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Mine is a 6’ 228g
How are those things doing? While I don’t want a ton of big fish in my 6’ 270, I’ve been interested in 3-4 yellow tangs for a while and the lifted ban may allow it to happen next year.
 
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How are those things doing? While I don’t want a ton of big fish in my 6’ 270, I’ve been interested in 3-4 yellow tangs for a while and the lifted ban may allow it to happen next year.
Hey there! So we added the 10 at the beginning of the year and we are 5 strong 11 months later. I think 4-5 yellows is a solid group for a 250-300g system long term.

Here’s the other fish in this system:
 
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Hey there! So we added the 10 at the beginning of the year and we are 5 strong 11 months later. I think 4-5 yellows is a solid group for a 250-300g system long term.

Here’s the other fish in this system:
you can call it 5 strong, I call it 5 weak (half glass full dilemma).. what happened to the 5 fishes?
 

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Hey there! So we added the 10 at the beginning of the year and we are 5 strong 11 months later. I think 4-5 yellows is a solid group for a 250-300g system long term.
I was thinking about this video the other day and something dawned on me…do you not quarantine new fish?
 
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I was thinking about this video the other day and something dawned on me…do you not quarantine new fish?
I do not quarantine new fishes. I also have a strict regimen where I only add captive bred fish direct from Biota. I have cared for many systems where I have quarantined all fish and it’s just not something I was up for doing this go around… so keeping fish from a single source was the best option for me.
 

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I do not quarantine new fishes. I also have a strict regimen where I only add captive bred fish direct from Biota. I have cared for many systems where I have quarantined all fish and it’s just not something I was up for doing this go around… so keeping fish from a single source was the best option for me.
I hear ya. After this QT is over my plan is to purchase only quarantined fish and run UV (which I already do anyway). I’m not up for the QT process I guess unless I get a huge outbreak. I’ve already lost 3 fish this time in QT. I think they’ll get much better care letting someone else do the work.
 
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you can call it 5 strong, I call it 5 weak (half glass full dilemma).. what happened to the 5 fishes?
Being that they are the 5 left I’ll go with 5 strong.

Lost 4 here…

Then lost a 5th from bullying a few months back.
 
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I hear ya. After this QT is over my plan is to purchase only quarantined fish and run UV (which I already do anyway). I’m not up for the QT process I guess unless I get a huge outbreak. I’ve already lost 3 fish this time in QT. I think they’ll get much better care letting someone else do the work.
If I were bringing in fish that were wild caughts or in with wild caughts or from other reefers I’d be quarantining. It limits me some on what I can keep but for the most part I have a nice variety of fish for the mixed reef.
 

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Being that they are the 5 left I’ll go with 5 strong.

Lost 4 here…

Then lost a 5th from bullying a few months back.
Sorry to hear this - and apologies if I come out as insensitive.. I was rather initially thinking along the line of shoal in-fighting and maybe the weaker specimen not making it, but I hear it's been through a tough disease outbreak.

The idea itself is great - and I always wanted to try a shoal of convict tangs, perhaps when I have a larger tank though.. Convict tangs are truly shoaling fish - I have seen 100+ strong shoals (adult specimen, not juveniles) when I was holidaying in Maldives.
 
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Sorry to hear this - and apologies if I come out as insensitive.. I was rather initially thinking along the line of shoal in-fighting and maybe the weaker specimen not making it, but I hear it's been through a tough disease outbreak.

The idea itself is great - and I always wanted to try a shoal of convict tangs, perhaps when I have a larger tank though.. Convict tangs are truly shoaling fish - I have seen 100+ strong shoals (adult specimen, not juveniles) when I was holidaying in Maldives.
Thank you, I’m not sure exactly what happened to them.
 

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