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View Poll Results: How long?
died within 0-3 months 3 15.79%
died within 4-6 months 4 21.05%
died within 7-9 months 0 0%
died within 10-12 months 0 0%
died within 13-18 months 0 0%
died within 19-24 months 0 0%
died within 2-3 years 0 0%
died within 3-4 years 0 0%
died after 5 years + 0 0%
currently alive 0-6 months 1 5.26%
currently alive 7-12 months 3 15.79%
currently alive over 1 year 1 5.26%
currently alive over 2 years 1 5.26%
currently alive over 3 years 1 5.26%
currently alive over 4 years 0 0%
currently alive 5 years + 2 10.53%
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:14 AM
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Default Tang - Naso Vlamingi

Please provide your experience in this poll:
  • Use the top 9 poll questions if your fish has passed away.
  • Use the bottom 7 poll questions if you currently own this fish.
  • Multiple polls are allowed.
  • Select the best answer to the best of your knowledge.
  • Adding comments or elaborating on the cause of death in a post is encouraged.
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died within 0-3 months
died within 4-6 months
died within 7-9 months
died within 10-12 months
died within 13-18 months
died within 19-24 months
died within 2-3 years
died within 3-4 years
died after 5 years +
currently alive 0-6 months
currently alive 7-12 months
currently alive over 1 year
currently alive over 2 years
currently alive over 3 years
currently alive over 4 years
currently alive 5 years +
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This is possibly the fastest growing fish that I have ever seen. Purchased as a juvenile of maybe 1.5", it has doubled in size in less than 1 month.

Fish is a VERY healthy eater and takes everything that I feed. It is not intimidated by fish many times larger and shows no aggression toward any other fish.

I would say that this is a very easy fish to keep. However, this tang grows very large and is only suitable for larger systems. (300 gal or more?)

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A must for the huge aquarium ! I had it for almost a year and man did it grow fast. It had an incredible personality, and would rest on the bottom of the tank to sleep.
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Update - April, 2011: Same fish...now at 3 years in the tank. Tail Streamers now significant, although not nearly as long as N. elegans or N. literatus. Growth rate has slowed (thank goodness!).
Current estimated size: 15"-16"



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Thanks for the update pic. in 2008. Do you still have this fish & if you do does it still look and act the same?
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Update May, 2012: still doing fine at 4 years in the tank. Streamers are getting quite long now.
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Update May, 2013: 5 years still doing well. Thankfully, doesn't seem to be growing anymore.
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Update May, 2014: Alive and well at 6 years now.
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Update: now over 7 years in the tank
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Freckles is 8 years old now.
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