eye stripe tang

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  1. Dirkie

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    hi all
    How many of you guys keep eyestripe tangs?
     
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    Hi Dirkie,
    It might be a good idea to post a pic of the fish you are referring to, or give the scientific name?
     
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    Acanthurus dussumieri? They get over half a meter long and grow extremely quickly, so it's not really a good species for home tanks.
     
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    On your other thread you mentioned your current display is 90L.

    That is way to small anyway for ANY tang. But maybe, on another day for another tank.
     
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    HAHA no i havent got one in my little nano tank. my father has got an eyestripe in a 500L DT. their my fav. was just wondering how many people have them, because i havent seen them at any marine petshop...

    Acanthurus dussumieri
     
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    What would be the correct size dt for a fish like this?
     
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    you need large tanks for this fish, according to this site around 300 gallons

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-11/fish/

    so a tank of approximately 1200l with large swimming areas. Just over double its current housing (500l apparently) and is a reason why you realy see these tangs in home aquariums. beautiful fish, and relativley peaceful for its Genus but needs big tanks.
     
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    I have one awsome fish, and if Im not wrong it also called a pencil surgeon.
     
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    My tank is 2200 x 700 x 650. Is that big enough?
     
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    do the maths, work out the vollume, subtract the fact you have LR and corals and see how much swimming space it has.
    Then look at what other fish you have in the tank, what other fish you might like to get and then decide if you want a fish like that.

    easy realy
     
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    Don't have corals yet. Don't have lots of rock either yet. Don't want a fish like that either. Was just wondering if a fish that grew that big would be ok in a tank my size if it was the only fish. After breaking down my smaller tank,I haven't decided what I wanted to do with this tank yet.
     
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    its a bit pointless to ask rhetoric questions that you dont trealy want an answer too:whistling:. the point i am making is that there is more to deciding if you want a fish than simply having a tank thats big enough.
     
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