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Old 11-07-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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Integration of Sailfin Tang

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I currently have the following and wish to introduce a sailfin tang:
  • Coral beauty
    Orange tail damsel
    Pair of perc clowns
    Red blenny
    Hermit crab

I am concerned about agression from the angel and the damsel. Your thoughts?
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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What size tank?? I would not put a sailfin in anything smaller then a 125 and I would not worry about the other fish.
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55, not a good idea to have a sailfin, they require a lot of swimming room and can get up to 15"
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What would you recommend as a new addition to my tank given the above inhabitents already? I really would like an algae eater if possible.
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You could do a yellow tang in a 55. Someone else would be better to comment on the bio-load it would produce with the current fish you have.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:21 PM   #7
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I would actually prefer a yellow tang, but getting them at my LFS is hard.. they get them like every 6 months, but in lots of like 150 so i just have to wait.

Would a yellow tang require less space than a sailfin? I chose a sailfin over a yellow for the above reason, but also as I thought they'd have comparable needs.
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A yellow tang will only get half the size of a sailfin. They both have the same feeding requirements. (love algae) Have you tried online? I just saw them on sale for $14.99
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I'm in AU... we pay $100 minimum here... I found another store but they want $180 can you believe?
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What if I got a smaller sailfin and then just replace it when it gets bigger?
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