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    blonde naso

    Restocking after we lost most of our fish during the tornadoes, i'm thinking of getting a small blonde naso for our 75 gallon. Pros, cons? We had yellow tangs before with no problems but never had a naso.

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    Naso tangs prefer to have a larger swimming area than yellow tangs. I wouldn't suggest putting on in anything less than a 6 foot tank. You may be able to get away with it for a short period, but they can reach sizes in excess of a foot and will quickly outgrow your 75. (sorry to play tang police)

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    I would be against it, it just seems they never do to well in anything under 6' in length but I suppose if it was a small specimen under 3-4" you could get away with it for a while if you were planing a upgrade in the near future
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    They grow too quick to have one in that size tank
    270 gallon in work

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    You could keep a 2"-3" naso for 6-8 months before you need to move it or upgrade because it will be close to 5+".

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    any suggestions on what I could get close to the naso. Really not planning to upgrade.

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    nothing for that size tank, not a tang anyway
    270 gallon in work

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    Following along.... I see here that several folks mention that a 6 foot tank is big enough, is this true? I was told by my LFS that my 220 gal 6 foot tank isn't big enough. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Following along.... I see here that several folks mention that a 6 foot tank is big enough, is this true? I was told by my LFS that my 220 gal 6 foot tank isn't big enough. Any thoughts?
    In the long run, a naso will outgrow a 220 as well, but it would be ok for a while if you buy a smaller specimen. They are fast growers and will outgrow most home aqauaria when kept long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swannyson7 View Post
    In the long run, a naso will outgrow a 220 as well, but it would be ok for a while if you buy a smaller specimen. They are fast growers and will outgrow most home aqauaria when kept long term.
    Thanks,
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    what kind of luck have you had getting them to eat right away?

 

 

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