Will these fish coexist? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Bartman's Avatar
 
Will these fish coexist?

So right now I have a pair of ocerlaris clowns (sp) and a blue tang, all about 1" long right now.

Within the next few months I will be upgrading to a 90 gallon tank. The dimensions I am looking into will be 36x24x24 but I may end up with a 48 long as they are more common.

Anyways, my plan was to leave my existing 40 gallon set up and to slowly move things over to the 90 once it is established and set up with all the necessities. Now I was wondering if when I transfer the fish, could I transfer the three I have now and add a yellow tang. I have read they do well either alone or with a large group, but I don't have space for a large group. I am mainly concerned about the blue tang and yellow tang getting along because I have also read that certain surgeons may become territorial which is why I would like to move them all into the 90 at the same time.

What do you guys think?

Thanks.

Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
Bartman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2009, 07:00 PM
Member
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
Tangs generally get along fine together, given enough space, provided you follow a couple simple rules. When mixing Tangs of a different genus together, you are typically ok, provided they are not the same color. The Blue Hippo Tang is a Paracanthurus; The Yellow Tang is a Zebrasoma. No problems, as a rule. You should be ok.

If you decide to mix multiple Tangs of the same genus, they should be added at the same time. For example, a Yellow Tang, Sailfin Tang, and Purple Tang should work out ok if added at the same time and given enough space. I would suggest a minimum of 50 gallons per Tang, if mixing the same genus. In my 180 I plan to have a number of Tangs, and will mix them liberally following these rules.

By the way, you should treat the Chenochaetus genus as a Zebrasoma, for the sake of these rules.
Pasfur is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 04-19-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Bartman's Avatar
 
So a 90 gal would be just cutting it, you think its okay though?

Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
Bartman is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 04-19-2009, 07:12 PM
Member
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pasfur View Post
I would suggest a minimum of 50 gallons per Tang, if mixing the same genus.
You are not mixing the same genus. Yes, you should be fine.
Pasfur is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 04-19-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Bartman's Avatar
 
Ahh i see, I missed that fine detail :p

Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
Bartman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome