What Tang?

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    Cathic Fish Wrangler

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    Been a while since I've discussed this and all the websites are slightly different, what tang can be happy in a 75g?
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    The only one I can think of is a Kole Tang, they tend to stay smaller
     
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    I think the kole, bristletooth, tomini and yellow tang will all do fine in a 75
     
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    +1 BL... any of the smaller bristletooths should be fine in a 75.
     
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    I agree with BL1.
     
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    I agree also with the smaller bristletooth species esp. the Yellow eyed Kole tang.
     
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    SeaBee Ha Ha Thats Funny!

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    My friend was an a-hole and his fish turned out like him, I think it's thier owner myself....
     
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    My kole is actually pretty nice to all the other fish, I think it probably depends on the individual fish.
     
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    I keep a blue tang in a shoebox, but it's not recommended! :D

    Seriously, can I post a link from another forum? It has a list of all species and recommended tank sizes. All the recommendations agree!
     
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    Yes, you can.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Wow, a yellow tang need 5'?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    That list looks good, but I do think yellow tangs can be in a smaller tank, while they are small. The other ones, BL1 mentioned. So he was right on the mark!
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Does that mean that if I get yellow tang I won't be able to keep it in a 75 gallon it's whole life?
     
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    Probably not -- they will grow, but they won't grow too fast. You will likely have a few years.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    :grumble: What about a kole tang? It says on liveaquaria that kole tangs have a minimum tank size of 70 gallons.
     
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    Spot on, BL-1!
    I guess nothing is 100% absolute. I mean this sincerely. Tank volume, tank length, water flow, clarity, fish density... and other variables all go into the equation. I gotta get me a bigger tank! Maybe a bigger house! 240g, whew! :D
     
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    Thats probably because I used that list from RC when I made my suggestions ;)
     
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