Scopas Tang - your experiences

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by ziyaadb, 25 Jun 2009.

  1. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    Thinking of adding this fish to my tank. So total stock wish list is:

    Blue throat trigger
    2 anthias
    1 blenny
    Scopas Tang

    No more in a 360L tank.

    Your experiences with a scopas?
    Good fish to get?
    How ich prone are they compared to the Acanthurus species?
    is the tank big enough1m*60*60?
    Any other advice would be appreciated?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Phyrannus

    Phyrannus

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Under the Sea
    One of my Fav tang.. very playful, one of the hardy among the tang..easy to acclimate:thumbup: much on black spot than white spot. IMO
     
  4. FransSny

    FransSny

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Hermanus
    Very cool tang ...(poor mans YT) i have one. No spot problems so far where "dory" gets spot on and off
     
  5. Tony

    Tony

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,093
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Honeydew, Johannesburg
    Easy to keep and quiet placid compare to other tangs
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    A nice hardy fish, go for it :)
     
  7. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    LOL yes yes that i can agree with ;)
     
  8. inflames

    inflames

    Joined:
    29 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    923
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Randparkridge (Johannesburg)
    Have one myself...with a yellow sailfin and regal tang! The scopas did contract white spot when I added him. Went away and he has doubled is size :thumbup:(had him for about 3 months now)...grazing on algae and eating nori, brine shrimp and flake food...he is really not fussy!! Fantastic fish to have and he plays all day long with my Rockskipper and the other 2 tangs! Great fish to have ;)
     
  9. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    I had one and gave it to a buddy as he was having a bad patch of hair algae. I couldnt believe he chowed everything in one week
     
  10. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    I got one, lovely little fella - chows brine shrimp, nori and pecks at the rocks all day :)
     
  11. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    I have 2, they are cool Tangs. They do get upset withall Zebrasoma species. My Purple took quite a hammering when first introduced with the Scopas. They actually have quite a large variety in colouring, so keep your eyes open for some unusual varieties.

    IMO you don't have enough Anthias, I would suggest at least 3 or 4. They are schooling fish in the wild, not pairing.
     
  12. RUAN

    RUAN

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    they are cool fish to keep
     
  13. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    My scopas also made my sailfin tang KNOW WHO WAS BOSS in the first 2 days.... now - my scopas tolerates my sailfin....
    My scopas' coloration goes from black on the tank, to NEARLY yellow, towards the face.... with pitch black eyes... ;) It has a miriad of blueish lines/spots on...
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Scopas Tang experiences Forum Date
Aggresive Scopas tang General Discussions and Advice 5 Jul 2016
Black Marks on Scopas Tang, Advice? Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 5 Jun 2015
Urgent help needed Scopas Tang has skin infection Urgent Help Needed 9 Nov 2014
Kenya shipment available this weekendLeather CoralKenya TreeScopas TangSea... JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 10 Apr 2014
Tang: Yellow and Scopas General Discussions and Advice 29 May 2013
Zebrasoma scopas tang Marine Fish Discussions 22 Apr 2013
Urgent help needed Scopas Tang fighting New Bristletooth Tomini Tang Urgent Help Needed 26 Aug 2011