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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I've seen yellow tanks that were the biggest bullies in the tank.But I've also seen them be wussy's to.Just the luck of the draw on that one.
     
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    Never had a YT,maybe look at the chocolate tang,i had one for awhile till an unfortunate accident:grumble:
     
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    is there any smaller tangs that will fit in a 55? i love tangs but dont have room for such a large tank
     
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    I doubt it. I've looked at the online stores for all the tangs, and they "suggest" a minimum of 70g for the one that need least space. You know how the stores are, when they say 70g, they actually need even more.
     
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    Yellow eye kole tangs will be fine in a 55.
     
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    Oh! Yellow eye kole tangs. I considered getting that one as well.
     
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    Oh, back to QT. Does QT has to be big enough for certain fish? I only have a 20G laying around.
     
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    To me,It depends on the type and size of the fish.
    If you put a 6" yellow tang in a 20 gallon QT,your doing more harm than good IMHO. But for stuff like clowns,dottybacks and gobies and such,a 20 QT would fine.
     
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    Why no love for the blue eye koles?
     
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    hehe. since I browsed the tangs by prices, it must be one of those expensive one and I didn't even get to it.

    I see. What about a 2-3" yellow tang or Kole Yellow Eye Tang? How big the QT needs to be?
     
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    They are price about the same,maybe cheaper.I think a 20-30g would be good to QT them in.
     
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    Just some tips for introducing a new tang to a tank with establlished tangs....turn off all the tank lights just before you put him in the tank. He/she will be less likely to get instant bullying and harassment. The next day, if you are noticing serious aggression from your older tangs, place a mirror up against one side of the tank to distract the other tangs. They will be more interested in a "newcomer" that looks more like themseves than the REAL newcomer.
     
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    Got a yellow tang today from LiveAquaria. Just my luck, looks like it has HITH? Or maybe just scaring? LiveAquaria gave me money back, but still...

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    Not sure what HITH is, but it looks like HLLE (Head & Lateral Line Erosion). With proper nutrition you can nurse it back to health. Good deal LA refunded your money. They are a great outfit.
     
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    Too me,it looks like a yellow tang that has recovered from HLLE.She's not bony and has nice color,I say enjoy the freebie,congrats!
     
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    Good to know. What's a good nutrition meal for him? Selcon on frozon? Seaweed sheet?
     
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    Frozen foods such as mysis, fortified brine and Emerald Entree. You should give her a piece of seaweed every other day or so.
     
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    Would something like that completely heal over in a fish? Or will it always have the scarring? He looks like a little fella'...I didn't particularly like Yellow tangs, but since I bought one, I really like the, the yellow is nice and bright, and mine has a really cool personality. Good luck with him. Nice that LA covered the cost, haven't ordered anything from them, but that's good to hear.
     
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