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Old 06-25-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Added Tang 4 Days ago, doing great can I add 2 clowns?

I have a 40 gallon with 1 Tang and 5 damsels. The tang is about 4 days old and appears in much better condition then on arrival. I want to add 2 clowns to my tank now, how long should I wait or is now Ok?

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I would advise getting rid of some of those damsels. 8 fish in a 40 gal tank is to many even if they are small because the fish will grow and the bioload will be to great for a 40 gal setup.

Dont add anything till your tanks testing negitive for ammonia and nitrite. If your still getting positive readings for either then hold off.

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Old 06-26-2004, 11:40 AM   #3
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I agree...ditch the damsels. If you decide to add clownfish make sure they are a mated pair from the LFS or you could run into problems. If you are unsure I would only add one. What type of tang is in there and how big is it? Tangs really do require a bigger tank then you have to be healthy long-term. Many may disagree with me, but I say, if it is small right now leave it in your tank and enjoy. Just know that there will come a time when you will have to get a bigger tank or take it back to LFS. Also, since it's habbitate a bit cramped, make sure you watch for signs of ick. I would also start soaking food in garlic extreme...it boosts the immune system and can help ward off ick. Hope this helps! Lando
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