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Old 01-01-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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Powder Blue Tang or Maroon Clown last?

I have a Fridmani Pseudochromis and Flame Angel. Want to add a Powder Blue Tang and Maroon Clown. Both are supposed to be the last in the tank. Which should it be?

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Old 01-01-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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If it were me, I would add the Tang and then the Clown unless it was a tank raised clown (should be less aggressive) than I don't think it would matter which order they were added.
Would you consider a different clown and a different fish for your tank?
IMO both of these fish get to large for a 55 Gal. tank the tang gets 9 inches and should be placed in a minimum 100 gal. tank for swimming room all tangs need swimming room and the clown gets 6 inches.


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If this is for a 55 gal tank then I would add the maroon clown and not the PBT. The PBT should be held in a larger tank.
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The PBT is a ICH magnet and is much too big and needs more room to swim than a 55 can provide. I would move more to a percula or another clown. The maroon can get quite agressive!!
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IMO, having experienced both of these fishes in my time, the peaceful-er the fish, the happier you'll be, there are plenty of other clowns and tangs that'll work much better in your setup. Not enough said for peace of mind.
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