Originally Posted by birman
I understand I've overstocked and I'm thinking of reducing my stock by passing some to my brother.
Sorry for the "passionate" posts that followed but as you can see, we all care about the animals we keep and am glad you do as well.
As for the black tang if are you refering to the Zebrasoma rostratum
they are not hard to keep but rather hard to acclimate to aquarium life. The problem with this one is they are increadibley susceptible to parasitic problems as well as viral diseases and will often need treatment once they are acclimated to a QT. They can also be quite difficult to feed as they can/will stop eating due to stress which makes it doubley hard as they will need natural grazing foods that only an well matured reef tank can offer. In all honesty, this is one fish that should definately stay in the reefs.