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Old 06-01-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Can I squeeze in one more fish?

I've had my eye on a fish for a couple of weeks and I'm wondering if I can squeeze one more fish in my tank.

Current occupants-
2 clown fish
1 yellow tang
1 hippo tang
1 mondo cleaner shrimp
1 fire shrimp
buckets of various soft and LPS corals

Would adding another fish to this system overtax it?

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depends on what type of fish it is really...
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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depends on what type of fish it is really...
Yellow Eyed Kole Tang
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what size tank? you may have a issue with the YT no matter what size tank you have.
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72 Gal bowfront.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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My vote is no in a 72 bow. A different smaller fish would be ok. JMO
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In regards to the yellow tang.......actually, I do have some concerns over it. My yellow tang is somewhat of a brute. He tolerates the hippo tang and no longer picks on him. He doesn't bother the clown fish at all. If this is not a good match (the yellow tang and kole tang) please mention it.

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IMO not a good match with an established YT and your tank is too small for 3 tangs IMO>
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I would not add anymore tangs to a 72. The Kole would be a well-suited fish if you did not have the other two. Look into a purple firefish, roayal gramma or sixline wrasse.
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purple firefish, roayal gramma or sixline wrasse.
I guess the easiest solution is to get a bigger tank.....but since my husband promptly veto-ed that idea I will have to re-think this.

I do appreciate all of the info and believe I will not go with the kole....instead I might look into the royal gramma.

I had a beautiful kole tang selected months ago and even had the lfs hold him in qt....but then I saw the hippo tang and decided to change my mind (and deal with the increased possibility of ick).

I'm going to have to figure out a way to sneak in another tank...
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