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Old 02-06-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Will My Tangs Get Along

The other day I got a yellow tang from a pet shop but it was pretty small and didn't seem to be in good shape but I didn't see that until I was home and he was in my tank. But I also have a slightly larger sailfin tang in my tank already I did my research and it said usually if you put them in around the same time that they will get along pretty good. But I have only seen my yellow tang once since he has been in my tank and that was this morning so I just wanna know anyone knows if they will be ok together.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hi there yes they should be ok i had a powder brown and a regal the powder browm was in first then i put a much smaller regal tang in a month or so later it took abit of time but they ended up swiming togther eating algae from the same rock and feeding togther it seemed like they knew they were of the same breed have patience it will prevale hope this helps good luck ......

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That's good to know and how have your Tangs been since you put them in your tank.
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At least the regal and powder brown were different species, the sailfin and the yellow are both Zebrasoma Tangs with the same body shape and will compete more. What size tank are we talking about here?
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There dead my tank took a nose dive i negeleted it and lost the lot due to work comitmemts but now iv got it back to were it should be it gsve me a wake up call wasted a lot of money never again i was left with one coral and my sulpher goby thankfully just waiting on twodwarf lion fish i have ordered from my LFS a harsh reminder if not looked after ......?

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When it comes to tangs problems arise when you have similar shapes and colors. Try getting tangs that are different colors and shapes.
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When it comes to tangs problems arise when you have similar shapes and colors. Try getting tangs that are different colors and shapes.
I agree but they are wxpensive some of them are beautiful i think all of the tangs have the same temprement anyone agree .......?

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Some have the same temprement some dont. Yes my yellow and scopas act the same but my yellow eyed Kole tang does not. There are several different type of tangs and they have different sizes and colors and temprements. They do not all act the same.
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I agree but when it comes down to it food is food it's like your dog or cat they know wat food they like and i think maybe fish work the same way. For instance they can tell when you go near the tank they think feeding time msybe there breed is closer than we think ....?

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No 2 fish act the same in different tanks,but tangs which are similar in colour and shape as mel has said can be aggressive to each other,I have a striped tang which follows my birdnose wrasse around and my kole tang follows the striped tang around,pretty funny to watch and they all come to the surface when its food time.
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