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Old 04-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Powder Brown + Blue Hippo Together?

i have a 75 gallon and i want to add some fish. i wanna a get a powder brown, and blue hippo tang. dont worry, when they grow im donating the brown to a family member. i have a 125 gallon also, so if he gets to big im moving them out. my real question is can they coexist in the tank together with clowns and a yellow tang. thanks
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3 tangs in a 75, even if smallish, might not work out so well. All the fish in question can be territorial and aggressive. I am all for pushing stock limits, but I think you will be hard pressed to find someone who will tell you this will work out well.
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3 tangs in a 75, even if smallish, might not work out so well. All the fish in question can be territorial and aggressive. I am all for pushing stock limits, but I think you will be hard pressed to find someone who will tell you this will work out well.
I agree, the risk isn't worth it imo. You'll run into problems 9/10xs probably so finding the 3 fish that actually do get along with each other in an already small tank could become a long, expensive process.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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Yeah it probably won't work especially with the powder brown, they are prone to get ich, I lost a beautiful powder blue by adding him with my sailfin in a 80 gallon tank.
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howd you lose him? i was also interested in a sailfin
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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Well I lost him because he was getting picked on by my sailfin they were the same size but my sailfin is clearly the boss of my tank. After a couple of days of fighting my powder blue got ich and died. Tangs are very territorial and especially a sailfin or a purple tang
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well i really love the powders, its either the brown or blue, but i like the blue more, the only problem is would it be a problem with a blue hippo. or maybe i can introduce the two tangs at once? idk, i need some tips
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Hippos Are pretty safe but im sure if u got one With a powder they would fight a little bit and the powders would certainly get ich the hippos would as well. But if u just absolutely want both get them at the same time make sure u have a large tank with plenty of rocks and cave for them to hide in and feel safe in u would suggest getting a cleaner wrasse and shrimp for when they get ich and feed feed feed make sure those guys are fat and healthy to fight off ich
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i might just put the powder in the 150 and keep the hippo in the 75
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #10
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I have a 210 gallon reef and I keep a yellow tang, tomini tang, hippo tang, powder blue tang and a gold-rim tang together. I have no problems at all with them. They don't really pay attention to each other at all. My yellow and tomini tang have been in the tank for a while and the other three were added about three months ago and I have no problems at all. You could do both tangs but make sure you add them at the same time and that they are about the same size. Also add them at night when your lights are off.

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