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I currently have a 125 gallon mixed reef with plans to upgrade in the next year. My fish stock is currently:
1-Filefish
2-Chromis
1-Lyretail Anthea
1-Hippo Tang
1-Sailfin Tang
2-Bangaii Cardinal
1-Clarkaii Clownfish

I'd like to add a purple and yellow tang, is it possible or am i asking for too much trouble? Could it be done with acclimation boxes and/or mirrors? Thanks in advance
 
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I currently have a 125 gallon mixed reef with plans to upgrade in the next year. My fish stock is currently:
1-Filefish
2-Chromis
1-Lyretail Anthea
1-Hippo Tang
1-Sailfin Tang
2-Bangaii Cardinal
1-Clarkaii Clownfish

I'd like to add a purple and yellow tang, is it possible or am i asking for too much trouble? Could it be done with acclimation boxes and/or mirrors? Thanks in advance
Manage water quality and diet and you’re fine. Provide adequate hiding and expect occasional squabbling from mainly sailfin tang
What foods are you currently feeding?
 
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Totally fine, Id recommend getting them at the same time and make sure they are different sizes so its clear who's in charge. Purples tend to be the jerks so a larger yellow is probably best.
I'm currently feeding a mixture of pellets and Rod's Herbivore blend each day and nori a few times a week.
 
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I have a yellow tang, purple and several others in my S650 and no issues at all but of course it depends on the individual fishes

Maybe add them at the same time and that might help
 

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I had a sailfin, purple, naso, and yellow in the same tank. Purple was the dominant one but not too aggressive. Funny thing though is the yellow was in first. Put the purple in second when it was quite a bit smaller than the yellow. The yellow stopped growing and the purple ended up twice the size of the yellow. Don't know if it was a dominance thing or what. All got plenty of food and were fat and healthy.
 
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Thank you all. I do plan on adding both at the same time and will watch them closely. I do have a biocube to temporarily rehome them to if needed.
 
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