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Old 12-27-2010, 01:55 AM   #11
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its all to do with shape and color. hence why you can have a sailfin with a yellow and a orange shoulder before changing colors all together.
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i completely disagree, and i say so from experience. you will eventually run into trouble thinking that.
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i completely disagree, and i say so from experience. you will eventually run into trouble thinking that.
I agree.

Blanket statements just don't seem to work in this hobby. Fish have personalities and they don't always follow the rules we set for them. Shape and color may be factors but to say it has only to do with that is just not accurate.
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its a majority of what matters and i also speak from experience. and yesh fish do have personalities. never once said they didnt. hence why some damsels will be all happy with everything then you have some that havoc the tank.
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well, then by all means share your experience, but which one is it?

if i had to guess, i would think you are saying that fish of similar color fight some times, but other times are ok together?
yeap...that's what we are saying too!
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Mixing Tangs

Based on my experience, fish are like people and have attitudes. I had a pesky yellow tang that wanted to own the aquarium (250gal). He stressed out my Naso and PBT to the point I had to get rid of him. My BNT and BPT swim together and are happy he's gone, go figure..one little different colour and different shaped tang can mess up the community. I would suggest buying a very large tank for them as well. Even when small, they think like they are big. If you want tangs, especially Naso or Hippo think 200 plus gallon for the tank. My rule of thumb is to remember what worked before, doesn't always work again. Always keep an eye on their behavior. Research each fish individually and then again for compatibility.When adding a new Tang (after 2 week quarantine) feed your existing fish first.You can change something in the tank, like moving a rock, nothing drastic,the tangs are very curious and will pay attention to that change as much as than the new roommate, at least until feeding time!
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