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Old 01-21-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Question on yellow tangs

When I was at the LFS I was asking about the yellow tangs. He said that you either have to have only one or three because to would fight to much. Is that true?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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well.. it's more that you can either have one, or introduce multiples all at once..
Adding more down the line will lead to aggression between the established ones and the newcomer.

As with any group that's added, I imagine there will be a short stint of pecking order establishment, but if they are healthy and properly acclimated and fed, shouldn't lead to a death.

(according to the specimen's specs that is...they all have their own personalities, can get a bully from time to time).

I also think they are aggressive to any tang, not just their own type...not sure tho, best to wait for the advice of a tang-a-holic I spose
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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I would like to get a male and female but I dont know yet how to tell them apart
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I dont believe there are any physical differences in male and female. As feron suggested if adding more than one you should add them at the same time.. As far as aggression goes most tangs are aggressive to tangs that are similar in colouration and/or shape; eg; purple and yellow same shape..

what size tank are you looking on adding these?
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:06 AM   #5
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I have a 125g tank
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:13 AM   #6
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I know a few people who have 2-3 tangs in tanks the same size as yours, me being one of them. They can co exist but because they are large fish they limit what else you can put in there.

Why not diversify your fish; like a convict & yellow and some smaller fish?

Or are you set on 2 or 3 YT's?
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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No I am not set on getting more than one. I would like to have a male and female but I would also like to have other fish in the same cat. So I might just get me a couple of different tangs.
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Just be sure to check their 'bio' before buying..some tangs just plain hate each other..
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Thanx I will. I am still building the stand and and getting the canopy. but once I get it up and started to cycle then I am planning on researching my fish. That way I will have something to do while my tank is cycling.
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If you are wanting reaction between male/ female why not get a pair of clowns. I saw mine laying eggs the other day.
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