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Old 03-21-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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Clown Tangs

Well recently ive been pretty obsessed over my new seahorse tank(aquascaping,cycling the whole shabang) and have paid little attention to my reef tank. (that doesnt mean i have been neglectful though) and today when i went to feed them i noticed that my stock is pretty pathetic..
2 clownfish
Diamond Watchman Goby
Green Mandarin Dragonet..
so i went surfin to find something suitable and came across clown tangs. Why do most sites list them as difficult or expert only? I have a 90 gallon tank with lotsa swimmin room cuz its got a big sump attached. Liveaquaria says 150 gallons but IMO they shoot pretty high, other sites are more around 90 gallons. Would he be ok in there?

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Sorry to say but no. While tangs get larger and poop allot the problem is that the clown tang will be the devil in that 90g. Well he's a devil anyway but closed quarters will make him even more angry. Plus he can grow to over a foot or more in an aquarium.

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Tank way too small.

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They need to be in a bigger tank and stress free. They are much more finicky than your "common" tangs.


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The clown tang can easily get to 12" in length in the home aquarium and can be agressive to other tangs. I wouldn't have it in less then a 200g tank. I just bought one that is currently 2" long and it is going into my 210g tank when that is finished in a few months. They are listed as difficult to expert because they are hard to feed in the aquarium. They will graze all day long on any and all algae that is in your tank but getting them eat prepared foods can be a tough task.
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