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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    fish size vs tank size?

    Heres a little stupid question here...

    If you have a naso tang that needs a 180 gallons tank and you have a volitan that need 75 gallons tank,and then you got a grouper that needs 150 gallons tank...does that mean that you need a 400 gallon tank to have all 3 of them at adult stage?
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    I wouldn't think so, but hey, I maybe wrong, Ive been in this hobby for about 2 months...

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    I think it depends on whether you are trying to convince someone you need a bigger tank. :evillaugh Especially since you have that Frogfish. (dang he's neat)

    Anything I have read indicates the tank size for purposes of room to move about. I think more than one can share the same space and move about.

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    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    well i actullaly changed my mind about the frogfish because i was afraid that he would eat some of my fish.They do eat twice the size of there mouth.But i got a super nice 9inche naso tang....
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    I saw that in another thread after I wrote this. I saw the picture of the Naso. Its a beauty. Besides the Naso face is purdy compared to the frogfish
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    oh yeah ehe he is 9 inche too..a big boy...pricy..hopefully he will be fine
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    No, the 180g is big enough for all 3 fish. It's not that each fish needs a certain water volume for itself, it's generally the size of the swimming/feeding area. As long as the tank is big enough to keep the fish that requires the most space happy, you can add any other fish you would like as long as their tank requirements are the same or less.
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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    Thanks...I never thought about it because i always had plenty of space but now i am adding more and more fish...well this is my last one the naso...
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    Sure np...better to be worried about having enough room for your fish, than not to care!
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    Cool

    sorry, I have to disagree. a 180 is not big enough for a adult NASO. let alone all 3 of those fish. I have a NASO in my 500g with 2 smaller tangs and it looks pretty full.these fish like to swim and unless you want this NASO and lots of smaller fish then be prepared to remove it a little down the road. they get well over 1 foot in captivity.

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