Ok, before anyone blasts me I know I broke/am breaking the the rules, but admittedly I am weak.
I do plan to make changes in the coming weeks/months.
I recently stopped by my local Petco just to see what they had while out and about and could not believe my eyes when I saw what they had for stock and on sale. I had to do a double take when I saw a very nice looking Powder Blue Tang(4-5") and then saw it was marked down from $82.99 down to $33.99.
Now in my defense I did leave without purchasing it knowing I should not. After looking up the profiles and stewing I returned about 2 hours later to closely examine it and decided to take a chance.
This is the one fish I have coveted all along, but did not dare try due to cost.
It has been almost 9 months since I added my last fish and I did not plan to add any more since I know I am fully stocked right now. As a result I did not have my QT
set up so I opted to drip acclimate and added the new Powder Blue after 2 hours.
I am very happy to report that after 48 hours so far all is well. The yellow tang and Powder Blue initially sparred, but tonight all is well and the three tangs and other tank mates seem to be cohabitating nicely.
More imporatnly the Powder Blue seems to be a picture of health and is aggressively eating. I will closely monitor it to ensure no problems develop. My tank is about two years old and has been disease free for well over a year(yes this was a big chance).
I do have a back up plan with another LFS
who will take the Orange Shoulder and Yellow Tang if a problem arises. Long term I am looking to donate The Orange shoulder(about 7-8") to a local aquarium this fall if I cannot persuade my financial advisor (wife) to allow me to upgrade to the 120gal I really want.
If I stick with the 75gal my plans are to thin down to the following:
Maroon Clown pair, Coral Beauty, Powder Blue Tang, Mandarin dragonet and maybe the Yellow Tang. Thoughts?
I will post pics when I get the new camera hooked up.