Adult vlamingi tangs ( pictures please )

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  1. Faisal27

    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Hello reefers ,
    Wanted to see if people in the forum have pictures of adult vlamingi tangs .. I have one around 8 inches give or take and he still has his silver body and blue spots with blue lips .. was wondering when and if they develop their amazing colors .. Thank you

    Sorry for the unclear pics not at home

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  2. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    We've got one at the local public Aquarium, in a 3,000 gallon "insert" reef.

    Will try and get a photo of that big boy over the weekend.

    ~Bruce, whose tank is too little for a vlamingi . . .
     
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    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good .. thx.. my vlamingis streamers started to grow a bit but that’s it
     
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    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else ? I need to to know that someone has a vlamingi in their tank that can get their colors so I can sleep peacefully at night
     
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    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Manage to get a picture ? .. it’s either a few people have this fish or my thread just left in the back of the forums hmmmm
     
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    They are super active swimmers and get huge. I'd imagine very few reefers have a system capable of keeping them long-term. I only know of one and he has a 1700 gallon system and he even thinks its too small for the vlamingi. That's probably why there have been little responses other than Maritimer regarding the public aquarium.
     
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    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Wow 1700 gallon system being too small for the vlamingi .. good on him for thinking like that but all tangs fall in thy category since they all swim miles a day ..thanks for the reply
     
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    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I need two jobs to support this extravagant lifestyle of mine ... been at the other all week, but today and tomorrow at the Aquarium. Thanks for the reminder!

    ~Bruce
     
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    Looking forward to it thanks again
     
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    Meet Vladimir. He's in my lfs's 2000 gallon main frag tank. He's their unofficial mascot. A good 12 inches and loves to be pet. Loves to get in your way when looking at frags. Super friendly, almost dog like. He has beautiful streamers on his tail.
     
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    Beautiful vlamingi .. yeah they have that dog personality I love it
     
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    Almost all fish swim miles a day, it wasn't a judgment on my part for you for keeping one, just responding as to why there's probably little response to your question.

    You can easily see which ones are constant swimmers and which ones graze and pick at rocks and casually swim, even if its very active picking. I've kept over 10 different types of tangs over the years. I put vlamingi's in the same category as tuna... Just constantly swimming endlessly... Open water style.

    They do have great personalities and I've appreciated more over the years their simple beauty.
     
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    Yeah sorry I was genuinly thrown off guard I know u didn’t mean anything and I actually appreciated you responding .. even though I like to feel I have a big enough tank once I feel anything wrong(space wise) I will act on it and give him to the Dubai aquarium .. it was the reason I built my tank so I hope all goes well
     
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    It’s a 10 foot aquarium so at least there is that for him for now

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    So, I did get some low-quality cell phone photos of our vlamingi ... this large lad is in a 3,000 gallon tank that's probably fifteen feet or so long. The other fish in the tank range from adult to _large_ adult representatives of their species. The corals in this tank are artificial "as seen on TV" coral inserts, custom made for the tank.

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    ~Bruce
     
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    I've never kept one, or any of the other Naso species other than the lituratus. Thinking about doing a unicornis in my 450. Buddy of mine had a vlamingi for many years and it never grew much beyond a foot ..... and never got those nice adult colors.
     
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    Thx for taking the time to picture this
     
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    Faisal27 Well-Known Member

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    Nasos to me are the best tangs with a personality .. if you have the space for it go for it ..
     
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