prospering a common occurrence. They don't eat is their first symptom, even before ick takes them down. I think most of us can agree with that. The OP has a 400 gallon that should give the little guy a real chance of surviving and growing old. He will be a menace though, maybe not when he's little, but they get pretty rowdy when they get bigger. That's the "difficult or expert" part of their description IMO.
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