What is the biggest Purple or Yellow Tang you have seen in captivity?

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You know of my Yellow 'Deuce' ...he is 18 yo now last week and when purchased about 3 inches, now probably just shy of 5... he eats well, and is in a 90 4 ft long....
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Nothing grow faster than rabbit fish. 2.5” when I got him 6 months ago. Now he is biggest fish at 6”! I wish I can frag him.
Naso tang took two years to grow 1”, purple two years and grown 3/4”, copper band 2 years 1”,
 
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I bought my yellow 3yrs ago about 2" in size, there must have been 20 in the tank, all came in small. Then I had a 40, as he grew so did I, that 40 became a 120 and he grew a little more, hence the 120 is now a 240 and he is about 5".
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Not exactly related, but at one time my LFS had a trio of Zebra Bar gobies that looked like hotdogs. I had no idea they could get so large.
 

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Do you expect your Yellow to grow much more if at all? What about the Gem Tang? How big is he now?
The yellow has been 5" now for some time, don't really see him/her getting larger, very timid fish and not at all dominant. The gem is about 6" and was the last tang introduced, the yellow and gem hang together all day, the black tang is the boss, typically puts the mimic where it wants, which is usually around the regal angel and the chevron just zips around the tank all day picking at the rocks.

All of them take turns at the Vitalis ring, every fish from my damsels, angels and tangs get a turn, the jaw fish typically wait until they eat enough for the ring to fall to the bottom.
 

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Nice. What’s the rest of your stocking list?
how big was the Gem when you got it and do you think it will get any larger?
The tang gang; yellow, black, gem, mimic and chevron. Angels; regal, coral beauty and a strange yellow, blue and gold hybrid. Damsels; pair of lagoons, pair of blue devils, yellow tail, jewel, 3 clowns. There is a tail spot blenny, diamond star jaw fish, blue spot jawfish.

The gem I just picked up 3 weeks ago, settled in quickly.
 

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So I was just about to post about my Hawaiian sailfin not growing as much as I thought it would but now I'm feeling a lot better lol. Bought it at ~ 1.5 and now ~3 about 6 months later. thick as heck and active. been growing her out to have an excuse to upgrade lol
 

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My tangs and I YouTube Aqualink MEGA lab to watch the Yellows on a Hawaiian research camera. Big, Fat Tangs.

**** warning, the lab nerds do not want to hear how happy their research camera makes my tangs....


NIIIIICE. Thanks for the link/share! I'm going to have this on in the background A LOT from now on.
 
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