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Old 02-23-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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Adding TWO yellow tangs at once- thoughts?

Since I recently lost twitchy my yellow tang I have a tang position open in the 180g tank. Tankmates would be a blue hippo tang and a tomini tang, the rest of the fish in the tank are very mellow and not aggressive.
I wanted to add another tang before the yellow died anyways, but now I was thinking of adding two smaller yellow tangs instead of two separate types of tangs. I figure the aggression would be less since they are both being introduced at the same time and they will be smaller. The only potential issue is the blue or tomini bothering the smaller yellows. there are lots fo caves and crevices in the tank for them to get safe in. I even have a bunch of places that the blue tang cant get into cause he's such a fatty. lol

What do you guys think?

The other choice is just the one yellow tang and then try to find a different one to go with it. I tried a couple naso's and they didnt do well at all, not sure i would wanna try another one.
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I had a Yellow and a Sailfin and added my rescued Blue Hippo and I would have to say he is on the bottom of the pecking order, Sailfin, Yellow and Blue, was he because he was the last one in, not really sure, but they all get along fine
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I just recently added two yellow tangs in my 150. And they are just fine together.
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I am new to saltwater but everything I have read about tangs is that you should not do it. like I said im new to this so I may not be correct
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Hey Carey, I just added two yellow's a couple of weeks ago. I got them from the same tank and made sure I got two close to the same size and their doing fine not much fighting at all.
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What killed the first tang?
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Blue tangs are voracious eaters and I would not be surprised that yours is a heavy weight. I notice my yellow is getting starved while the blue is always full.
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Not sure what killed the yellow I had, we foundhim very close to when he expired and he looked perfectly normal. He was quite fat and had no marks at all on him.

I'm leaning towards getting the two new yellows, unless a naso or something else really neat comes along.
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Adding TWO yellow tangs at once- thoughts?

Yellow tangs fight. They also have issues with sailfin tangs. All my other tangs leave each other alone, except for the clown tang and he isn't allowed in the big reef, he hates everybody. Fighting causes stress, so I would do whatever you do with the idea in mind that they need to get along, especially if conditions don't allow them to stay away from each other.
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IME adding them at the same will be ok most likely. Adding them at different times would be a disaster.
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