Yellow Tang Maximum Size?

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Hi, All..

I'm wondering about Yellow Tang's maximum sizes, as I know they're supposed to grow to 8 inches and the one on that photograph is certainly a big fella.

My question is because mine seems to have reached a growth wall, in that I've seen him grow and grow over the year I've had him, but now doesn't seem to be getting much bigger.

Then I thought about it, and I've seen massive Naso Tangs, massive Regal Tangs, but never any massive Yellow Tangs.

Has anyone any thoughts?  Or ever seen Yellow Tangs at or near their maximum size? Mine is about 3-3/4 inches nose to tail, very fat, healthy, yellow and well fed...



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Reply #1

I've seen some around 5-6 inches.  I read elsewhere that they get to 7 inches.  I know they are supposed to be one of the smaller tangs, and one of the few that do ok in a 4ft tank (will be my last fish).
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Reply #2

That's partly due to their rounded shape, rather than the elongated Tangs like Naso, Regal, etc. All the Zebrasoma tangs have that rounded shape.

I've just not seen any at or close to their maximum size. I can't wait until mine gets bigger. He's starting to look rather graceful when he moves now.
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Reply #3

I wasn't a huge fan of the yellow tang, but having seen that photo I may go for one at some point, as to your question, no. I haven't a scooby.
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Reply #4

Oh they're great, as much personality as the Regals. They have big "looky" eyes which add to that effect. :)
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