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Old 12-26-2003, 02:19 PM   #1
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Agressive Tang

I just purchased a dwarf halfblack angel and my Yellow Tang keeps chasing/swiping his tail at the dwarf. is this natural behavior for the Tang? The Tang has been the King of the tank for a while and gets along just nicely with the other fish ( 2 clowns)
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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That is exactly how my yellow tang responded when I added my flame angle. Eventually the flame got sick of the crap, and gave the tang a few good bites. After that they pretty much left eachother alone.
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:38 PM   #3
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The tang is establishing dominance, depending on how aggressive the tang is, it could be over in a day or so, or it could continue.
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I have also a Yellow Tang and people can say that there not aggressive but they are from my experience. I introduced a pearledscale butterfly to my 58 and they just kep going at it until the point they both got ich. Be very careful and contain the tang if possible. HTH
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In my experience, all Tangs except for the Naso are very aggressive and will usually bring a bout of Ick into the tank from their aggressiveness towards new tankmates.
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I too have had this problem with adding fish to a tank with tang what has worked for me in the past is placing one of the little two and a hlf gallon critter keeper tanks in the main tank and putting the aggresive tang in it for thee or four days then releasing it keeping an eye on it for a while if its behavior continues put it back in for a few more days also try to rearange aquascaping to make it nutral to both fish.
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