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Old 09-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Achilles tang

What makes them so difficult to keep (expert only)? I have a 210 gal with 275lbs of LR.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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That species of tang is tougher to get to eat, gets a good size, and is one of the more aggressive.

I've herd of quite a few living a long time but I would assume they don't respond to stressful conditions well like water conditions and tank mates/new tank mates.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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That species of tang is tougher to get to eat, gets a good size, and is one of the more aggressive. I've herd of quite a few living a long time but I would assume they don't respond to stressful conditions well like water conditions and tank mates/new tank mates.
So it's feeding that makes them difficult. I got a supplier that has me a 5" for $72 so I think I'm going to give it a try in our QT
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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So it's feeding that makes them difficult. I got a supplier that has me a 5" for $72 so I think I'm going to give it a try in our QT
It's the same reason why leopard wrasses are "expert only". I had the wrasse. It ate and care was no different than any other fish with the exception of needing live sand to sleep in. So if that's the only reason the tang in question is marked as expert only and you get it to eat it will be fine.
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Does your trigger assault your clowns?
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They stress out in closed systems. I wouldn't chance it. I think you have plenty of fish already.
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They need a lot of flow and I would not put it with the two tangs or the trigger you already have. They stress very easily, are difficult to get eating and basically ich magnets.
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Does your trigger assault your clowns?
No doesn't bother anything so far
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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They stress out in closed systems. I wouldn't chance it. I think you have plenty of fish already.
Soon the 4 clowns and dotty back are going and I'm going with a predator tank. I'm thinking about selling my 55 reef and bringing my Red Sea max home from work. They let me buy it under office expenses so this years budget will have a Red Sea 250 in it perks of being in upper management of a large corporation. I'm gonna give the Achilles a try after I transfer the clowns to my MAX and sell the dotty back.
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I say go for it. The achilles is my favorite tang and im aiming to have one eventually. Id like to see someones firsthand experience in housing one
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