Keeping Dory

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Hi guys , was thinking of adding Dory ( blue tang ) to me collection , always stayed away due to the fact that they are quite prone for ich and white spot , don’t want that in the tank ,
Now my partner wants one but I’m a bit hesitant ,
I’ve heard they can be funny picky eaters and coral nippers ,
As I’m gradually getting somewhere with a happy tank and a few nice corals , do I chance it or look for something else similar, I know it’s up to me at the end of the day but thought I’d get a bit
Of insight first ,
Dave
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Don’t think my tank is big enough to keep one , mine is only 180 litres which is about 40 gallons ,
Never mind , maybe a couple of chromis instead then ,
Dave
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Reply #2

Yeah tangs want big swimming space unfortunately  :'(

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I found this a while ago on Tang tank sizes. As with most things in this hobby you can argue the specific details but think it is a good guide...

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I found this a while ago on Tang tank sizes. As with most things in this hobby you can argue the specific details but think it is a good guide...



Blimey, 240 gallons they reckon! That's around 1000 litres innit?!
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Blimey, 240 gallons they reckon! That's around 1000 litres innit?!

Yeah, it feels like some of them might be a bit over-egged! (Could keep it in the bath? lol)

Reality is though you should have decent sized tanks for tangs as they need the space to swim (4' minimum is a classic guide)

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Reply #6

Well going by those statistics we’d need bigger tanks just for clowns , I agree does seem a bit over the top for certain fish , but I think those sizes are fully grown species , which some takes years to get to ,
Food for thought though I suppose ,
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