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Paul - 2013-01-12
I have a Yellow Tail and it seems very timid it hides alot now i saw some comments on here saying they do well but i guess mine is the exception any clue as to why let me know Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-13
    Are their any other Angels in the tank?  What other fish are in there?  They do need a large tank so they can have their own territory.  Water condition are also very important to keeping this fish happy.
  • Paul - 2013-01-13
    I have 4 Damsels and a foxface the tank is a 125 Gallons.
  • Paul - 2013-01-17
    Thanks Clarice i am just getting back into the Hobby and have forgotten the trials and tribulations of a saltwater tank, I was a little careless and got excited and rushed things the tank was cycled but only established 8 weeks.
  • Paul - 2013-01-15
    Too Late It Died This Morning I now have a Hospital Tank Setup
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Jerrad - 2012-09-09
I have a porcupine puffer he has been sitting at the bottom of the tank an looks like he is breathing hard and I am worried somethings wrong with him?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-10
    First check water levels.  Is it eating and going to the bathroom normally??
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Maria - 2010-12-30
I bought several chromis when I started my tank and the lonely survivor beat the stuffing out of all others. (and out of any later ones I added - in groups) So this guy is now the only one. I'm not getting any more because that would just be a waste of perfectly happy little fish (and money).

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Pamela - 2009-01-09
When we bought our lawnmower blennie, my husband thought he was ugly, but I fell in love with him right away. He has EYELASHES! How could ya not love a fish with eyelashes? And he kisses. We love him. We also have a scooter blennie, who is just as adorable as 'lennie the blennie'

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hongt713 - 2008-11-25
My sohal tang is about 6-7". I put it in the tank. It was fine for about a month then I added a king angel, french angel, blueface angel and rock beauty angel. The sohal tang went nuts and started attacking all the angels and my other tangs that were in the tank with him previously. So I had to take him out and put it in my QT.

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Andres - 2008-09-26
I have one for two month a juvenile, probably 4 inches long. It is great addition so far, it helps control my alge and I feeds well from flakes and marine algae that I buy from my LFS. I keep him in a 55 gallon tank with 2 Yellowtail damsels a Ocellaris Clownfish and a Coral Beauty. All get along well but occasionally they pick at each other especially at dawn when they retreat to their caves. Between the 2 Yellowtails there is more conflict at times, but they also swim together when they are in a good mood. My tang seems happy but when I get near he retreats to the live rock, he is shy...

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  • fish - 2011-11-07
    WTH that fish has the potiental to grow to 10 inches in caprtivity and needs a LOT of swimming space. I reccomend 140 MINIMUM you better plan on upgrading soon.
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pat - 2009-12-14
The Orange Shoulder is a great addition to a fish only or reef tank. This is my second one (sold a previous one when I moved and couldnt take along my 120 gallon)and both have had the same great personality traits. They are inquisitive and intellegent; will eat from your hand and actually recognize you. I've had guests at the house and the tang was apprehensive in coming out from his rock work because he didn't 'recognize' the new face in his world. They will stay in or circle the end of the tank that you may be sitting at (surely waiting for some little 'treat' from you). I haven't found them to be aggressive to any other fish or tang for that matter, even though e is the biggest in the tank (approximately 6"). He will ocassionally 'spread his fins' as he passes others at times, but hasn't used his tail agressively with any other inhabitants. As a previous post mentioned, they will eat anything! If its in the water, they'll eat it. My tang actually over-indulges at times .. as I've seen him actually regurgitate algae after gorging himself on it! Very hardy, very personable .. an excellent choice for your tank!

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jen - 2003-12-20
You Guys Are geniuses! I had to do a project and then you guys did it for me ! thanx!

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Tom Roughan - 2013-01-08
My bluestreak I have had for 2 weeks will eat mysis or brine shrimp out of my hand, he also goes mad for ocean nutrition green marine algae.

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Tom Roughan - 2013-01-08
I have a 180g tank with about 200 pounds of live rock, I currently have a blue tang about 4 inches long, a pacific sailfin tang about 2 inches long, and several other small fish. Will a yellow tang be ok with the other tangs?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-09
    With tangs it can go either way.  They are normally fine if others are different shaped.  Some will get very territorial with other fish.  Should be ok with the type that you have and it sounds you have a lot of areas they can call their own.

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