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BPP
07/30/2009, 11:09 PM
Any large, approximately 5"or larger, Powder Blue Tangs expected on Diver's Den in the near future?

dfs/la2
07/31/2009, 06:42 AM
BPP,

Thank you for contacting us. We would be happy to contact our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility and see if we have any Powder Blue Tangs in quarantine. We will repost as soon as we have any further information.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.

Stacie R.
Technical Support
LiveAquaria.com (http://www.liveaquaria.com/default.cfm?siteid=20)

dfs/la2
07/31/2009, 08:45 AM
BPP,

Thank you for your patience while we obtained this information for you. We currently have a Powder Blue Tang in quarantine that should be posted in the Diverís Den within the next few weeks. It is approximately 9Ē and will be priced at $179.99. We recommend signing up for our Diverís Den email alert (http://www.liveaquaria.com/DiversDen/DDemailSignUp_form.cfm) and/or RSS Feed (http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/feed/ddfeed.xml). Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

ryshark
07/31/2009, 01:03 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15449075#post15449075 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
BPP,

Thank you for your patience while we obtained this information for you. We currently have a Powder Blue Tang in quarantine that should be posted in the Diverís Den within the next few weeks. It is approximately 9Ē and will be priced at $179.99. We recommend signing up for our Diverís Den email alert (http://www.liveaquaria.com/DiversDen/DDemailSignUp_form.cfm) and/or RSS Feed (http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/feed/ddfeed.xml). Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

I am sure that is a beautiful fish. However, I have always wondered one thing in regards to purchasing fish which are already full grown. How do you know it is not an old fish ready to die in the next year or so of old age? I think it is a valid question considering the fish that size cost way more than lets say a 4" PBT in this instance. Do you know how long it takes a typical tang to reach full size? I would be interested to know the answer. My guess would be a few years.

dfs/la2
07/31/2009, 01:36 PM
Ryshark,

Thank you for your post and great question. We sincerely apologize at this time we are unsure how to tell the age of the Tang. However we will contact our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility for further information on this, and once we have this information available we will post back to you.

We thank you for your patience in this matter.

Michelle L
LiveAquaria (LiveAquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (drsfostersmith.com)

dfs/la2
07/31/2009, 03:56 PM
Ryshark,

Thank you for your patience. We have spoken to our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility for the information requested on the Tang. Unfortunately there is no way to determine the exact age of a wild harvested fish. It has been reported that these may live up to 20 years in a home aquarium. We estimate that it may take up to 3 years for these fishes to reach their maximum size, however there are many environmental factors that could influence this estimate. This would include water temperature, water conditions, and place in the hierarchy of the group of fish, amount and type of food sources.

Please contact us back if you have any further questions or concerns.

Michelle L.
LiveAquaria (LiveAquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (drsfostersmith.com)