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Old 03/06/2008, 04:29 PM   #901
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The yellow was the only aggressive one, and as I said, we gave him away. The other 4 tangs are from different families and get along wonderfully. I guess I should clarify that we currently have the Hippo, Powder Blue, Naso, and Tomini. The yellow was too big and aggressive, so we gave him away after he had a run-in with the Powder Brown tang.

The Naso is fat and happy. That picture was taken the day after we got him and the angle makes him look scrawny, but he was very healthy from the beginning.

I think the questions are valid. My husband loves tangs and we did quite a bit of research (and obviously had some set backs), while searching for our tang "colletion". As far as I can see, as long as the tangs are small when introduced into the tank and you don't have tangs from the same families all should go well.
they may be fine now when they are small, but as they grow/age aggression will surface. powder blue's are not easy fish to keep, and all the other tangs competing for food will add to the fish's stress. A 120 is just too small for a naso long term. They grow large quickly.

I've got a naso in a 180 and know that he will outgrow that in a few short years or less

Also if your husband did quite a bit of research it couldn't have come as a shock that a larger tang killed a smaller one when you have 6 tangs in a 120.

I hope you have plans for a larger tank in the near future


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Old 03/06/2008, 06:41 PM   #902
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The yellow was the only aggressive one, and as I said, we gave him away. The other 4 tangs are from different families and get along wonderfully. I guess I should clarify that we currently have the Hippo, Powder Blue, Naso, and Tomini. The yellow was too big and aggressive, so we gave him away after he had a run-in with the Powder Brown tang.

The Naso is fat and happy. That picture was taken the day after we got him and the angle makes him look scrawny, but he was very healthy from the beginning.

I think the questions are valid. My husband loves tangs and we did quite a bit of research (and obviously had some set backs), while searching for our tang "colletion". As far as I can see, as long as the tangs are small when introduced into the tank and you don't have tangs from the same families all should go well.
thanks for replying--having a similar size tank and my tang numbers getting up there, I am very interested.
My yellow tang is a chicken has he is yellow I guess I am fortunate.


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Old 03/06/2008, 06:43 PM   #903
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I've had 6yrs, probably much older.
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I just bought a fox face and it is still in quarantine. Obviously they get along with the tangs--which was going to be my question??


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Old 03/06/2008, 07:38 PM   #904
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Old 03/06/2008, 08:38 PM   #905
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they may be fine now when they are small, but as they grow/age aggression will surface. powder blue's are not easy fish to keep, and all the other tangs competing for food will add to the fish's stress. A 120 is just too small for a naso long term. They grow large quickly.

I've got a naso in a 180 and know that he will outgrow that in a few short years or less

Also if your husband did quite a bit of research it couldn't have come as a shock that a larger tang killed a smaller one when you have 6 tangs in a 120.

I hope you have plans for a larger tank in the near future
I only posted the tangs that we have had because I thought that was what this thread was all about...appreciation of beautiful tangs. I guess I was mistaken, so now I am defending myself:

Actually, we had ONLY the yellow and hippo together for 2 years. They got along fine. It was when we added the Powder Brown that we saw the aggression from the Yellow. He was larger and very territorial.

I guess I need to stress that we NEVER had 6 tangs together. Perhaps you should read my entire post before chastising us. The Powder Blue has been easy to keep, despite some people's experiences. We were able to add the naso & Powder at the same time and everyone is happy. Our largest fish is 4", so the current setup works for now, but we are upgrading to a 280 gallon later this year.

I am tired of defending myself, so PLEASE no more comments/accusations about our choices.


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colouring is fantastic--are you adding anything for colouration
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Old 03/06/2008, 08:57 PM   #907
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I only posted the tangs that we have had because I thought that was what this thread was all about...appreciation of beautiful tangs. I guess I was mistaken, so now I am defending myself:

Actually, we had ONLY the yellow and hippo together for 2 years. They got along fine. It was when we added the Powder Brown that we saw the aggression from the Yellow. He was larger and very territorial.

I guess I need to stress that we NEVER had 6 tangs together. Perhaps you should read my entire post before chastising us. The Powder Blue has been easy to keep, despite some people's experiences. We were able to add the naso & Powder at the same time and everyone is happy. Our largest fish is 4", so the current setup works for now, but we are upgrading to a 280 gallon later this year.

I am tired of defending myself, so PLEASE no more comments/accusations about our choices.
you are right---don't nibble on the bait


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C'mon guys... this is a pic thread. We all know the textbook on Tangs... and frankly it's a little conservative. If a fish is healthy and not getting sick--live and let live....


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Very nice sailfin looks great.


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Old 03/07/2008, 06:21 AM   #910
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C'mon guys... this is a pic thread. We all know the textbook on Tangs... and frankly it's a little conservative. If a fish is healthy and not getting sick--live and let live....
I disagree with your comment that the textbook tank size for tangs is a little conservative but I do agree with you that if the tang is healthy than keep up the good work.

I love tangs and I want to see more great pictures.


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Old 03/07/2008, 06:47 AM   #911
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Nice seugway. I agree with the new collection laws. You have to perserve the wild. And allow people 100 years from now have fish available to them. Fish may be more expensive. But by god whan you buy them you will do everything to keep them alive

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Old 03/07/2008, 06:51 AM   #912
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Love my Tangs!

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Old 03/07/2008, 06:51 AM   #913
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The other 4 tangs are from different families and get along wonderfully.

and you don't have tangs from the same families all should go well. [/B][/QUOTE]

Could you explain this more. I am still learning about tangs

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Great pictures everyone! That was the topic if i remember. I was so hoping someone had a gem tang out there to share......


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The other 4 tangs are from different families and get along wonderfully.

and you don't have tangs from the same families all should go well.

Could you explain this more. I am still learning about tangs

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Tangs of the same family have a similar body style / shape that cause the aggression between the fish. Tangs do not like other fish that resemble themselves.


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Old 03/07/2008, 06:58 AM   #916
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Re: Love my Tangs!

Excellent rock work. I see a yellow, PB, what is the other?
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Old 03/07/2008, 06:59 AM   #917
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Excellent rock work.

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Also could you briefly tell me your QT setup.


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I love the face in the rockwork...


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The other 4 tangs are from different families and get along wonderfully.

and you don't have tangs from the same families all should go well.
Could you explain this more. I am still learning about tangs

Marty [/B][/QUOTE]


Basically unless you introduce members from the same family into a new system together (at the same time) you will most likely run into some serious territoriality issues and the newest fish will get beat-on or killed. By introducing simultaneously neither has defined a territory that they feel compelled to protect....even this is risky and not recommended unless you are willing to house one of the fish in another system if all goes wrong.

My Achilles and PBT get along very well in my system after following the guidelines I described above.

A trick to help with aggression for new fish introductions that I have used and work very well:
Use a mirror against the glass and all the tangs will try to fight their own image rather than each other....works like a charm.


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Excellent rock work. I see a yellow, PB, what is the other?
Marty

Thanks. The Tangs are Yellow Scopas, Chevron, Naso, Powder Blue, Achilles.


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Also could you briefly tell me your QT setup.

Thanks,
My QT lasted about 8 weeks. BB tank with ABS pipe fittings for shelter. Each fish had Formalin baths, Prazipro treatments, Hypo and then 2 weeks of copper. The copper was used because I had a strain of Ich that came back after 6wks of hypo. I did very heavy water changes every 3 days till the QT process was finished. I also fed the fish anti-parasitic deworming fish food to kill internal intestinal parasites.


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Thanks,
My QT lasted about 8 weeks. BB tank with ABS pipe fittings for shelter. Each fish had Formalin baths, Prazipro treatments, Hypo and then 2 weeks of copper. The copper was used because I had a strain of Ich that came back after 6wks of hypo. I did very heavy water changes every 3 days till the QT process was finished. I also fed the fish anti-parasitic deworming fish food to kill internal intestinal parasites.
great qt processes--interesting that ich came back after six weeks--that's usually cited as the safe point.


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Have their been pictures of Chevron tangs?

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Thanks. The Tangs are Yellow Scopas, Chevron, Naso, Powder Blue, Achilles.



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Awe man! that is some cool rock work neptune777! Did you make it yourself? I see the tangs like it also.


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