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Old 11-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Sailfin Tang Problem

I have a sailfin tang that his top fin is getting missed up. I thought it was my 2 4 strip damsels so I took them back and now it seems that his fin is getting worse. I have 2 clown and 1 6 line Wrasse.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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6 lines wrasses are vicious..that is prob who is doing it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Crap!! Well I just got rid of 2 of my 4 strip damsels because people said that was the problem. So I have a sailfin Tang and 2 clowns, so what cool fish goes with these. I read different things all the time and I get different things.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Damsels usually do become aggressive too. The only ones that i would say would be safe would be the reef chromis. I have only seen them pick on eachother. Naturally they are a schooling fish but i currently have 2 left out of 5, but my buddy has 10 in his tank with no problems. You could get firefish, royal gramma, a flasher wrasse which should be introduced before any fish that could be aggressive since they are very peaceful. Thats all i can think of off the top of my head. What size tank do you have?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
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Great thanks nightryder1405, my tank is a 75gal
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Great thanks nightryder1405, my tank is a 75gal
6-lines can be evil but ive also seen a pair of clowns do the same damage to a tang. I would watch their behavior closely.

A blenny or goby would be a good addition if you wanna look at them. Starry blennies are cool fish, many others also.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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I'm sorry your tang got beat up . Unfortunately, they need bigger tanks too so you might have to give him away as well and start over with stocking. I especially like midas blennies! One would be a great addition .
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Your tang will be fine in the 75 just get him a new home when he out-grows the tank. I would get rid of your six line wrasse and put in a few green chromis and maybe your favorite goby. Good luck catching the six line though, they are sooo quick!
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Six lines are definitely fast so it makes it easier for them to pick on other fish I would add a coral beauty I have one with my sailfin and have no problems
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6-lines can be evil but ive also seen a pair of clowns do the same damage to a tang. I would watch their behavior closely.

A blenny or goby would be a good addition if you wanna look at them. Starry blennies are cool fish, many others also.
Yes! Starry blennie are so cool. Love mine. He swims all around real fast, then chills out on a rock, and they get to be a decent size; mines about 4 1/2-5" right now. And he's peaceful. I second the carpenter wrasse, gorgeous fish!! And very peaceful.
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