Tangs, how big when "grown up"

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by RiaanP, 23 Aug 2008.

  1. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,035
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Centurion
    Yellow Tangs and Sailfin tangs.
    How big do they grow? How big when sexually ripe? Reach adulthood or whatever they call it in the fish kingdom. Ok, this question relates to the aquarium world, not how big they get in the wild, I mean sea.
     
  2. Guest




  3. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Yellow Tang - 200mm

    Sailfin - 400mm

    In the wild they can get even bigger.

    Remember the sailfin also gets very large top to bottom.

    Adulthood will be reached at half their full size.
     
  4. OP
    RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,035
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Centurion
    Will they get to that size in a tank? Size 1,5 x .6 x .6
    Currently they are about 100mm long. So the Yello tangs almost reached adulthood. Sailfins must still go a bit as teenagers.
     
  5. moz

    moz

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    638
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    They may not reach full size, but they will still get big, and in a system the size of yours there might be a war between the tangs before they reach full size.
     
  6. Storm

    Storm

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    East London
    Would recommend getting rid of 2 tangs, a system that size is to small for 4 tangs and will cause problems in the long run.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Tangs grown Forum Date
Pet Lovers Emp. Gem Tangs R10 500 x 3 Avail Pet Lovers Emporium 17 Jul 2017
Pet Lovers Emp. * Gem Tangs X2 * Pet Lovers Emporium 5 Jul 2017
Keeping powder blue tangs General Discussions and Advice 3 Jun 2017
Pet Stop SA's SPECIALS on Regal's, Blue tangs & MORE Sponsor Specials 25 May 2017
Yellow tangs General Off Topic chats 15 May 2017
[wtd] Tangs Wanted 13 May 2017
KOI tangs SPECIAL - Shipment NR.5 @ Pet Stop SA Sponsor Specials 21 Apr 2017