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Old 11-30-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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NO, my new fish isnt getting on well!

i just got a copperbanded butterflyfish. and my yellow tang is picking on him. What should i do?
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Try breaking up the territories (in a 50 it may be hard but can be done) , move some rocks around if possible . If not try to remove the tang qt him and allow the CBB establish some territory , then place the fish back in with lights off for the day if that doesnt work you will probably need to remove one or the other
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I always try to move rocks around and cut off the lights for an hour or two.
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my suggestion would be... get rid of the tang... it shouldnt be in a 50 gallon anyway, point being a yellow tang bceoms very territorial and because they need so much swimming space it probably wont leave it alone
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If you MUUUST have a yellow tang, I'd consider removing him until you've finished stocking all other fish.

They can be nasty buggers, especially to newcomers.

Best suggestion IMO. Return the yellow tang. Get either a midas blenny, canary blenny, or yellow clown goby. That way you get yellow in your tank and not have such a big (drain on the bio-load) and mean (drain on other's immune system) fish.

Consider a small kole tang maybe.
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true.. i really like my kole tang and i have about the same size tank. I also have had hard luck with yellow tangs.
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