Long Horn Cow Fish In My 100l Reef?

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So currently my 100L (26g) reef is stocked with a pair of ocellaris Clownfish, a yellow coris wrasse (the 3" type not the 1' type) and a sapphire damsel.
At my LFS there has just popped up this small horned cow fish that is about golf ball size. What I wanted to know was how long would it last in my 100L reef before I would have to sell it because it's getting too big?

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Well until it starts growing... fish grow depending on the amount of food, if you feed it once every day it will grow rapidly, plus I heard if they die they can crash your tank, keep the little guy happy
 
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Tyler Fishman said:
Well until it starts growing... fish grow depending on the amount of food, if you feed it once every day it will grow rapidly, plus I heard if they die they can crash your tank, keep the little guy happy
Yeah I'm worried if I get him I'll nuke the tank. Are yellow box fish any better?
 

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Definitely not. Fully grown they can get around 1.5-2ft in size and require a tank of around 200 gallons minimum. From what I've seen they grow pretty slow, but you'd need a backup plan in place and ready as it will grow out your tank quick. Also, as Tyler said if unhappy/threatened they can release a toxin that could wipe out everything in your tank.
 

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It's not worth it, it's a literal ticking time bomb, if you were willing to make the investment of a large tank to house such a fish it's up to you, but imo its not worth it
 

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he wont be happy in that small of a tank will likely feel threatened for space and may very well nuke the tank.
 
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Tyler Fishman said:
It's not worth it, it's a literal ticking time bomb, if you were willing to make the investment of a large tank to house such a fish it's up to you, but imo its not worth it
Ok thanks guys. I'll leave him alone then as awesome as he is.
Are yellow boxfish any different? I know they still get large but toxins wise etc are as dangerous?
 
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