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Old 02/16/2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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White Tail Tang

So just when I decided I was done with tangs in my 80g, I see this awesome White Tail Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda) in my LFS. First time I saw one... you can guess what happened.

I have had other Ctenochaetus, but I am curious what people's experience with it are? I know for certain it is a pretty fish!


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Current Tank Info: 80g tank, re-starting a reef after a zoanthid nudibranch plauge, followed by months of steady and unstoppable STN/RTN, crashed; stayed FOWLR for a couple years, currently an aiptasia dominated reef tank with fishies and BERGHIA
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Old 02/16/2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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What are you looking to learn. I have one. I find like all tangs it can be aggressive but imo not that aggressive. Mine was added in an 80 frag tank with a lieutenant tang , mata tank and fox face and all is well a year later. All there added at the same time They all showed no aggression when I added my 2 yellow wrasses


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my sump is bigger than yours :)
yes size counts

Current Tank Info: 265 main tank, 2x 80 frag tanks, 57 macro tank, 200 gallon sump
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Old 02/16/2018, 01:44 PM   #3
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Nothing specific, just general impressions

How large is yours now? I have seen varying reports of maximum size, some saying it is the smallest Ctenochaetus at like 4.5" and others saying it is no different.


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Current Tank Info: 80g tank, re-starting a reef after a zoanthid nudibranch plauge, followed by months of steady and unstoppable STN/RTN, crashed; stayed FOWLR for a couple years, currently an aiptasia dominated reef tank with fishies and BERGHIA
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Old 02/16/2018, 09:56 PM   #4
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Mine was extremely shy . Beautiful fish , between him and my algae scrubber I had absolutely no hair algae to be found. So when I cleaned my algae scrubber I would dry the algae and feed it back to him. Sadly he was one of two fish that I lost during a power outage during the winter. Good luck to you.


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Old Yesterday, 08:05 AM   #5
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Wait til it settles in. They can be quite mean


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Old Yesterday, 08:16 AM   #6
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All tangs can be quite mean. Especially given the wrong tank size, wrong tank mates and incorrect stocking order.

In my main tank I have 11 wrasses , 15 anthias, 5 dwarf angels , 7 tangs , 2 clowns , hogfish , blue throat trigger , 3 bangaii cardinals, 2 barred rabbit fish and they all gotten along perfectly for last 18 months. Tank is only 22 months old Will say my powder blue was one of the last Fish added and I added a few wrasses after it and it has flipped out the first day but calms down shortly


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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM   #7
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Mine is the most aggressive fish in my tank. He bullies everyone, but is quite beautiful.


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Old Yesterday, 09:12 AM   #8
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All tangs can be quite mean. Especially given the wrong tank size, wrong tank mates and incorrect stocking order.

In my main tank I have 11 wrasses , 15 anthias, 5 dwarf angels , 7 tangs , 2 clowns , hogfish , blue throat trigger , 3 bangaii cardinals, 2 barred rabbit fish and they all gotten along perfectly for last 18 months. Tank is only 22 months old Will say my powder blue was one of the last Fish added and I added a few wrasses after it and it has flipped out the first day but calms down shortly


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Yes, however there are some (naso, fowleri, black) imo experience have been pretty docile.

Most acanthurus are brutal, followed by zebrasoma. But there are some exceptions as I stated above. Iíve kept these and many tangs in all size tanks numerous times


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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM   #9
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Yes I Argee with you. My blond Naso has never chased a fish in 2 years. My hippo tries to start a fight with him once a day but he just swims away indifferent


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