04-23-2007, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Age of Aquariums
Originally Posted by Melissa
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.
I bet you got that from liveaquaria. If you search more places most so a minimuim of 100gals. They are fastest swimming tang in the family. Which they need alot of swimming room. If you setup a tank with live rock like its suppose to be, there would be no swimming room in a 70 gallon tank. Can you put a baby hippo tang in a 70? Yes but be advise he will get bigger and will need more room to swim. As for adding more fish with established tangs in the tank, I wouldnt be worried about a hippo tang as much as a naso, yellow or purple tang. All tangs they say can be aggresive towards tank mates, none is more true with the yellow tang. They are known to try and take over a whole tank. Are there people out there that it doesnt happen to? Yes I have only known a few that this has not happen to. You can also have more then 1 tang in a tank as long as they are not from the same family. I would also not recommend this to anyone with less then a 120 gallon tank.
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