2 x Gold Rimmed Tang and a Powder Blue

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  1. Nur

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    Wanted some advice, can i have 2 gold Rimmed and a powder blue in my DT?
    i will introduce them together and they're similar sizes.

    will this cause a problem in future if i want to add another say sohal tang for example?

    thanks in advance for constructive feedback.:)
     
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    Nur Thread Starter Starz

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    i currently have a sailfin and a yello tang in my tank.
     
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    Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    If you really know how to handle and correctly introduce aggressive same species fish then a powder blue and a Nigiricans is possible I have that, but two Nigiricans is never going to work these are possible the most agressive of the Acanthurus species. And they will never tolerate there own in the same size tank unless there is aprox 2500 Litres of space per fish

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    Also how long is this tank running for ?

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    how big is the tank, seeing as you already have a sailfin which grow large and a yellow?

    also Gold Rimmed tangs are a VERY poor choice of fish with regards to being kept in aquaria as they often fair poorly, ship badly and are well known vectors od diseas, specifically brookenella. There are a number of fish shops that deliberatley import them but id suggest you avoide them in favor of a whitefaced tang which are far hardier with better survival rates in general.
     
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    i googled and i'm getting the same results for gold rimmed, white face and powder brown. whats up with that? same fish diff names?
     
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    Acanthurus Nigiricans ( goldrim,whitecheek )

    Acanthurus Japonicus ( goldrim, powderbrown)

    Trev
     
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    from wet web media....heres an article you should def read, link at the bottom.

    'Acanthurus (glaucopareius) nigricans (Linnaeus 1958), the Powder Brown or Gold-Rimmed Surgeon (and Whitecheek Surgeon to science), Cat Tang in Hawai'i.... The corrected scientific name of this species is A. nigricans (per Randall, 1988); a revision no doubt as unpopular to some as my labeling the species as "bad". The very similar A. japonicus is a far better aquarium fish; A. nigricans rarely lives for more than a few months in captivity, often, oh joy, bringing in parasitic Protozoan disease to take the rest of your fish livestock with them.​



    Acanthurus japonicus ("Ah-kan-thur-us ha-pawn-ick-us") will refer to as the white-faced surgeon/tang is similarly marked and colored with the following notable differences. The white-faced tang is adorned with a red stripe on it's dorsal that starts one third back and extends to the end. Check out the white patch under the eye, it's larger in A. japonicus, extending all the way to the mouth, hence the name white-face (sometimes white-cheek). Body-shape wise the white-face is decidedly more oval than the powder brown as well, but you tell me, could you tell these two apart if you didn't have both on hand for comparison? And what's the big deal anyway? They're both good looking......

    full link, def worth reading a couple of times....

    A. nigricans &A.japonicus
     
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    note the section in bold, specifically parasitic protozoans.

    powder brown tangs are often available, eyt should be avoided in my view, while the whitefaced is harder to find- trev you import nigricans all the time dont you?
     
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    Nur Thread Starter Starz

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    So is it a no no then? What about the powder blue?
     
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    Do not change the subject how big is your tank
     
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    I think last time I spoke to Starz when he came to the shop he said it was a 2m tank if I remember correctly so it is a pritty big tank
     
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    Nur Thread Starter Starz

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    in my aquarium specs it states that its a 2.0 x .5 x .5 in actual fact its 2.0 x .5h x .6w

    sorry for not replying. i did.t go with the powders. instead i got some regals.

    Thanks for the input.

    Mods please close this thread.. :)
     
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