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PLZ Help on a 20 gallon FOWLR
Old 09-05-2011, 07:55 PM   #81
 
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my reef is looking sweet,only 1 problem i got 2 tangs at my lfs 2day the reason i got 2 is because they had a deal if you get 2 then its a cheaper price...long story.....anyways 1 is a blue hippo tang and 1 is a yellow tang and the guy told me they should get along together if both are same size and both are introduced at same time. well i brought em home acclimated for aprox 30 mins and put them in and they are "butting there tails together" it doesn't look like a major problem to me there both eating REALLY well as soon as i brought them home i fed the tank including them and they had no problem sucking down the flakes i gave them,im just a little worried because everytime they get close to each other they hit each other both are doing well its just that they don't get along,should i be worried about this or will they get over it? plz reply back asap!!!
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Refresh my memory again here, 55g tank?? And you put not 1 but 2 tangs in there????
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:01 PM   #82
 
55 gallon reef 1 baby volitan lion,yellow tang,blue tang,coral beauty angelfish then we have a 20 gallon nano reef downstairs 2 clowns,fire fish goby,lawnmower blenny. i think both tanks are pretty balanced probably end up upgrading the 55 gallon to a 120 by xmas. do you have any advice on the tangs?? both of them are babys
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:03 PM   #83
 
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55 gallon reef 1 baby volitan lion,yellow tang,blue tang,coral beauty angelfish haha theirs no way i would put that in a 20 then we have a 20 gallon nano reef downstairs 2 clowns,fire fish goby,lawnmower blenny. i think both tanks are pretty balanced probably end up upgrading the 55 gallon to a 120 by xmas. do you have any advice on the tangs??
I do, but you don't want to hear it. Take them back until your tank has been upgraded. As far as them fighting, they will until they get used to each other. Then they should be ok......but not in that tank, theres no room for them to bail out of hostility.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #84
 
like i said there just 2-3 inches long max ive seen lots of tanks on youtube 55 gallon that have tangs,foxface,lions,etc.. i no ill have to either upgrade or take them back and get store credit in the near future,but i have about 50 lbs of rock in there giving them lots of hiding places and room to swim i think they will do alright for now as the tank is 4ft long and its not filled up with corals and rock or anything like that it defiantly doesn't look crowded to me they are never swimming up on the glass or anything showing signs of no swimming room
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #85
 
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like i said there just 2-3 inches long max ive seen lots of tanks on youtube 55 gallon that have tangs,foxface,lions,etc.. i no ill have to either upgrade or take them back and get store credit in the near future,but i have about 50 lbs of rock in there giving them lots of hiding places and room to swim i think they will do alright for now as the tank is 4ft long and its not filled up with corals and rock or anything like that it defiantly doesn't look crowded to me they are never swimming up on the glass or anything showing signs of no swimming room
Good luck.
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