Hello. I am just about ready to add another fish to my tank: 60 gallon w/ LR, 1 percula clown, 1 gobi, 1 cleaner shrimp. I love the way tangs look, and I also here that the yellow tang is particularly hardy. Does this hold true for all tangs? I am new to saltwater, and although I would prefer a sailfin or yellow eyed tang, I do not want a fish that is too delicate. Any advice?
well dont get a yellow tang. if you want more fish later there is a chance of a new fish being attacked by the yellow tang. Sailfins are nice, i have always liked them. plush they are not as aggressive at the yellows, but they do get much larger than them. Yellow eye koles are ok too. they are pretty peacefull to other fish.
Sailfins are an excellent fish to have in a community tank, mine was very friendly & would eat out of your hand.
But they do grow big in a very short time.
How big do sailfins grow? Will they out grow a 60 gallon?
well i wouldnt get a sailfin in your 60 gallon, they get to over a foot. You could probably get away with a kole tang. you could also look into a scopas tang or bristletooth tang.
Check out the link below, size of fish varies depending which species you are able to get, mine was a Pacific Sailfin Tang
There appears to be different opinions to what size tank you can have, in this article 50 gallon is minimum.
My tank is 75 Gallon & it was obvious he was going to out grow my tank, but he passed away last year :cry:
He was about 2 years old & around 5" in length
Yellow tangs need 100 gallons anyways. A blue tang can live in a 70 gallon tank but you probably couldn't add more fish. Naso tangs need125 gallons, and they are sensitive. and Sohal tangs (my favorite) need 125 gallons and you probably couldn't add more fish
if he were to get a blue tang he would deffinatly be able to get more fish, and blue tangs need about 100 gallons.
They need 70 gallons I will pm you the link on where I found this.
This is just a number of tangs and minium tank sizes. Yes there are different species from different parts of the world this is just an average for the whole family in general. Many people have different opions on what tank size fits what tang. this an average for searches on the net with each.
Hippo Tang 100 gallons
Yellow Tang 100 gallons
Naso Tang 125 gallons
Purple Tang 100 gallons
Sailfin Tang 125 gallons
Powder Blue Tang 100 gallons
Scopas Tang 100 gallons
Yellow eye kole tang 100 gallons
Sohal Tang 180 gallons
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