fish addition

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  1. traut

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    Hi guys

    Hoping someone can answer me.
    I've got a tank been running for under a year but already well established.
    1 x yellow tang
    1 x sailfin tang
    1 x flame angel
    1 x 6line wrasse
    6 x chromis

    I'm about to buy 5,6 or 7 goldies but they have a beautiful small sized regal tang that I've always wanted but I no that it might nip on my coral n that it will have white spot...my question is, will it be a danger to my tank to induce the regal tang as it might infect the rest with white spot or is there sound advice I can use that will help make it easier to include the regal in my shopping or is it way too risky?

    Thank again!
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    What size tank do you have...
     
  4. traut

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    1.2 x 60 x 60
    My fish are very healthy
    What do u think
     
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    Dude, if u not gona quarenteen that regal, don't buy it, and if u gona buy it, give it to me. Hehe
     
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    Well firstly your tank is far too small for the two tangs you already have...especially the sailfin which gets enormous. A regal would similarly be a bad idea. Even if you got a small one, it would outgrow you in a matter of months.

    Secondly the tank is already stocked to the max. If you got rid of the two tangs you could possibly fit in a few goldies.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys
     
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    Shot ayoob!
    As much as I like a regal, my sailfin n yellow tang are awesome together so I will def not seperate them lol regal can wait for the inevitable!.... Lol when I go much bigger
     
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    If you get attached to your current fish its hard to let go and a mission to get out. Your fish list is pretty well planned. Rather get some coral instead of a regal, to much risk involved if your fish are all happy and white spot free
     
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    Those were my thoughts exactly which is why I think I'm not going to make any drastic changes.
    But I've added a few goldies n going to leave it that way... Until I go bigger
     
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    You are no where near stocked to the max yet. There are many ways to control nitrate if it start to climb because of fish.

    Fish grow according to the size of the tank and some fish break that rule and just grow, does not matter what size tank they are in.

    Add the regal and if your system is healthy and your fish are health the white spot if it occurs will not be a problem, the fish and system will fight it off. Feed garlic also on the food.

    With regards to quarantine, the fish should already be in copper at the LFS so there is no need RO quarantine the fish again. What people do not understand about regals, powder blues etc is that you can quarantine them but as soon as you change the water they swimming in and the environment the stress triggers the white spot. The only time quarantine at home then comes into it self if the white spot gets out of control you can catch the fish out and quarantine it again. But when you add it back to the tank the same as I said before could happen.

    Also only about 1 : 50 regals might eat your coral.
     
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