View Full Version : Hawiian Yellow tangs

02/28/2011, 07:01 AM
I am a begginer and I would like to put a hawiian yellow tang or two in my reef tank. I would like info, experiences, and pictures of those tangs.One question- how big do they get? My tank is a biocube 29 gallon.:rollface:

02/28/2011, 07:05 AM

02/28/2011, 07:13 AM
You do NOT want to put a yellow tang in any tank smaller than a 75 gallon tank.

Luiz Rocha
02/28/2011, 08:11 AM
You do NOT want to put a yellow tang in any tank smaller than a 75 gallon tank.

+1 and actually, I don't think you can put ANY tang in a 29g aquarium, that would just be a torture for them.

02/28/2011, 08:46 AM
ok thanks. how about a lion fish?

02/28/2011, 08:53 AM
ok thanks. how about a lion fish?

Really think you need to slow down -- you have made 36 posts in just one day -- asking about (( in most of your threads )) difficult to keep, or inappropriate for your sized tank. I just see things moving way too fast and their being some loses.

Luiz Rocha
02/28/2011, 10:01 AM
Here is a good list for your size tank:

1 goby
1 blenny
2 aquacultured ocellaris or percula clownfish

02/28/2011, 10:08 AM
Yea, no tang or lionfish. Although, there are some small lionfish you COULD do. However, I don't think it's the best idea.

Here is a list of "nano fish"


Any fish on that list would be ok. I would add that a sixline wrasse would be ok in a biocube, assuming you have the lid (they jump)

03/16/2011, 02:35 PM
I got my first reef animals a few days ago. No losses yet. I have a clownfish, dottyback, feather duster, nudibranch, ricordia mushroom coral, and last but certanly not least, my prized green bubble coral!

olemiss reb
03/16/2011, 02:42 PM
Which nudibrach did you get? Nudis have specialized diets that are difficult, if not impossible, to reproduce in home tanks. The dottyback may kill it as well.