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Old 02/24/2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Powder brown and Powder Blue

I have a 3.5" Powder blue tang on my 125g and Im thinking of getting a Powder brown tang, do you think they will get along or no?. My powder blue is only a couple of days in my tank.

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Old 02/24/2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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Probably not. The powder blue will more likely than not be very aggressive towards a powder brown. It might work, but odds are against.


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Old 02/24/2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hey there, If you can set up a quarantine tank for your powder blue and then introduce both the powder brown and the powder blue at the same time into your display tank,that would increase your chances of the two co-habitating together. Hope this helps. Al


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Old 02/24/2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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Both are the same shape and look alike, they might fight, but you will never know unless you try it. I would take the Powderblue out when you get your Powderbrown and rearrange the rock work and introduce both into the tank at the same time and keep a close eye on them for aggression! If it get too bad in a few days remove one!


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Old 02/24/2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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thanks alot for the advice, i think thats a great idea to hold them both on a separate tank and introduce both into my tank at the same time after a week.....


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Old 02/24/2008, 04:17 PM   #6
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I can't believe you are getting advice to go ahead and do this. These types of tangs are shy when introduced, but become very aggresive when established. I had a powder brown tang that got beat up badly by a yellow tang. I had to separate the two in the tank for a week until the yellow settled down (Not even same type of fish). The powder brown would then be bullied a bit by the yellow, but not that much to do anything. He finally was established in the tank and started to eat more and more. My foxface at night would get mauled by this fish and when the yellow tang approached him with fins flared, the powder brown didn't step down until the yellow tang swam away first. Very very bad choice to introduce these tangs in a 125g. (I had my above fish in a 125). Hope this helps with someone with the same size tank as you.


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Old 02/24/2008, 05:27 PM   #7
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powder tang's occupy patches on the reef not like naso's, yellows, sailfins and the sort which cruise all over the place eating algae. That occupation of a space in one spot on the reef makes them very, very aggressive. I think 2 would be a bad idea and any new fish you add could be in trouble.


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Old 02/24/2008, 05:36 PM   #8
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^^^^^ Not even for new fish, the two powder tangs will battle it out most likely until one is gone or removed.


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Old 02/24/2008, 06:59 PM   #9
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It might work if your powder blue has only been in there for a couple days. If they start to fight place a piece of glass between the 2 fish and let them get used to eachother.


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Old 02/24/2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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very very bad idea!


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Old 02/24/2008, 07:51 PM   #11
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I agree that this is a bad idea. If there is any two tangs you don't want to mix together these are it.


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Old 02/24/2008, 08:56 PM   #12
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I have seen two Powderblues in a 240 gal and they seen to get along great and don't notice each other, but the owner put them in together at the same time. I was told they squabble abit at first and now the get along!

I also know another reefer that has 5 different pairs of clown of different types that live in the same 120 gal in different anemones and they all get along. I was surprise when I first saw this for the first time. But I have two pairs of clowns before in my 120 gal with no problems!

All you can do is try something new and if it works great!



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