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Old 01-30-2014, 02:04 AM   #11
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don't put a yellow in a 55g. someone saying they will rehome it when its too big isn't an acceptable answer for several reasons. 1) we are not marine biologists that have spent decades studying these fish, so we have absolutely no idea what size is "too big". 2) you form a bond with these fish that only grows and deeps as time passes, sure it might be easy to say now, but when the time comes to actually rehome the fish, you wont want to. you may even make excuses as to why you don't have to. do yourself a favor and stock according to your tank size using a fishes ADULT size. don't want to? then buy a bigger tank a yellow tang in a 46 or 48 is not ok and shouldn't be passed off as such. youre talking about an 8" fish that can easily cover a 6-8 ft long tank without even trying.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #12
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I would like to defend my previous point slightly. A bit of background, my yellow tang was the First fish that I added to my tank. I was naive at the time in thinking that the young man at the LFS would guide me and I did not do any additional research (something that I do regularly now). I have since become good friends with the owner who is much more knowledgeable and helpful. I do plan on upgrading my 46G to something larger (probably a 120G).
The "advice" I gave was simply that I have a yellow tang in my 46G who is doing great but I did give the warning that they do require a larger tank. I do agree that you get attached to your fish but I think that gives you more reason to want it to stay healthy and strive in a larger tank when the time comes, whether that means re-homing it or upgrading your home aquarium to not see it get stressed. I am so happy I have gotten to experience all the character and personality of my yellow tang and don't regret getting it one bit. Just my opinion and experience though, something that everyone should consider when using a forum like this
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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If I was to not get the tang what other fish could I get that would still interact with the shrimp
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The thing is 9 out of 10 times life gets in the way and we can't upgrade. If you can awesome! But most of the time something occurs and we can't and then a hard decision must be made. To the op I wouldn't even put any of the bristle tooth tangs from the genus ctenocheatus in a 55. They still get pretty big and a 55 is not bet wide. A dwarf angel would possibly get cleaned by the shrimp.
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Ok do you know any kind of dwarf angel that has the se yellow color as the yellow tang
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:32 AM   #16
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Ok do you know any kind of dwarf angel that has the se yellow color as the yellow tang
Bicolors and lemon peels both have yellow. Lemon peels are completely yellow with a blue ring around their eyes.
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Are lemon peels easy to care for?
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False lemonpeels are the same coloration jsut lacking the blue ring around the eyes. and id say they are moderate to care for. angels have a very particular dietary need, so long as thats met, they will do quite fine. To Craig, i apologize if i came off a bit harsh, it wasnt my intention to aim that at you. my concern is that with this hobby, especially SW, ive noticed that its fairly easy to have a horrid experience, especially in the first 6 months- year. that being said, i feel as though we should take every single step to set ourselves up for success, and also keep the inhabitants long-term health in mind. and as bribo mentioned, more often than not, our "upgrade" intentions get put off due to unforeseen events.
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I was reading and many articles said they will graze mainly on algae and will eat most foods.
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they will,and in a very well established tank of the prope size, thats not an issue. but in a new tank that doesnt have the proper establishment of microorganisms and algae, we have to do our best to feed correctly.
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