Blue tang in a small box.

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  1. DesertOrchid

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    Why not a Gill while your at it?! Looks like enough room.
     
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    Nah, I like Jaws better.
     
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    I can't believe I'm reading this.....

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    Description: This beautiful fish is royal blue, with a black palette pattern on the side and a yellow tail. Of the thousands of fish available to the trade, this is one of the most popular of them all! It is widely distributed throughout the Central, Southern and Western Pacific, and like all fish collected from many different locations, quality varies from one collection location to another. Beware of cheap specimens. It is shy, especially when first introduced to the aquarium, and should be provided with coral, live rock, or other suitable shelter sites. This tang will lie on is side (often startling those unaware of it's behavior) if it cannot find a suitable hiding place, or when first introduced into the aquarium. This species is usually more docile than many other Surgeonfishes, and gets along great in a peaceful community or reef tank.
    Recommended Tank size: Requires a 20 gallon or larger aquarium with a number of hiding places and plenty of room to swim.To keep multiple specimens, introduce the entire lot at once into the marine system.
    Food and diet: In nature it feeds almost entirely on brown macroalgae and should be offered a wide a variety of foods including plenty of algae. Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of seaweed and algae. These are the foods that will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.
    Reef Compatability: Good reef fish
    Level of Care: Easy
    Approximate Purchase Size: Small: up to 1-3/4"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5" ;XLarge: 5" to 12'



    and they say 20 gal big enough talk about a caned sardine
     
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  5. lbiminiblue

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    IDK-maybe i'm just too picky about these things...I just don't like it for some reason..
     
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  6. lbiminiblue

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    Yeah 20 gallons and easy to care for. Definitely someone who wants to make the cash register ring!
     
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    except for jj.
     
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  8. Zorgan

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    I've seen threads like this all over the internet about Tangs, I'm fairly new to all this but I have done a lot of research in the last couple of weeks and came to the following conclusion which almost everyone I have spoken to have agreed upon, apart from the over-dramatised people who want to fire a 1 inch Tang in a 1000 gallon tank because they say it's cruel to do otherwise. (these people amuse me)

    Let's get things straight here, use the ratio rule and the Tang will be happy, as long as the ratio of current fish size is within the recommended volume of water, as long as there is enough overhead there for the current size of fish.

    If it's growing, then grow your tank and rehouse in a larger tank if and when necessary, I've seen that Tangs grow at quite a slow rate, it's all totally relative, if you are however keeping it outwith the normal one-inch of fish per two gallons of water then you are not really looking after the wellbeing of the fish you own.

    It's really amusing to see all these discussions too small!! poor fish!! when the tang is already in a tank when it's a baby, let it swim and enjoy itself, if get bigger? no problem! rehouse, just don't sit and do nothing if it starts to outgrow, then it's pure negligence. Be a responsible fish owner, it's bloody common sense!

    I rest my case.
     
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  9. DaveK

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    This is an old thread that's not been active for years. If your interested in a tang, see this thread on keeping tanks, and how large a tank you need. http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forum/index.php?threads/so-you-want-a-tang.566/

    As for rehousing a tang if it outgrows it's existing home, this is often very difficult. A larger reef system can cost a bundle. It's also difficult to find anyone that wants a larger tang, They often don't have the additional space either. I'd say you can start a tang off in a somewhat smaller tank, but you'd better have a larger tank already set up and running so you know you can rehome the fish.

    If you only have a smaller tank, best to choose another fish species.
     
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