PBTs have always been one of my favorite marine fish. I find them quite hardy when QT
'd & acclimated properly. Picking the perfect PBT is also important. I see so many PBTs in LFS
that are in poor condition. They're usually faded or blotchy or scratching. They are one of the most aggressive tangs out there though IMO
. I find that once you place a PBT into your tank, no other tang can be safely introduced. The PBT will harrass, nip & injure any new additions. I've even experienced where the PBT will do the same to any other species of marine fish when added afterwards, but the harassment usually ends after they show dominance & a nipped fin or two.