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Old 03-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Purple tang

I have a sailfin tang at home in my 80 gallon aquarium and he is pretty territorial he has been there since August and is clearly the most dominate fish in my tank. The problem is I want a purple tang. Do u think it would be safe to purchase one?

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Well, considering that the sailfin is in a tank way too small, yes, there will likely be serious aggression issues.

Read the "overview" of the purple tang, particularly the aggression with other Zebrasomas, which the sailfin is a member of....
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Purple Tang

And note the minimum tank size for the sailfin.....

Wanna calculate the cost of that new reef tank?? Take your worst nightmare, double it, and you're halfway there.
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Both Tangs are going to have problems in that size tank if they were separate. Put the two together and it is going to spell trouble. The Purple is an expensive fish to take risks with.
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