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Hi Guys

I got some new fish recently and there seems to be some fiighting, I've got a medium yellow and a small regal tang which I've had for about 2 months, they have been best mates ever since. On Thurday I got a coral beauty but stayed in the back round until Saturday. Midday I added a Radiant Wrasse and a Jumping Bean, but by the afternoon the Jumping been was causing problems, He seamed to be quite bold and was challanging the tangs, but by this afternoon they had settled a bit except for the Jumping Bean which was now chasing the Coral Beauty"

Seems the Coral Beauty is starting with white too, Regal Tang has had it before but sorted itself out, will the Coral Beauty do the same?

Does anyone have any advise?

Thanks In advance!
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Both the jumping bean and the coral beauty are centropage angels, they need some room for their territory, they may need to be split up - how big is your tank?
 

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Sometimes they will sort themselves out.

You can try
-Moving the rocks around (seems to break the territorial traits)
-A mirror stuck on the side of the tank might detract the aggressor, just keep an eye on him, sometimes they end up hurting themselves.
-Makes sure your rockscape has enough hiding space such as caves and crevices.
-If possible relocate the aggressor to the sump for a few days and then put him back in the tank making him the "new kid on the block"

I might be wrong but it does seems you adding fish at a rapid rate in the last few days, what size tank.

Best of luck
 

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180L, Its doing extemely well, got about 20kg live rock, will try get some more tomorrow and re-arrange.
Just make sure it is cured, you dont want to add liver rock with die off in a established tank;)
 

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180L, Its doing extemely well, got about 20kg live rock, will try get some more tomorrow and re-arrange.
Seems a small tank for the fish you have in it, i would suggest you are full and may have problems when the regal hits fully grown

Just make sure it is cured, you dont want to add liver rock with die off in a established tank;)
Liver rock? shouldn't this be in your food thread?:)
 

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Seems a small tank for the fish you have in it, i would suggest you are full and may have problems when the regal hits fully grown



Liver rock? shouldn't this be in your food thread?:)

Whoops my bad;)
 

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Think I'll try put some more live rock, if that doesn't work then I think its bye bye to the jumping bean?
I wouldn't add too much more, but what ever you catch first - then he is the one to take the trip back to your LFS.
 

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