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hi I have a adult blue ring angel and want to add a adult emperor read that the blue ring is very aggressive so not sure if I must add emperor
any advice or experience with keeping both?
 

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What size tank? I would consider a small juvenile emperor perhaps, I added one to my bigger Chrysurus and it doesn't pay much attention to the emperor. Just add any new one in a perspex box in tank first and see aggression of blue ring towards emperor before they can actually get to each other. And if aggression is still an issue, perhaps swap them for a week with blue ring in box and emperor in tank while emperor settles. I did this with an established Yellow Tang that almost killed my new copperband, now they coexist peacefully.

A mirror next to tank might also distract blue ring while emperor settles.
 
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What size tank? I would consider a small juvenile emperor perhaps, I added one to my bigger Chrysurus and it doesn't pay much attention to the emperor. Just add any new one in a perspex box in tank first and see aggression of blue ring towards emperor before they can actually get to each other. And if aggression is still an issue, perhaps swap them for a week with blue ring in box and emperor in tank while emperor settles. I did this with an established Yellow Tang that almost killed my new copperband, now they coexist peacefully.

A mirror next to tank might also distract blue ring while emperor settles.
ok will try that it is a 700 litre tank
 
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With Angels it can be hit and miss and mostly miss. Usually when introduce multiple Angels, it is better to add them as juveniles at all at once but usually that only lasts for a couple of months then the bullying begins anyway. You can try what @hotdog83 suggested and if it doesn't work then you can sell/swop the Angel but I think it will be unnecessary stress for your tank mates and your Angels. Also a 700l tank for 2 large breed Angels is a bit small, even with dwarf Angels it will be a challenge.
 

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Up to a point it is a challenge, my 700 liter has 8 or 9 angels I think, but only the two Pomacanthus. Not much aggression, worst is the bigger of the two regal angels towards the other fish during feeding time. But upgrading to a 2000 liter in a few months.
 

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I assume they were mostly introduced as juveniles? I had 3 in my 3m tank I had to sump one eventually (pygmy angel, feisty little buggers). I think my problem was that 2 were already about 150mm in size when I introduced them (separately on different occasions). Also looking at species and amount of hiding space can also affect behaviour. I love angels and wish I could have a tank only with them in but I am cautious around them.
 

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Cool, yes, most introduced as juveniles/smallish. Have the following:

Apolemichthys kingi
Centropyge multispinnis
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
Genicanthus bellus
Genicanthus watanabei
Pomacanthus chrysurus
Pomacanthus imperator
Pygoplites diacanthus x2
 

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