Powder blue and Regal compatability

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  1. KevinW

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    Have a Powder blue (healty - no whitespot or anything else and he has been in my tank for three weeks now) and a (small) regal in my display tank. Problem is that the powder blue has taken a serious dislike to the regal. All was OK originally but for the last week the regal cannot show his face without being seriously harassed by the powder blue. Is this usual? Also have a relatively large) yellow tang and a scopa tang in my tank and, aside from the occasional show of power by the yellow, all seem fine with each other.
     
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    whats the size of the PB and the regal kevin?ive kept 2 in my tank with no wars but the PB eventually got whitespots and died after a few weeks as i had an amonia spike
     
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    Powder blue is about 4cm total length and the regal is about half of that Mekaeel.
     
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    i wouldnt chance it kevin.if they were both chucked into the tank at the same time there wouldve been peace.lets see what the rest of the crew gotta say
     
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    Mine are both fine, the PB gave the regal serious stick for a few days, probably about a week, but now they are the best of mates.

    Stick it out as long as you can, they might hopefully sort themselves out. If you can, move some rock around to disturb their sense of being territorial over a certain piece of real estate.
     
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    Hi

    I concur with Viper. I have 2 Yellows, 2 regals, Naso, & PB. They all gave each other seriuos stick but made friend at the end,

    Carl
     
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    where they all added at once carl?
     
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    Thanks all. I would really hate to have to try to catch one of them and move/swop it. Guess the old adage about patience comes to mind again!
     
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    Hi Makaeel

    No they all got introduced individually over about 4 months

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    kevin , how big is your tank ???
     
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    Apologies about the delayed response - been away doing what I have to to finance my reefkeeping habit!

    Afsal, my tank is a 4footer. I have adjusted some of the rock and removed some into my refugium (DSB to be) and things are a little better then they were. At least the regal gets to spend some time in open water now.
     
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    is the PB still giving the regal a hard time after moving you rock work around kevin?
     
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    Yep, but not as bad as before....seems to be settling a little
     
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    if he doesnt come right,see if you can catch the PB out and leave him in the sump for a week.worked for me with the tang wars
     
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    Stick it out Kevin, pretty sure they will settle down
     
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