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Old 12-05-2018, 10:49 AM
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Gem tang

Any one have experience placing it same tank with a existing yellow tang
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:13 AM
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Gem tang

I had a tank with a bunch of tangs (yellow, scopas, purple, sailfin, blonde naso, vlamingi, chevron, blue hippo, kole) that were there since day one, all were about 5”-6” inches. Then I pulled the trigger and got a 2”-3” Gem, they would chase it around but nothing too serious where I would pull it out. After a few days they acted like the Gem was never there. Might have been they didn’t see it as a threat due to its size, or it was only a problem till they got used to it being around. Although it was tiny when introduced into my tank, it would stand its ground once in a while when being bullied.

Since then I sold all of them due to size and only have the Gem left. It’s now about 7”-8” and happy in the tank.


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Old 12-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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Thanks, this helpd..what your tank size..
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:49 PM
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Mine is only a 125g long. It was way over stocked and too small for my tangs as years went by, just don’t tell the tang police...I’ve only got a few fish left in it. Pride and joy is the Gem.


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Old 12-05-2018, 12:58 PM
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Bad beat down

I added a gem to a tank that had yellow and purple tangs as well as hippo and naso. The yellow and purple were smaller than the gem but they were relentless. I finally pulled them out. The gem is still in my tank and is aggressive to other new additions but not as bad as my Achilles. The Achilles attacks anything new in the tank. Try putting the purple and yellow in an acclimation box or a separate tank until the gem gets established in the tank. At least a week. I have found that once one fish begins to harass a new addition others will follow suit. I just put a powder blue in my display after qt and before I did I put my Achilles in my acclimation box and the powder blue has been relatively left alone. The gem bothers the blue a little but not terrible. My display is 150 gallons.
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Purple

IMO purple tangs are the most aggressive of the tangs. I’ve had a bunch and all my purples were *****s who eventually had to go. Hippo and Naso seem to be the most doscile in my experience.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:13 PM
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IMO purple tangs are the most aggressive of the tangs. I’ve had a bunch and all my purples were *****s who eventually had to go. Hippo and Naso seem to be the most doscile in my experience.


At one point all my tangs went through a rebellious stage going after other tangs, even after anthias, but eventually they passed this stage. The ones that actually never bothered any other fish were my blonde naso and vlamingi, and they were the biggest.


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Old 12-05-2018, 01:35 PM
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the only way i can add new tangs successfully in my tank for years was to add at least four tangs together or dont add any at all. i have a sohal, clown, hippo, achilles, purple, yellows and many others. if i ever added one at a time that fish would be mutilated with seconds and wouldnt last an hour in there. id suggest adding at least two tangs to soften the bullying or if you cant then remove the existing tang, wait a week or two and add him back.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:37 PM
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I had purple and Sohl before, the Sohl would kill anything i put in, the purple is mean but not as aggressive as Sohl, needless to say both are out and now i have yellow and small hippo in my 170
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Yes the purple isn’t even in the same league as the sohal

I added a shoulder tang in and it was killed in 1 day.
Next time I added 4 yellows
They all got chased but not relentlessly
Also added 2 mata tangs
They get chased but nothing too bad

I do want to take the sohal out but so hard to catch it in a 265
All it does all chase my other tangs around. Funny thing is it gets more aggressive when I feed nori


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