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Old 10-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Tang Trouble

somewhat confusing, but here it goes! once upon a time, (about 3 months ago) i purchased 3 tangs- a yellow tang, a naso tang, and a blue powder tang. (i introduced them at the same time so they wouldnt get so territorial agaisnt the others) later, the naso tang and blue powder tang both died of ich but the yellow tang survived! so now, do you think that if i purchase another tang, possibly a blue hippo tang, about 2 inches big, while my yellow tang is about the size of a regular post-it sticky note, then they would get along swimmingly? :P (btw, i feed my aquarium a little bit every day but not too much)
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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How many gallons is your aquarium? It might work since they have different body shapes. However there might be aggression since the yellow tang is semi-aggressive and established and the blue tang is peaceful. If you were to buy the blue tang it would be best to rearrange the rocks or put the yellow tang in a quarantine tank while then when the blue tang is established put him back in. I'd also recommend you to quarantine the blue tang first before adding it to the DT.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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If ick is still in your tank no way. And if it's under 6' I wouldn't but other than that I'd say your fine.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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I agree, their may aggression between the two for a bit and hippos are pretty picky fish. If it is at all possible to QT the yellow or rearrange or add live rock to change up the scape you would fair better.

Also if the ich is there still then I'd fix that first. Their may be no signs but if it wasn't treated, it's there still
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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oh dont worry! the ich is forever long gone! i bought every possible medication for it and waited and waited and my aquarium is now healthy and happy i have a 120 gallon tank with places for the fish to swim through... and i just recently bought 2 green chromis about the size i would want to get my blue hippo tang and my yellow tang didnt really seem to care about the newcomers. would that happen if i get the blue hippo tang?
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Is the tank 6' long??? That would really be the deciding factor I think. If its 6' go for it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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no, the tank is about 4' x 2' x 1 1/2' (L x W x H)...
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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Indefinitely wouldn't get it then. Too small for a blue. It's debatable for the yellow, but no blue.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #9
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That's 90g isn't it?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:21 PM   #10
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I have a 90 got a yellow tang first, couple months later got a blue. Now there growing up happy together. Yellow tang was 3" now 5" blue tang was 2" now 4" no problems at all.
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