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Old 03-22-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Chromis and tangs

Does somebody know if I can mix few green chromis with some tangs ( yellow, purple and blue tang)?
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I dont see why not. If you are adding three tangs then it must be at least a 125 gallon tank so there should be enough room.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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What would happen if the tank is smaller?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
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The tang police will chide you mercilessly for having too small of a tank for three tangs. Chromis and tangs generally don't bother each other in my experience.
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Ups, I didn't say anything
Thank you for the advice
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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The serious answer for the Tangs is that they really need a lot of space to swim or they become stressed. Stress weakens a fish's immune system. Weakened immune systems open fish up to diseases and other health issues. Tangs are very susceptible to Ich, and Ich is most often started in stressed fish. If you had three Tangs in something smaller than a 125g, you are looking at an excellent chance of Ich and I'd also bet on having territory/agression issues.
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Yellow tang is sometimes territorial specially when your tank is small. It can be aggressive with yellow green chromis or damsel
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Thank you so much
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #9
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I have three green chromis , a scopas tang, and just bought a baby blue hippo tang yesterday and Nobidy bothers anybody they all get along the hippo is so small the chromis are bigger then it!
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Good luck to your hippo. They are very peaceful tang but so delicate to take care of specially when they are young. They will lay down on their side to play dead when stressed.
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