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Old 07-26-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Mixing tangs?

Hi all, wanted to ask if you could mix a kole yellow eye tang and scopas tang. I was hoping I could because they have different body shapes but wanted to double check.


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First question what size is the tank?


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Old 07-26-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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110 gallon tank
I plan on only having them with my: bicolour blenny, flasher wrasse, foxface, copper band butterfly and my Lamark angelfish


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I just rescued a scopas tang he is still a juvenile I saved him from the mighty porcelain thrown , he is a little over 2 in he is one of the most aggressive tangs I've seen , I don't plan on keeping him long due to his aggression , my tank is fairly mellow and this guy seems to just pick fights , I have 2 wrasses in the tank a lunare and a red coris they seem to back the tang into a corner till he mellows out , they not once touched him they just seem to be the tank police keeping things quiet , I don't think a kole and a scopas would fair well together , just for the reason the scopas seem to be nasty against tank mates ,
once I find a home for the one I have he will be packing his bags
I have aggressive fish and they seem like angels compared to the scopas

if you plane on keeping him with the fish in post 3 I see a blood bath
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:53 PM   #5
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Yes you can mix those Tangs together without issue.
I had em both in my tank for a few years without issues.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:27 PM   #6
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Scopas tangs can be like clown tangs, very aggressive. It depends on the fish and surroundings, but I would be cautious. My clown tang cannot be added to my general population because he attacks anything in his tank.


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Old 07-29-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses everyone.


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In a tank that size it would be best to avoid the scopas, like previously mentioned. But there are many other really beautiful tangs to choose from! I personally can't get over the powder browns.
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I do love the powder brown but I thought the scopas tang would be better at managing algae. Or is it a tie?


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You shouldn't rely on them for algae management. Keep the parameters in check and it won't be an issue and you can feed them nori sheets.
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