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Old 12-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Vlamingi tang?

I was just wondering how big of a tank? There is one at my LFS that is healthy and doesnt swim too much............ hes BIG, ~1', and I feel bad cuz no one buys him. Hes in a 125, just wondering if I could get him.

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Thats a BIG fish and you already have a lot going on in yours..
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Ya IK............ I just feel sooooo bad. Ya know he doesnt have a home.......... and stuff.......................... lol. I have just heard about tanks with alot of fantastic fish (I think huma-huma has a tank like this) and was wondering if he could live in a 150? Ik exactly what your talking about too......... but would he be ok?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #4
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sure he'd be OK ,,,heck ,,go for it and take some pics..
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not to be the "tang police" but since you asked. doing a little research liveaquaria suggests a 360 gallon tank for them, and the list that they have compiled over on reef central for tangs says min tank volume 350 gallons, and min length of tank 10 feet. your 150 would be a step up from what he is in though. It is a very big fish and is still only half of its full size.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #6
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I've heard that don't get too big in captivity and the biggest one I've ever seen was a little over a foot in an aquarium.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #7
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I've heard that don't get too big in captivity and the biggest one I've ever seen was a little over a foot in an aquarium.
Even though, it is a foot in a little tank...i bet he will grow huge later on. There are always exceptions een if the tang is in captivity. I say no, dont do it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #8
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Ya ik ik I just feel so bad for him. He's been in a 125 for months with little rock. He doesn't seem to be getting bigger either. I also want to do what's right for him though....... Uggggggg
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:22 PM   #9
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Any more opinions? Would a naso be better?
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Any more opinions? Would a naso be better?
Nasos still get pretty big....LA says 180 gallons minimum. Could probably get away with a 150 if you don't have anything else in it...
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Ya I thought the nasos would be good. I just feel so bad about that vlamingi. I wish I could bring him home, but I want to do what's right. If I had a bigger tank it would be a no brainer. God. Ugggggggggg
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If you can provide a better home then go for it might be a good motive to upgrade later
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:46 AM   #13
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Im gonna have to agree on the "if you can provide him with a better home do it" statement.. just please keep in mind that a 1' tang is gonna create a huge bio-load...make sure your setup can handle it
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #14
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How long do you think I would be able to keep him? And do you think there is a slight chance he's done growing and he'll be good for life? Thanks so much for the help so far!
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gotto be honest ,,i would not get it...I know i said it would be "OK" ,and it probably would ,,but if he has a 125 to himself vs. being in your growing 150 won't be better IMO ..I kinda wanted to see this monster too..a 1 foot tang ,,,nice ..Maybe start checking CL now for an upgrade ..Things like this happen to all of us...We upgrade from a 30 to a 75 then a 150 and think we are set..Soon to realize a 150 really isn't the huge tank we thought it was..
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I would have an 8x3 tank but I'm 13 and my parents won't let me get any more tanks. I have 2 salt, 1 turtle, and one fresh. Believe me I want to, but I'm pretty positive it's not gonna happen. I just wish SOMEONE would buy him.
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I would have an 8x3 tank but I'm 13 and my parents won't let me get any more tanks. I have 2 salt, 1 turtle, and one fresh. Believe me I want to, but I'm pretty positive it's not gonna happen. I just wish SOMEONE would buy him.
You should post it on CL lol..
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Haha. How long would I be able to keep him?
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I say get it because it seems like the tang is in pretty poor conditions from what you've said so far.
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The length of housing would be dependent on how he reacts to being in an occupied 150... may go well may not
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