tangs

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by mm16, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. mm16

    mm16

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have a 300 gallon tank
    4 clown fish
    4 anthias
    4 cardinals
    5 chromis
    hippo tang medium
    kole tang medium
    flame angel

    I wanted to add 1 or 2 purple tang, at least 3 yellow tangs and a blonde naso tang. Any suggestions of order or all at once?
     
    mm16, Jun 28, 2015
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. mm16

    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    846
    Location:
    Leroy, Alabama
    I would do the three yellow and Naso at the same time and then the purples at the same time. The Naso are pretty docile in my experience so you definitely want to add it with other fish so all the attention is not on it.
     
    salt_for_brains, Jun 29, 2015
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. mm16

    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,846
    Likes Received:
    881
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I've never had a yellow tang that took to new fish being added. For me I'd put them in last.
     
    fastrd400, Jun 29, 2015
    #3
  4. mm16

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    My yellow has always been an asshat.
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Jun 29, 2015
    #4
    salt_for_brains likes this.
  5. mm16

    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    846
    Location:
    Leroy, Alabama
    I agree with both of you but the exception to this is the purples. They are the baddest of the Zebrasoma in my dealings with them.
     
    salt_for_brains, Jun 29, 2015
    #5
  6. mm16

    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,846
    Likes Received:
    881
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Lol. Mine must be a pansy. My yellow lit his ass up, and my purple was twice the size of the yellow.

    I think key here is which ever way you do it, do it with the lights out. That is the best way I've found.
     
    fastrd400, Jun 29, 2015
    #6
  7. mm16

    monique

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    northern ontario, canada
    i have recently started to use a acclimation chamber to introduce new fish into the tank. it works well. however you want to introduce multiple fish. if your tank can handle it and all the fish are about the same size then i would add them all together. it would make it hard for the existing fish to pick on one in particular. they would be overwhelmed because of the amount of new fish. if it was my tank -emphasis on MY- i would do a large water change, feed the fish well turn the lights down to dim and ad the new fish, leave the lights down low for a couple days. you want enough light for the fish to find hidy holes but not spot each other across the tank. if your egzisting fish have definet territories you should try to break them up as well. that will really help. then gradually raise the lights back up over a couple of days. good luck
     
    monique, Jun 30, 2015
    #7
  8. mm16

    mm16

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    1
    thanks
     
    mm16, Jul 1, 2015
    #8
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.