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Old 10-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #11
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Ok thanks. When would be a good time to add anthias.
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Anytime but all three at same time.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #13
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Ok so they arnt going to bother new additions in the future? Like a goby tang or anything on the slow moving side?
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Mine have not but that is just mine. They are very mild.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:35 AM   #15
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Ok so has anyone had a powder blue tang in a 125? Maybe with a yellow tang as well?
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:53 AM   #16
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I personally would never and prob will never, attempt to keep either a blue hippo or powder tang (blue or brown). browse through the sw forums on here enough and youll see a TON of ich threads related to those specific tangs. I currently have a lieutenant tang and a purple tang, had a yellow but the purple killed him IMO there are a lot of different tang options that aren't quite as prone to disease as the blue hippo and powders, not to say that its impossible to keep them, just that the occurance of diseases in them is higher then others.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #17
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I dont have powder blue4s but I do have 3 tangs. I have heard and read that the blues are super aggressive and kinda hard to keep. Just what Ive picked up here and there.

Now, I have a blue hippo, yellow and tomini tang in my 125g currently. I purchased them awhile ago and added the yellow first and then the other two. The yellow was hard on them both for a few days but they now are all friends and swim together as my little tang gang lol. For the reason of the initial aggression i would suggest adding your tangs all at once first off. Secondly, I purchased the blue hippo with the intention of upgrading before he got too big for the tank which he kinda is already. I was certain that I was doing an upgrade though, I mean absolutely certain and to that effect there is a 180g sitting in my living room waiting for water. If I had any doubts about the upgrade I wouldnt have gotten the hippo. I babied him from the moment I brought himhome. He was qt'd for a few weeks in a 55g with the tomini and watched like a hawk. I have been very lucky with him, very lucky. No ich signs ever and he got huge and fat. It can be done, but it takes time and effort to keep them happy.
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Ok thanks for the info. So I guess no on the powder blue. I want the yellow. And as for the hippo I wont be upgrading for awhile im finally starting to add specimens to my tank. If I get a kole tang will the two fight? Should I get them the same size or does it even matter? And what do you thing of the stock list with 2 clowns, yellow and kole tang with 1 male 2 female lyretail anthias? And other good possibilities? I like gobies but some just make sand go everywhere.
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I would have the two tangs similar in size, not exactly but you dont want one to be tiny and the other large. lol
I have a pink spotted shrimp goby and he doesnt sift sand at all, might be a good option.
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Ok thanks Carey. Ill take a look at the goby.
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