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Old 12-27-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Yellow Tang with Hippo Tang?

So i bought a yellow tang around 3 weeks ago and i will be going back to my lfs soon and would like to pick up a hippo tang. I have heard that these fish will fight but i have heard that they won't. So i need some help if you have any experience in this i would appreciate the help!

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- tank mates the hippo tang would have. Clownfish,Coral beauty,chocolate chip starfish(getting rid of it ) ,skunk shrimp,emerald crab,hermits,yellow tang (obviously)


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It all depends on the temperament of your yellow some are laid back others can be agressive if you get a hippo that's bigger it will lessen the chances of issues
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I have a scopas tang and he wont allow any new fish with out a fight , if anything looks the slightest like him watch out ,
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Ok my yellow tang seems to be peaceful he will let the skunk shrimp clean parasites off him and he always follows my other two fish in fact they are always right next to each other swimming like a trio of best friends


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The key to multiple tangs is that they can't look similar. Then tie in the temperament of the fish can make it iffy depending on if it's a mean bugger or not b


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Ok so i might as well and try hippo and the yellow together then.


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At the beginning I would say there is going to be some scrapping going on. Move the rock around and turn out the lights for a few hours if you have to. They will war at the beginning to figure out the pecking order and then things should be ok.
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At the beginning I would say there is going to be some scrapping going on. Move the rock around and turn out the lights for a few hours if you have to. They will war at the beginning to figure out the pecking order and then things should be ok.

Thank you i will be sure to do this if i get a hippo tang


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