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Old 08-04-2011, 12:38 AM   #41
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I have a 150 gallon and they still fought so I sperated them for two weeks rearranged the rocks and added my blue tang yellow belly sailfin tang and yellow tang at the same time they fought for about a week but they get along like good friends now
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:31 AM   #42
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I felt terrible once my Yellow Tang killed a friends Blue Tang. I still can't believe it even tho I saw it with my own eyes but it was too late to do anything.
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try adding fish at night and all the lights off that lessons the aggression
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #44
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Good tip hack, I may try the lights out approach.

Is it worth the stress on the fish to put him in my 55g first for a week or two or should I just put him in the big tank?
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Try a mirror in the tank also,,,the yellow tang will be soooo much more concerned with another yellow(his own reflection) than the regal...move it around a lot too(every few hours)leave it in for a couple days..It does work..

Also ,,YES absolutely put him in the 55,,its called QTing and i think we would all see a lot less losses if we all did it...
Just imagine what the tang is going through to get to you ,,and he's probably at DD now in something smaller than a 55....after being shipped in a 10in. x 10in. dark box a 55 will be a nice pleasant place for him to gather himself and get food without competition
Good luck and can't wait to see a pic
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Try a mirror in the tank also,,,the yellow tang will be soooo much more concerned with another yellow(his own reflection) than the regal...move it around a lot too(every few hours)leave it in for a couple days..It does work..

Also ,,YES absolutely put him in the 55,,its called QTing and i think we would all see a lot less losses if we all did it...
Just imagine what the tang is going through to get to you ,,and he's probably at DD now in something smaller than a 55....after being shipped in a 10in. x 10in. dark box a 55 will be a nice pleasant place for him to gather himself and get food without competition
Good luck and can't wait to see a pic

Thanks for the input! Never thought of a mirror, lol, my yellow is constantly looking at himself in the glass so that might keep him even more occupied.

i just tested the parameters in the 55g and it looks good so if I get him today I will put him in there. I havent qt'd before so I hope all goes well.
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How mNy diffrent tanks do u have Cary ?
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lol I'm down to 8 right now. Working on selling the 55g though.
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I tried the mirror and it didn't work I took the yellow tang and my sailfin tang to my local fish store and let them chill for two weeks till the blue yellow belly tang arrived then I brought them all home at the same time and that worked u should try it!
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Well put the yellow tang in the 55 for a week and when you buy your other tang intoduce them in at the same time !
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