naso tang

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  1. paul bloem

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    Guys

    I just want to know, I have a 1.2m X 800 X 600 (water level 550) tank.
    Would you say no for a naso or yes?
    I would like to have an saw it in smaller systems but according to me it needs a big tank, so was just wondering what your oppinion is about this.
     
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  3. Nur

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    I would say no. they grow faster than most tangs and they do need space and great water conditions.
    they are not as forgiving as the other tangs.
     
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    I would say yes, 1200 x 800 more than enough swim space but you will be limited not to add too much other fish...
     
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    i have a Naso in 1000*600*600 and hes is doing well he has his foodies and his to mates the regal and the yellow they seam to be really good together
     
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    Definitely not. They're capable of growing to over 40cm long and they're extremely fast growing. You'd need at the very least twice that length tank for an adult.
     
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    have any of u seen a very large Naso tang ?

    do we know how fast they grow ?
     
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    there growth is somewhat stunted in captivity,yes ive seen some rather large nasos but in our home aquariums they dnt grow that fast,i had a 7cm specimen for more than a year and it only grew by 1-2cm ,it was healthy and ate well... the one who dont care bout captivity is vlamingis and unicorns,they outgrow ur tank in mnths lol

    so i say YES go for it,but get urself a nice small-medium and make sure it eats @ lfs coz if not,goodluck:lol:
     
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    yes, i had one a blonde naso. i bought is at 10cm after 3 months it was 15 cm thats when i starte to see that he needed more space. thus my post above. i'm not saying all naso's will grow 5cm in 3 months but mine did. i noticed that the larger he grew the more he would have scrapes and so on. at month 4 he was stuck to a flow pump one morning. that after swimming and eating as per normal the day before.
     
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    I've seen many that are over 30cm. They'll usually reach this size in about 2 years if fed properly. These are open water fish that cruise well above the reef in the wild...it's wrong to keep them in a small tank with no swimming space.
     
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    Ok i have been to many LFS in JHB and i have never seen a Naso bigger than 12 cm
     
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    its wrong to keep anything in captivity that belongs in there granted open space and natural habitat....
     
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    Not surprising since it costs a fortune to import big fish.
     
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    this is my Naso hes not blond but i think hes Gr8 and hes about 3 cm long

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    Stunting growth is FAR from an ideal situation. Keeping a fish for a year is also far from an indication of success. With a growth rate like that you were also borderline starving it.
     
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    but why dont they grow to 30 cm in all the tanks i have seen i have seen 30000 liter tanks with Naso's in them
     
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    they that's a good reason to get a bigger tank "sorry love my fish need a bigger tank "
     
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    uShaka has a group of 35cm+ specimens, and this isn't as big as they get: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Naso-lituratus.html
     
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    i agree u can not keep a tang in a 600mm*600mm tank but anything bigger than a 900 should be ok for the first few years and then well its time to get a bigger tankif not don't keep tangs then
     
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    +1 :thumbup:
     
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