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Old 08-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Purple and tellow tang

So 2 weeks ago got a purple tang 4-5 inches and i put him in my tank with the yellow tang which is smaller then him. They have been getting along this whole time since last night. The yellow tang is bothering him all night and morning. That's wired because the yellow is a lot smaller. What do I do ?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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what size tank is it? how much rock work do you have?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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About 250lbs of rock and it's a 150 gal
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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from what I've read, your suppose to put them in at the same time so they don't fight. but they should stop fighting within a few days. if they don't, you will probably have to rehome one
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Ok tanks
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Sometimes you will have issues because they are the same body type. Sometimes it is just personality. Putting them both on at the same time is best though. Keep an eye on them as they may just be testing one another out.
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After about 20 years of keeping tangs together I would say this could be territorial so the yellow tang could be challenging the purple tang or that the purple tang is weaker yet larger , give it a few days if it doesn't Change try to move some rock around to change the layout , had the same thing with my 2 tangs just last week and they settled it themselves good luck
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:00 AM   #8
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How many tangs can you have in a 150 gal, I love those fish. I'm dying to get a clown tang.
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