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Old 11-23-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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Personally, I have to disagree with the notion that all tangs are reef safe fish, and that all this one is going after is the algae. Many probably are, and they are often model citizens for awhile. However IME, almost all species of tangs can and do develop a taste for polyps. Personally I have seen scopas tang, yellow tangs, purple tangs, and blue tangs all consume coral polyps, particularly zoanthids. If I were the OP, I'd either remove the tang or the polyps.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #12
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Personally, I have to disagree with the notion that all tangs are reef safe fish, and that all this one is going after is the algae. Many probably are, and they are often model citizens for awhile. However IME, almost all species of tangs can and do develop a taste for polyps. Personally I have seen scopas tang, yellow tangs, purple tangs, and blue tangs all consume coral polyps, particularly zoanthids. If I were the OP, I'd either remove the tang or the polyps.
really? is ur tangs really big or the medium size ones?
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My powder brown is a bully and on top of that he always is picking at rocks
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I've only had my tangs for a few months but I have never seen them pay any attention to my corals and the tank is brimming with em. lol

I hope mine dont take a liking to nipping them anytime soon....
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:37 AM   #15
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I've only had my tangs for a few months but I have never seen them pay any attention to my corals and the tank is brimming with em. lol

I hope mine dont take a liking to nipping them anytime soon....
they dont usually, but idk y is mine an exception
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they dont usually, but idk y is mine an exception
I don't know if you're new to the hobby or not but learn to accept the exceptions...because thats what you'll get sometimes
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I don't know if you're new to the hobby or not but learn to accept the exceptions...because thats what you'll get sometimes
i know, lol, but the good news is that it seems my blue tang stopped nipping on the polyps, but the polyps still doesn't open, OMG, whats going on!!!!
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really? is ur tangs really big or the medium size ones?
I've seen them eat polyps anywhere from 2 1/2 inches in size on up. One most sites I've been on, Tangs and Angels are never recommended as totally reef-safe fish.
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