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I have a 3-4" Purple Tang now. My tank is 180 gallons. It looks like a cool fish, but for $89, I'n wondering what the catch is as this isn't a tang I've heard of before.
 

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Gorgeous Tang... Also looks like an Acanthurus to me as well... related to the Convict Tang and Clown Tang...Gonna need a big tank for one of those.
 

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There are a number of acanthurus species tangs that are not that popular in the hobby, mostly due to their size. The one you've linked can reach about 15" - 17" or so as an adult, which may be too big even for a 180. That one also appears to still be in the juvenile stage, and the colors will change a bit as it ages (should gain a dark stripe behind the gills).
 
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