Your help - new tank set up with Nemo and Dorry in it

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  1. agoszunino

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    Hi all,

    I live in Paarl, and want to set up a relatively small tank for my daughter who is 2 and a half years old. She loves Nemo and Dory, so i want to buy them for her.
    could you pls help me find where I can buy them and what tank dimensions, etc, must I look for? i travel to Cape Town at least once a week so i could buy it there without a problem!

    thank you!

    Maria
     
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  3. raytone

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    Hallo and welcome to masa. The "nemo" you can keep in a small tank but "dorry" is going to be a problem because they grow big so you will need a big tank to hold it.
     
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    Hello and welcome Maria

    "Nemo" is ok in a small tank, as in Ocellaris Clowns, NOT the tomato Clowns. "Dorry"as in a Regal Tang, needs a lot of swimming space.

    Please read up on which fishes will be suitable for small tanks, and what maintaining a marine tank is all about.
     
  5. raytone

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    Tobes got a very usefull link regarding starting marine tanks,etc. Read trough it and then deside but you won't make a mistake to start this hobby
     
  6. belindamotion

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...
    Some Threads for you to go thru and steer you into the wonderful world of Marines...:thumbup:
    Starting a Marine tank - What to buy first - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    New tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    New to Marines- Please listen!!!!!!!!!! - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Marine Aquarium Cycle - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Ideal Water Parameters - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    What to test for and why - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Your First Marine Invertebrates - Choosing a Clean up crew - CUC - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Easy Soft Corals For Your Reef Tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Your First Hard Corals: LPS Hard Corals - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Fish recommended for Small Marine tanks - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    "Dorry"...
    Regal Tang,*Paracanthurus hepatus*Species Profile, Hobbyist Guide, Care Instructions, Regal Tang care, Feeding and more.**::**Aquarium Domain.com

    Blue Tang : Care And Requirements Of The Popular Blue Tang
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    On this forum there are lot of information.
    Just go to the subforums for specific items of discussion.
    Or use the Google "Search MASA" function on top of each page.
     
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    I wld say go for nemos on a nano tank cause will get to be a problem cause of the sizes they get to grow!!
     
  9. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Maria, please make sure this is what you want to get for your daughter, marine aquariums (even small ones) require a lot of work and upkeep. If you want to keep a "Dorry" (Regal Tang) then you will need at least a minimum tank size of 4ft.

    A smaller tank will be fine for a pair of clownfish as they are not big swimmers. Something like a Boyu TL450 or similar.
     
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