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Old 04-09-2015, 10:59 PM   #281
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Here is a bit of an update! Small, but an update it is! LOL I am getting the tank on April 26! Like I mentioned, it is currently freshwater, but I think I am going to be setting up a separate tank for the current inhabitants that I will keep as freshwater, depending on how many/how large the FW fish in it are. I just want to do whatever is best for the current fish, so I will be taking things nice and slow.

As for stocking...well, you bet I've been thinking! LOL. Of course I have my mind on Tangs, I think I will finally have a Yellow with this build. I have never had one before, though I did have a Scopas in my last 125g. I love Salfins too, but they usually like larger tanks...like 180g +, right? I am also thinking of smaller fish also, such as Gobies and Blennies. I really like Fang bennies, but I am pretty scared of getting bitten due to their venomous quality. I also think I would love to have quite a few cleaner shrimp in the tank too.

I am completely open to ideas!
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Sailfins are recommended to be in 180s. I'm no expert when it comes to dimensions of large tanks so I couldn't tell you why. But something that could go into a 125...is a purple or scopas tang.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:54 PM   #283
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Sailfins are recommended to be in 180s. I'm no expert when it comes to dimensions of large tanks so I couldn't tell you why. But something that could go into a 125...is a purple or scopas tang.

Yeah, I think I will skip on the Salfin. Purple Tangs are so beautiful too, and I really enjoyed the Scopas when I had it a few years ago. Ideally, I would love to have something like a Purple and Yellow together, but I know how that can not turn out well. Although I think I have heard of some success stories...maybe if introducing them at the same time?

Thanks for the thoughts!
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If they don't look the same is the rule I've always been told...
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:42 PM   #285
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Yep, you kinda dont want two similar tangs, either it be color or shape. BUT on another note, it can work out but your best bet is to add them at the same time and have lots of hidey holes for them. A purple would be an awesome fish to get, I would love one but A. I dont have the cash and B. I dont have the room right now lol
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If they don't look the same is the rule I've always been told...
I think I will stick to that, I'd rather be safe than sorry for sure.

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Yep, you kinda dont want two similar tangs, either it be color or shape. BUT on another note, it can work out but your best bet is to add them at the same time and have lots of hidey holes for them. A purple would be an awesome fish to get, I would love one but A. I dont have the cash and B. I dont have the room right now lol

Oh yes, Purples are amazing but you are right, they sure are pricey. Liveaquaria's cheapest right now is $240! For medium/large size.

In your opinion, do you guys think they are more aggressive than Yellows? I have always heard that, but I wonder since they are both Zebrasoma...hmmm
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Wish I had the answer to that one, lol, I have heard about the purples but you can get lucky with the yellows too. My first yellow, twitchy, was very nasty, his replacement is alot calmer and more mellow. You could get two terrors or could get lucky with two that would get along.
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Wish I had the answer to that one, lol, I have heard about the purples but you can get lucky with the yellows too. My first yellow, twitchy, was very nasty, his replacement is alot calmer and more mellow. You could get two terrors or could get lucky with two that would get along.

Thanks for the input! It's true that some fish have its own personality!
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I don't know anything about tangs but the fang blennies are super awesome, underrated fish! I had a canary and a forktail (blue & yellow ones) and never once did any of them even try to bite me and my hands are always in the tank. And I've gotten very close to them as well. They are extremely observant and have the strangest sleeping/resting behaviors. Both I've had 'stuck' themselves to the silicone bead in the tank and where invisible to all other tank mates. Their colors also fade alot while they are sleeping. The forktail was by far my favorite because of the colors. I would say get one!
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