Yellow tang and wrasses when to add?

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So I would like your thought R2R on this.
I am stocking to RS650P
tank will be wrasse dom. but need some algae eating fish too and I love the yellow tang one of my fav. fish as of right now I only have one fish a midas blenny. had 2 orders not come in so good not sure whats going on there. I blame fedex

anyway my question is I am about to place an order for a few wrasses one flasher and two Helichoeres and thinking about adding a yellow tang. after that I will be adding quit a bit more wrasses to the tank, think the yellow tang will be a jerk?

I was going to wait till the end but this stocking is tanking way to long and need some help keeping the tank clean. I want to get ahead of the algae before its a problem. + I really enjoy that fish.

thoughts?
 
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My yellow tangs and wrasses have virtually no interaction. A yellow tang likely will be a problem with other tangs but I wouldn’t worry about wrasses and tangs. I would go ahead and add that tang if you need the algae removal. Likewise, check out the wrasse compatibility charts out there when mixing wrasses.


 
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My yellow tangs and wrasses have virtually no interaction. A yellow tang likely will be a problem with other tangs but I wouldn’t worry about wrasses and tangs. I would go ahead and add that tang if you need the algae removal. Likewise, check out the wrasse compatibility charts out there when mixing wrasses.



thanks for the feedback yeah I used those charts when making my stocking list. SOOO good right!
was just not sure if the yellow tang would be a jerk when adding more fish or not.
 
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anyone else have thoughts on this before I see if the vendor has one in stock?
I agree a yellow tang isn't likely to care about the wrasses.

Yellow tangs are hard to get nowadays due to the Hawaii ban. I got a captive-bred one from biota recently (through Algaebarn). These are pretty small (~1.5 in.), and thus unlikely to pick on anything at all. An adult yellow tang would likely cost a pretty penny.
 
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I agree a yellow tang isn't likely to care about the wrasses.

Yellow tangs are hard to get nowadays due to the Hawaii ban. I got a captive-bred one from biota recently (through Algaebarn). These are pretty small (~1.5 in.), and thus unlikely to pick on anything at all. An adult yellow tang would likely cost a pretty penny.

yeah I have a line on a wild one.
hows the color on the CB one?
 

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yeah I have a line on a wild one.
hows the color on the CB one?
When I got him he was quite pale, in addition to being rather smaller than I expected.

It's only been a week and a half but he's getting more color now. I would not say it's the most impressive color yellow tang I've seen.
 
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