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Old 06-25-2005, 10:38 PM   #11
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I agree with Hara. I don't see anything wrong other than they sound a bit crowded and mixing that many tangs is bound to cause issues.
I would assume cause of death was stress related. As for who to move, I would move the sailfin and the blue to the 100g since they both are gonna get to large to stay where they are. The yellow would do well in the 80g. JMO though. Ultimately, the decision is yours. The way it was explained to me is......since the hippo is different in body shape, normally you can mix them with the "rounder" tangs like the yellows and sailfins. But, the sailfins, yellows, purples, etc being all the same shape will fight amongst themselves.
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Old 06-25-2005, 10:48 PM   #12
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Strange, never heard of a tang eating a chromis, wow.
Agree with above, The Yellow would be OK, but that should be it as far as tangs in that system IMO.
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thanks guys,

yeah try eating 14 chromis one by one, every night for two weeks.

one Q though, would a naso tang be okay with a blue?

coz it is currently in QT for the 100gal..
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:24 PM   #14
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Wow, a naso too? You really need to slow down on the tangs.
In that case, I'd stick with your plans to put the naso and sailfin in the 100g and leave the blue in the 80g with the yellow.
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The tangs are the only fish that really appeal to me... well them and eels..

is it the fact the blue and naso will be aggressive towards each other or that would just crowd the tank..? because if so.. i'd rather give the blue more space and give the sailfin to a friend, as he is looking to start a 80gal..
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:30 PM   #16
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Aren't purple tangs, yellow tangs, and sailfin tangs all about the same size and shape?? It is my understanding that the more similarities between fish, the more they dislike eachother, and in turn would cause a stress problem. I'm not really the one to preach here because I have a yellow tang and a regal tang in a 55 gal, but they seem to get along. Always at opposite sides of the tank, except for feeding time. My regal tang is only about an inch and a half now and he kind of picks on the yellow tang (about 3 inches) from time to time.
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My regal tang is only about an inch and a half now and he kind of picks on the yellow tang (about 3 inches) from time to time.
Your problems will be later down the line. The Yellow can/will get 6-7" long and the Regal can get to 10"s.
for those 2 tangs to be housed togther, a serious upgrade in size will be needed down the road. Not only for aggression, but for bioload problems.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:43 PM   #18
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Sailfins can get up to 15" and would outgrow an 80g tank. Not over night but, eventually. Just a FYI. You could try to keep them together. Just watch for any signs of aggression.
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Upgrades are coming, I'm thinking between a 110 gal to a 150 gal. How fast do they grow?
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It will take a couple years, larger tank and good nutrition will help their growth.
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