ScubaLover's - 5 Sided 4500L

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    How does the agreesion of compare between a powder brown, powder blue and white cheek/gold rim tang. Would any of them be suited for my 400 liter along with the trigger/s and so fourth
     
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    Im not too sure but I think Powder Browns have less agression than powder blues. I have never kept a gold rim but pretty sure they also less agro than the blue
     
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    I had a Goldrim and a Powder Brown for a total of 30 minutes. The Powder Brown was seriously aggressive and hammered the Goldrim. But this may not be a generic case, as the same Powder Brown was taking on my Naso too. I removed the Powder Brown (back into QT) and sold it. But the Powder Brown had the worst scaring of the three. I still have the Goldrim happily in my tank co-existing with the rest.
     
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    What size tank was this in?
     
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    My tank at the time was 200L. I made a thread on the whole dilemma, see: thread. I have since upgraded to a 400L which makes me more comfortable but I still won't add a Powder Brown again. I currently have the same Goldrim and a Purple Tang. They are behaving at the moment, with infrequent fin flashing but no serious aggression. I keep them well fed as an attempted peace treaty.
     
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    Had all 3 of the fish at various times. Powder Blue definitely the most agro. Even in my 750 liter tank he was a complete chop. Could not introduce any fish after he was in regardless of what it was.

    Have a powder black currently, he is small and already chasing the Cobberband around that is about 40% bigger than him.

    Powder Brown was the most chilled so long as their no other acanthurus tangs in the same tank. He wont tolerate any other acanthurus tangs introduced after him.
    All 3 of those are highly susceptible to white spot so don’t dream of putting them into your tank with QT or serious UV (Like 1 x 55 Watt unit to every 250 litres with your tanks volume through the UV a hour - yes that serious UV).

    Would not put any of them in a tank smaller than 450 litres either.
     
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