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Old 10/13/2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Clown Tang

I am thinking about adding a clown tank to my tank which is a 150g high. Liveaquera list the min tank size for them as 250g but I have also heard 150g should be fine. I have also heard that they can get pretty aggressive when they are larger. I currently have a sailfin and yellow tang. I think the clown tang is really cool but do not want to add issues. I was looking for advice from someone who has experience witt clown tangs.



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Old 10/13/2017, 02:39 PM   #2
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I've tried them 2x in previous tanks, and while I never had any temperment/personality issues, they are probably the most active fish I've ever kept. I don't think I'd put one in a 6' tank... but that's me, and I tend to be a bit over-"cautious" when stocking my tanks.


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Old 10/13/2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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I am thinking about adding a clown tank to my tank which is a 150g high. Liveaquera list the min tank size for them as 250g but I have also heard 150g should be fine. I have also heard that they can get pretty aggressive when they are larger. I currently have a sailfin and yellow tang. I think the clown tang is really cool but do not want to add issues. I was looking for advice from someone who has experience witt clown tangs.



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Bad idea. Not only will the clown tang kill all other fish in the tank eventually, a 150g is much too small for one. They constantly pace and anything under 10ft length will be inadequate. They are best left to single specimen very large tanks or in the ocean


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Old 10/13/2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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I had one in a 5 x 2 x 2... error. It outright killed my regal at the time and gave my chevron a proper kicking... he was back in the LFS inside a week. The bigger the tank, the less the aggression by all accounts... I wouldn't risk it in a 150, unless you want rid of your other tangs lol.

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Old 10/13/2017, 04:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone I will pass on the clown. It seems like Blue Hippos are hard to find anymore but I guess I will wait until I find one.


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Old 10/14/2017, 12:19 AM   #6
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I’m usually not the one to comment on tank sizes but your tank is way to small for the fish u want. In fact, it is to small for the sailfin that u already have. The only tangs I would consider putting in a 4’ tank is something like a Kole or mimic or one of the smaller Bristletooth tangs. Even with those I would only have one in that tank. Multiple in a 4’ tank will lead to issues with stress, aggression & the overall health of the animals.

I would seriously reconsider your stocking choices. I hate to be the bearer of bad news because I know I really like tangs, but a 4’ tank just isn’t big enough for anything but maybe one of the smaller ones. Being u already have a yellow, I would consider rehoming the sailfin & just stick to the yellow as far as tangs.


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