introducing new fish

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  1. Duri

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    I bought an indian sailfin yesterday...
    after the drip I dropped him in and my tang immediatelty start attacking the sailfin...continuous. so I caught the sailfin and dropped him in the sump.
    Went to Sams and bought a net to keep him in. set it up and put sailfin in the DT in the net.

    how long would you recommend me keep him in the net?
    btw my tang at the moment is not bothered by him at all. he did not even go there to the sailfin
     
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    How do you mean "in the net"? what kinda net is it? pic?
     
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    Bru,i wouldnt keep the sailfin in the net.he can still get "swiped "by the other tang and then have nowhere to run/hide.
    he can also hurt himself in the net.

    Rather re arrange some rockwork then drop the sailfin in.
    Or just place a mirror against the glass ,the other tang will rather fight "himself"
     
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    dont have a pic... its like a breed net... with a frame
     
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    Sump the Tang for a few days and re introduce,
     
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    na the other tang dont even bother anymore

    The net looks like thsi but without the divide...
    http://www.boyu-australia.com/images/boyu net breeder 2 in 1.jpg
     
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    which tang the sailfin?
     
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    Sorry my bad , no the one causing k@k...this will make him the new kid on the block and should sort out the issues
     
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    coz he afraid of the net ,thus he leaving the sailfin off for now.

    how big is the sailfin compared to ur tang?
    If sailfin tiny still,i took a 5litre juice drum,drilled full of holes for flow,then had a makeshift flap cut in it.

    submerged in water,droped the fish in ther.
    also placed a peice of pvc in the juice bottle,thus the other fish could get accustomed to the newcomer but cant smack him around.
     
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    There is no way to catch that greed b@stard :lol: unless i unpack all my rocks... or set a trap!
     
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    could be... na the sailfin is bigger than the tang in my tank. if the sailfin opens the tang is tiny :whistling: but body size the sailfin defn bigger:thumbup:
     
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    My scopas kept wacking my new sailfin for 3 days on end. Eventually he gave up, so give it time. The boss of the tank is just acting out, its normal. How big is the tank
     
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    1.6x 0.6 x 0.3 :whistling: 275 litre
    narrow but long
     
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    mmm ok bit small to host 2 tangs in the long run if im honest. Sailfins get BIG
     
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    perhaps I will see how it goes
     
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    lol, the fish will struggle to turn around eventually. Like making a 3 point turn in a very narrow road.. it becomes a 200 point turn :p
     
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    :lol::lol: i get what you saying
     
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    Duri, also a good idea is to add a new fish in the dark!
    I had a Gem tang and added a sailfin he kept nailing the sailfin too!!!
    But your tank is definately gonna run out of turning space for that guy quick, they double in size if well fed in under a year!:blush:
     
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    good news i kept the sailfin in that net thing then I let him out... 2 days later.
    my tang came back to attack... then i put my net in to catch my tang but couldn't! he too clever... so i noticed he scared of the net so i left it in the tank. till the next morning... this kept the one tang apart from the other plus it was a normal size fish net but they didn't pass...

    result = success :) no fighting at all
     
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    Duri I would say that you were just lucky, In my experience you need the fish to see each other and basically interact with each other this will be in the form of agression at first but will dissipate as the days go by. I know the exact net you are talking about I think they are made by Boyu. But my point is that with these the fish actually cant see through the net, you need to use propper 100% clear material for them to be able to see through.

    Your idea was 100% correct and its the best way to introduce new fish but next time use something clear, I used a very large Woolies salad container with holes all around it for months before I had time to get some plexiglass to build a propper box.

    Trev
     
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