Most aggressive tang

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by 459b, 7 Feb 2012.

Voter count: 61
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Most aggressive tang?

  1. Sohal (A. sohal)

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  2. Purple (Z. xanthurum)

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Yellow (Z. flavescens)

    9 vote(s)
    14.8%
  4. Regal (P. hepatus)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Convict (A. triostegus)

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. Naso (N. lituratus)

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Sailfin (Z. desjardini and Z. veliferum)

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. Powder blue (A. leucosternun)

    3 vote(s)
    4.9%
  9. Brisstletooths (Ctenocheatus spp.)

    5 vote(s)
    8.2%
  10. Scopas (Z. scopas)

    14 vote(s)
    23.0%
  11. Achilles (A. achilles)

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  12. Clown (A. lineatus)

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  13. Powder brown (A. japonicus)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Orange shoulder (A. olivaceous)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Gem (Z. gemmatum)

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  16. Other

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    As requested by @LuckyFish - what in your OWN experience (so no link posting etc) is the most aggressive tang.
    I think ive covered the usual culprits in the poll, let me know if i must add any others.
     
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  3. Keanan

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    Poll, what poll? @459b
     
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    I 2nd that, What Poll:tt2:
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Patience..took me a while to type in the names and get the spelling right.
     
  6. viper357

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    Out of the tangs I've had I voted Powder Blue, I've had two on separate occasions and they were absolute terrors, any new additions to the tank were summarily set on and chased until dead. They really do need to be the last fish added to a tank.
     
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    :tt2:Patience works in the kitchen :lol:
     
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    My scopas is the smallest now of the 5 i have and he is a real bully.

    Got a sailfin, yellow, naso, regal and the scopas
     
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    I voted Scopas.. my scopas will bite or even tail-smash your finger if he feels it should not be in his tank.. Have a Yellow, Sailfin and Scopas
     
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    Out of all the tangs I've had, my scopas is the boss in my tank. He would have a go with almost any new fish.
     
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    Add Gem Tang...
    Mine Killed a Desjardini (sailfin) tang that was even bigger than him and added to the tank a week before!!!
     
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    I added a Scopa to a tank long after Sailfin, Blond Naso and Chocolate. First night it fled the scene. Hiding in top of the rock, away from the others.
    Next afternoon, he was the boss of the tank. Although the smallest.
     
  13. crispin

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    but thats not fair, i listen to others experience and knoweldge, research and avoide the aggressive ones, so ive only had softies (easier to grow anyway) in my tank:p

    so i cheated and named a fish i have avoided and never kept because I know it to be a terror.
     
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    im afraid i dont think we will get a representative result from this post, i think many people choose tangs depending on the fishes size and the size of the tank they have, so many will have experience of a fish like a scopas, which is smallish and doesnt grow that big or fast, but is relativley aggressive for its size. but a scopas vs a clown or achilies...he'll stay small and make him self seem smaller so as to avoide the clown.

    so i think a fish like a scopas, which many have experience with and thus will vote as being aggresive, will seem to be a more aggresive fish of its family than it possibly should be.

    just 2 poorly explained cents
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    How about we change it to most aggressive youve seen (so in a friends tank etc)
     
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    I would prefer the thread to remain one of a persons OWN personal experiences with certain fish.
     
  17. crispin

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    fair enough, although truthfully i voted on a fish i havent kept (but want) so could you remove my vote so I dont mess the pole (north south or magnetic) around?
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    OK.

    I voted Brissteltooth. In the past ive had a powder blue, clown and sailfin and the bristletooth was seriously aggressive. Not only to other much larger tangs, but to any other fish. It also had a problem with me putting my hand in the tank.
     
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    So much for a purple tang's bad reputation pffttt :p
     
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    I voted Bristletooth! I have a young Kole Tang (smallest Tang in my tank) that is giving all his tankmates Hell!!!! Even the Purple Tang that was added first steers clear of him. Lately he is fixated on my Salarias Blenny. Poor Blenny has jumped the tank twice to get away. Sooo wish I could catch him. He needs to go to the sump!!! "Little shit"
    Have a Purple Tang, Regal Tang, Blonde Naso and the Yellow Eyed Silver Spotted Kole.
     
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