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Old 05-03-2018, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hey guys so I moved over a gold rush tang from qt to main. Things was looking good for first few hrs then my Anthias had fight with the tang and the tang looks worse for wear so put him back in qt. is there any reason apart from maybe a territorial issue. Thanks
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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Can you tell us more about the system? Without that knowledge it'd be hard to point you into the right direction.
In my 120, I have two lyretail anthias, a powder brown, and sailfin. The male anthias has got big since introduction and became a bully over the female. There were two other females I'm assuming died to either the aggression or from starvation as he wouldn't let them near the food. The tangs keep him in check, but even as I watch the tank the male is trying to bully.
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80g got two clown.1 royal gramma,1 watchman goby,1male 2 female anthias and a fairy wrasse. My male anthis sometimes chases the royal if it comes over anthias side off tank. Think problem I got is Iíve built up right side off tank more with rock then the left side so my anthias live on right side so when tang was looking for home he picked the males spot. Everything was good for first few hrs just after tang tried his spot
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Sounds like just cramped territory aggression.
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Do you think itís worth adding more rock and change it around abit then add the tang
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I donít think any rearranging or addition of more rock will help. Itíd make things more cramped.
There are tangs that can be in smaller tanks, like the tomini, but it shouldnít be done with so many other tank mates. It will only cause issues and deaths.
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Gold rush tang is a bristletooth aswell only grows to 6-7in. So your saying my tanks full with fish with what I got in there already without tang
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Well, a bristle tooth will work in there, though it isnít due to their size itís more about how they live.
Seeing a picture though points out the problem, not enough rock. Here is a picture of my current reef to compare a Iím at 1 lbs per gallon of rock and sand.
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Are they still fighting? They might just be figuring out the pecking order.
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