two tangs or not two tangs
Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:39 PM
i have a 4 and a half foot by 2 foot tank and currently have a lovely scopas tang, 3 small clowns and 2 cleaner shrimp, now i know its not good to have more than one tang espcially when one is a scopas BUT ive seen the cutest baby powder blue tang and im wondering if its possable to have him? im thinking maybe the mirror trick might work with the scopas and as the powder blue is a baby maybe the scopas wont see him as a threat in the first place, as im a complete novice i thought i better check with you guys, im guessing the answer will be a big fat NO but i want to ask just incase, thanks
Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:01 PM
Your tank is too small for a Powder Blue and will almost certainly get white spot taking other fish with it. The powder blue has a very low success rate in captivity. Mostly because they are kept in too small tanks which stresses them.
Mixing tangs is certainly possible if the tank is big enough. There is usually some aggression at first but soon dies down.
Powder Blues can be pretty aggressive towards other new fish and so good to add them last. The problem is they tend to get white spot and it spreads through the tank. It really is a fish to be left until you have experiance.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:30 PM
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:57 PM
Personally i think its all trial and error, but thats just my opinion!!
Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:07 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:50 PM
Its gone well so far but i think you may get a response from the Scopas with a Yellow Tang,as said above it is trial and error and the Scopas you have may have turned out to be a mellow one,the one we have attacks me when i put my hands in the tank lol.
quick update,i got a tomini tang and turned the lights down and used a mirror when i put him in, there was no fighting as the tomini went straight to the mirror and the scopas wouldnt go near it lol, had a few minor scuffles in the first day or so but for the last few months they have been great mates, always together swimming very close and they dont seem to like being apart much, im sure weve caught them playing hide and seek round the rocks once or twice too, would i be pushing my luck with a yellow tang?
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