Bought my yellow tang yesterday

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  1. Tony

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    I bought a super cool YT yesterday and so far doing OK. If I can keep him alive over three days I'll breath out. For those who don't know, I never really had much luck with tangs of any sorts in the past from scopas, YT, sailfin etc which would die after a few days for some unknown reason. Strangely enough I can keep a PB and regal no problem. SO I'm hoping to keep this gus going for a few years as I really like them.

    Keeping my fingers crossed
     
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  3. martinhal

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    Great fish. I am just shocked at the price , the main reason I have not got one. Got a Scopa - poor mans YT IMHO.

    Good luck , any pics ?
     
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    Holding thumbs for you...hope it makes a long showing in your tank!!:biggrin:
     
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    Nice fish one of my all time favorites. I haven't tried one yet to scared is does not make it, and then it's a lot of money down the drain.

    Holding thumbs
     
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    Nice fishy good luck with him tony
     
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    i am sure he will live many years in your tank, having seen it, the maintenance and stability is top notch
     
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    good luck, you'll see it will survive;)
     
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    good luck tony
     
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    Congrats Tony, I trust it will go well...
     
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    YT are almost as cool as Purple Tangs. :)
     
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    Hey Tony... Maybe you should put the YT in your marine tank and not your swimming pool. That might be why the others didn't make it???

    :lol:

    Nah - just a joke!!! Good luck mate, it will survive you'll see. Is it in your big tank?
     
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    IF i read correctly , u say that u have a PB (powerblue tang) and regla tang and have kept them laive. cud it b that these guys are harrassing yur new tangs , especially the PB which is super aggro ....
     
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    They weren't all in the tank at once. I tried a big fat YT before I added the PB and the PB lasted and the YT died after three days. I have a regal now and he isn't interested in the YT. My Foxy is just sussing him out but nothing malicious. The YT is picking on the rocks and catching the odd flake. I'lll add some live food tonight to get him going
     
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    good luck tony hope he makes it
     
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    OK so you get me a purple and i'll swap my yellow for it with you????:p
     
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    my yellow didnt touch flake or live brine shrimp for the first year lol but he still fattened up and now he is three and a half years old...so if yours is eating then he will live!
     
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    Yellow Tang is on my list of fish for my new tank!

    They have such great natures and elegance!

    Good luck Tony! Let us know how it goes.

    Pics??? :)
     
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    I'll take some pics this weekend.
     
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    Regals are the Wimps of the tang families so no issues from her. As far as i heard and read Foxies are also very chilled out rabbits
     
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    So, it's day three and the guys is going strong, picking on the rocks, eating flakes and Hikari pellets, loves krill and brine shrimp, so I think the worst is over:thumbup:. No signs of white spot or any other funny so I'm pretty chuffed.
     
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