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Old 02-22-2014, 10:37 PM   #861
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Since the yellow tang died recently it is time to add some fish to this tank.

I will be getting a new yellow tang, BUT I was thinking, could I get two of them? There shouldnt be much aggression cause of them being added at the same time and I know some people have kept multiples.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #862
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I've seen several tanks with multiples. It goes against "by the book", but they seemed to do fine together.
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I've seen schools of yellows in large tanks, but I've also seen 2 yellows attacking each other relentlessly. It's a crap shoot.
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^ +1 If your going with yellow tangs you'll need an odd number as it spreads the aggression so no single one is always getting bullied. I have 3 in my 180 and they get on just fine.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #865
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LOL, I'd love to do three, but I think 5 tangs may be too much.

Might try the two and see what happens.
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Its kinda weird because on the reefs they cruise around like a swarm of locust in large groups BUT in the home aquarium they seem to hate each otherClick image for larger version

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That's a great picture!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #868
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I'm sure they need to feel a threat to school like that. (No scientific facts to add, just thinking out loud). Maybe add a barracuda or a large grouper in there, and I'm sure they'd start schooling... Lol.
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LOL, I'd love to do three, but I think 5 tangs may be too much.

Might try the two and see what happens.
Better to stick with just one.
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I say the difference in social behavior could be contributed to the amount of threat the tangs feel. Obviously in the wild there would be a bigger need to school as opposed to an aquarium. Carey, I got a purple and yellow to coexist and I didn't put them in at the same time, so 2 yellows should be doable
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