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tomini tang in a 50 gallon?
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PostPosted: 2010.07.07(Wed)12:19    Post subject: tomini tang in a 50 gallon? Reply with quote

I really want a tomini tang in my 50 gallon! its the same foot print as a 55 just 3 inches shorter! I have read people say that they can be kept in 55 gallons or 75 gallons. because they only get like 5 to 6 inches? but yeah! I will either have a 55 gallon sump or a 30 gallon sump
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PostPosted: 2010.07.11(Sun)6:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

still kinda want to know
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PostPosted: 2010.07.11(Sun)13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I suppose if you could find a smaller specimen (2 or 3 inches) it might be okay for a while, but you must be prepared to move them into a larger system as they grow, to avoid confinement stress issues. A 5 or 6 inch specimen is going to demand a 6 foot long tank in my opinion; the tangs are free-ranging and fast moving by nature, and be advised; the Tomini Bristletooth is considered by some to be one of the more difficult species to maintain in the Ctenochaetus group. Personally I find these tangs to usually be kind of drab, but as they say; beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I do wish you success if you happen to get one.
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PostPosted: 2010.07.11(Sun)15:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a tang that will stay kind smaller like 6 to 7 inches? I all so herd that they only get to like 5 inches in aquariums? and most websites say minimum size is 75 gallons and the 50 is just a few inches less wide
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PostPosted: 2010.07.12(Mon)0:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomini Tangs are as small as tangs come.

I have to agree with Floridaboy on this one. A tang really needs bigger than a 50 gallon aquarium. You may be able to keep a small one for a while but you will have to be prepared to move it when it grows too big.
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PostPosted: 2010.07.12(Mon)4:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

how long does it take to get maximum size? all so what other fish would be a cool centerpiece fish? I don't really want an angel.
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