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blonde naso

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by aslmx, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. aslmx

    aslmx Well-Known Member

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    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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    swannyson7 Moderator/Acro Aficianado Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award CTARS Member

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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
     
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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
     
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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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    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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    Thanks,
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    what kind of luck have you had getting them to eat right away?
     

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