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Old 12/09/2007, 11:42 PM
01saleen 01saleen is offline
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How old is your tang?

Just curious how long have people kept their tangs?

What kind of tang do you have, and hold old is it?
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Old 12/10/2007, 12:10 AM
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I have a Yellow Tang for about 5 years and a blue hippo for 1 year now.
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Old 12/10/2007, 12:33 AM
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A purple tang for 3 years, and two yellow tangs for 3 months.
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Old 12/10/2007, 01:04 AM
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purple tang I think 4 years.
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Old 12/10/2007, 01:21 AM
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I have had my Hippo tang going on 3 years now. I got her when she was the size of a nickel. She is now around 6.5".
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Old 12/10/2007, 01:43 AM
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My Blue almost 6mnths, Yellow about 3mnths but he is fully grown.

Friend of ours has had his blue tang for 10yrs now. It's a monster!
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Old 12/10/2007, 03:26 AM
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Thanks for all the replies...
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Old 12/10/2007, 07:31 AM
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Yellow Tang for about 2-1/2 years now. I bought it small.
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Old 12/10/2007, 11:47 AM
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I had my sailfin for over 12 years when I gave him away, he outgrew my 180 and gave him to Jeff of Jeff's exotic fish. If he is still alive he would be at least 15 years old.
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Old 12/10/2007, 11:52 AM
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wow great success stories. I have had my sailfin and yellow tang for 5 years. All the other 11 tangs I have had for over two years. Quite a few of them I got from a fellow reefer who had them for over 4 yrs. So most of mine have been going for quite awhile.
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Old 12/10/2007, 12:57 PM
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My purple tang is almost 15 years old.
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Old 12/10/2007, 04:47 PM
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Blue tang 2 years....
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Old 12/10/2007, 11:09 PM
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how about a few pics..of the old guys???
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Old 12/10/2007, 11:24 PM
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My Powder blue is a year this month!

My tomini is about 1.5 years.
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Old 12/11/2007, 03:19 AM
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yellow and regal ive had for two years, they were in another tank for 3 years before that. naso is about two years in the tank. powder brown is almost two years in the tank.
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Old 12/11/2007, 10:36 AM
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My Powder blue is a year this month!
That deserves a high five!

My hippo has been with me for about 2 years. It was in another guy's tank for 3 before that.
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Old 12/11/2007, 10:54 AM
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That deserves a high five!

Thanks! Xmas gift from the folks last year. First time I ever ordered a fish online



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Old 12/11/2007, 01:11 PM
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he is beautiful
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Old 12/11/2007, 01:16 PM
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Oh yeah, flawless... nice work SDguy
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Old 01/05/2008, 01:54 AM
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I had a Naso Tang for over 6 years, and an Orange Shouldered Tang for over 5.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:05 AM
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Good job all of U!
how about sisting the tank size and type of setup alongside the fish sp. and size?
for example:
5 inch yellow tang for 5 years in a 250 g sps reef.
The fishes history (how ald it actually is) is also interesting. This would be not just qurious, but informative, giving people an idea of what 2 expect in their tanks.
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Old 01/05/2008, 09:02 AM
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115g tank (4ft) - spare me the gasps

The tomini grew from a puny 2" paper thin baby to a nice 4-5 inches. The powder blue has only grown about an inch or so in the year. He was about 3-4" already when I bought him.

They are the only two rock picking fish in the tank. Everything else is a planktivore.
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Old 01/05/2008, 10:11 AM
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I have a naso,hippo,purple, and sailfin all over 4 years now.
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Old 01/05/2008, 01:23 PM
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had clown for 4 months
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Old 01/05/2008, 03:04 PM
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Here's a recent shot of my 15 yr. old tang cruising with my muelleri CBB. He spent most of his life in a 180g tank that was never overcrowded & he was always the only tang. He's never been aggresive & has ignored every tank mate, other than to make sure they know he's in charge of the neighborhood.
Most of his diet has consisted of Formula frozen foods.



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