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Old 12-09-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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atlantic blue tang

i have a 100 gal aquarium with about 70-80lbs of live rock 3 anthias, red coris wrasse, skunk clown, a small- medium size coral beauty, and a medium sized yellow tang. do you think that if i got a juvenile atlantic blue tang that the tang or the angel would start nipping at him?
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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You could try, but the Tangs may fight and believe it or not a 100 gallon IMO is a bit small for that tang as an adult. I have seen them in the wild in excess of 9". They can get huge. May be Ok as juvies, but trouble may start as the fish mature.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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I have one and he is a cool fish. The book says 75 and bigger, so IMO it should be fine. Being they are similar shape as the yellow it may be a problem at first. Can you rearrange some LR to make the yellow feel out of place when you add the AB Tang. This will give him a better chance.
Mine was bright yellow with the blue rim, he is now about 4" and is a dull blue/gray color. Can't wait till he turns the nice blue.... There are not many of these guys around. I have only seen 1 other in my area.
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will the coral beauty pick at him since they do mimic a lemon peel tang right?
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lemon peel angel i mean
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Its possible like any other new fish that he may get picked on a bit, but I'll bet the tang can hold his ground. I wouldn't be too concerned about that.
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like QS says, IMO it should not be a issue.
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alright ill give it a try thx guys
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:29 PM   #9
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He will definitely outgrow your tank, and quick too! The Atlantic Blue is part of the largest surgeon group, and according to Fenner, they can get up to 2 feet long. If you haven't purchased him yet, I would reconsider.

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Here is a couple I caught a pic of in Cozumel. These guys were about 8" long according to my notes.
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