Yellow Tang

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  1. Warr7207

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    What size do Yellow Tangs get to. What size tank is ideal ? And no 4 metre suggestions :whistling:
     
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    Hi my yellow tang i had got to 10cm and tank size 1200mt for med to large, but my friend has got a yellow tang and a regal that small in a nano
     
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    Wow, I am scared to keep one tang in a 400 litre tank, let alone two
     
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    Hi i have got 2 purples, 2 regals,bristle tooth yellow eye,salfin,six line wrass, jumbing bean,15snails,10 cleaner crabs, 5anemones,2leathers,5sps,maroon mushrooms,3brains,orange mushrooms,kenyan coral tree,2 zoes,and more so if i can keep that you can
     
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    :) yeah but you probably have a 2000l monster
     
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    No bra 1500 x 700x600
     
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    then that is a load of livestock. Me I have 5 fish, 3 x softies, 1 x SPS, 1 x LPS, 3x hermits, 1 x crab, 2 x snails and 3 x shrimps. And I am scared i am overstocking :whistling::lol::whistling:
     
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    Bra i am going to add 1 more tang choclate mimic tang and about 4 more zoes and 6 more lps, if you got the right skimmer and the right size tank go for it, i invested in a bubble master 250 it does the job to such a extend that when i do a water change of 50lts per week my water is clear
     
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    You obliviously being doing this for a while. I have heard so many horror stories of overstocking or guys buying fish for their 24G Nano and the full grown size of the fish is 600mm.

    You must sent some pics, love to see your regals
     
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    Yes i will got to get my camera from my friend will post over the weekend
     
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    5 ft as a minimum a they need lots of swimming space

    sure you can keep them in a 2ft and they will live, then again I can lock you up in a toilet stall, give you fresh air, feed you and you will live, although it might not be fun.
     
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    Tangs generally need swimming space and will be stunted by a smaller tank which will also shorten their life span.
     
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    Fully agree, just because the fish survive (apparently ok for a short while) does not make it right, a minimum tank length of 5 ft (1500mm) is reccommended for tangs, not only can they be territorial, they are also prolific swimmers, also when they reach full adult length they will eat large amounts so the water quality will drop like a rock.
    I fully believe in the 1 inch of fish to 4gals rule (fish at expected adult length)
    And finally, just because others do it, it does not make it right, for example keeping even small tangs in a nano, i personally feel is downright cruel.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sometimes even the Englishman makes sence;)

    I agree 100%
     
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    i thought he was Irish :lol::lol:
     
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    No, i'm not Irish, that's why he said "English":whistling:
     
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    Hi guys - Warr - IMarine has a BubbleMaster 250 skimmer. That says it all! The skimmer is rated for 3000 litres of water. So, with such a skimmer, IMarine can and may keep so many fish.

    Otherwise - I would agree with the sizes of tanks and tangs. The thing with keeping ANY marine fish, is the nature of the fish. Docile, slow-moving fish can be kept plenty in a much smaller tank. Fish that are VERY active, of the same sizes/number, requires far far more swimming space, therefor much bigger tanks.
     
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    Irish?? Warr stop sniffing the gluegun
     
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