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Old 07-16-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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Would a yellow tang be o.k. to add to a established 55gallon reef tank?
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Old 07-16-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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Tentative answer: Yes

Mostly it will depend on what you already have in the tank, if the tang is going to cause the tank to be overstocked, then it would be a problem.
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It will also depend on if you have other tangs that are similar in shape or color. They fill fight if they are. We added a yellow tang to a tank that had a powder blue, naso and hippo tang and he got along just fine. They will go at each other for the first day, but once the lights go off they sleep off their hostility and are friends the next day.

Or they'll kill each other, but hopefully that won't happen.

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Well there are only five fish in the tank right now I doubt that it would overstock adding the tang, and he would be the only tang in the tank.
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What other fish do you have in there?
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Depending on what the fish are...maybe, maybe not. What fish are in the tank now?
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I have 1 goldstripe maroon clown, 1 bangaii cardinal, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 blue fiji devil damsel, 1 cherub angel. All very peacfull fish.
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IMO, you don't have much of a bioload with those fish, and other than the Blenny, you really don't have any competing grazers. IMO, I think you could add the Tang - but you would definitely be maxed out.

I would watch for aggression - mainly from the Maroon & the Damsel.

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Thanks for your input. I doubt my maroon and damsel would show agression I have had them for quite some time and the used to live together with two seahorses I used to have. I guess I am going to get me a new family member this weekend.
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