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Is this a two spot aka blue eye kole tang? (Ctenochaetus binotatus)
More importantly, could it be something else? Rather not have a surprise if I take it home.

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Cool... Thanks. I know tangs should be in 3s or more but what are the chances of a Kole and a Yellow tolerating each other in a 120+ if added together...?

Based on my research it should be better than 50% chance. I'll QT them separately.
 
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A 180-gal. or even a 150-gal. would probably be a whole lot better. Are you at least 5' long on your 120 in case they need to get away from one another? And do you have a Plan B for one of them if there is major trouble? Are they fairly close in size? Let us know how it turns out of you try it. Best wishes. :)
 

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I kept a yellow and kole for years with no issues. The kole was full grown and in the tank years prior to adding the yellow full grown. Maybe I was lucky. I currently have two yellow and one kole with no issues (been only 5 months).
 
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And a 220 or 360 would be even better.

However, it's 4.5ft ... WB170. Plan B would obviously re-home/return one as they are coming from a LFS that I have a relationship with.

My thought was they are different color and genus so chances are good. I'm on board with the 3x theory, but adding a third (like a purple) might be cramped when grown out and I won't be upsizing the tank.

We shall see. I fully QT livestock so at least stress induced disease shouldn't be an issue.
 
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FYI, a week into copper power 2.25 w/metro and they are doing well.

I used an egg crate barrier in the 20 long for a few days and now they are sharing the whole space. There was some minor squabbling, mostly the yellow being uneasy.

Both eating frozen and taking nori from a clip. The nori is stinking/clouding the water up so I guess I’ll have to institute more water changes...
 

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