Purple tang getting agro

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  1. mytank

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    So I have noticed a big change in my purple tang. He is getting super agro all of a sudden. He use to run away from my turkey baster now he attacks it .. even does the reverse with is scalples out...

    Anyone know why they turn like this, anything I need to do.
     
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  3. Jeann1

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    I think it heard you talking about adding the Yellow Tang...:tt2:
     
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    At this rate I ain't adding anything with him in PMS
     
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    But to me the question why all of a sudden..... like in ONE day
     
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    Tangs are just very territorial and some are just more aggro at defending their territory than others.
     
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    @Alan thank you :) why all of a sudden is he growing up?
     
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    Purple tangs are generally aggressive.Try feeding him marine seaweed such as noori as this is known to lower aggression. My guy is the boss of the tank, but he eats from my hand, never attacked me..
     
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    Carlos, you have to realize that we're dealing with animals and each to their own unfortunately. some of us get lucky (touch wood) and some of us.....well we get the short end and get the terrorists....
     
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    I dont know for sure but it probably has something to do with reaching a size where he is ready to now breed.
     
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    As fish become more established in their territory they become more aggressive, like you in your home the longer you live in it the more you consider it yours, purple tangs are known to be very aggressive and dominant as far as zebrasoma sp go. IT is always better to add a purple tang towards the end of your stocking list same goes for other aggressive tangs like Sohal and Clown surgeons as any new fish added will likely be attacked.
     
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    Tangs and women are very similar ....:whistling:
    You should know that!
     
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    lol very very true! ;)
     
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    lol AOR too true, suddenly i feel very under a whip! guess ill go fishing instead of doing those dishes :)
     
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    Rule is add purple tang last. Now you guaranteed that he will attack anything new in the tank...... Till its dead! My 2c
     
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