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Old 04-13-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Taking a gamble with tangs

I wanted to get some input on adding a 2nd tang to my 125g - I currently have a Scopas tang who is very pleasant and gets along with everything else I have. Currently there is a Achilles Tang at the LFS and I would love to add him to my tank. I have looked around the web for some more detailed info on each type of fish and most have warned against keeping 2 tangs in the same tank.

I was wondering if anyone had some first hand experience and maybe some suggestions if I try to add the Achilles. Normally I wouldn't rock the boat, so to speak, with adding anything disruptive to my tank - but the Achilles is a beautiful specimen and I am tempted
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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The achilles tends to be an agressive tang. However, it is different colored and different body shape then your scopas so you may be okay in a 125. Adding the achilles last is a plus.
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Just make sure he is eating before you buy him. Some say not to qt this tang others say do it. So its up to you.
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Just make sure he is eating before you buy him. Some say not to qt this tang others say do it. So its up to you.
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This is always a tough decision. Most fish are ok with what is already in the tank but when you try and add anything that is when you see aggression. I have had fish that are so docile I couldn't imagine them doing anything but then I add something and whoa aggression city. Tangs in my opinion are the worst for this.
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Achilles tang is a different genus... I'd add with caution but I would expect your scopulas to be the aggressor since he's established and not your achilles
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