Tang wars, will it end?

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    Bought a brown scopas tang today the guy at the pet shop said that it would'nt be a problem to my yellow tang that I've had in the tank for about 8 months.

    My yellow tang is not impressed and is constantly harassing him, they are pretty much the same size but the yellow is slightly larger! Will the yellow chill out after sometime?
     
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    ouch, tangs of the same size will not like each other at all, Scopas are generally well behaved, but I expect fireworks

    Can you rescape?

    If not, put a mirror in the tank, on the side the Yellow normally haunts and let him fight that for a while
     
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    Rescaped yesterday slightly on the one side of the tank and cleaned out a lot of GHA cause was away for a while, so the tank looks alot different! will this help? do i put the mirror inside or outside the tank?
     
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    leave it for now with the scaping, if they still going at it hammert and tongs, add the mirror
     
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    This should sort itself out by tomorrow it is just a case of the yellow showing who is boss. Generally speaking once the pecking order is sorted calm should return.
     
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    Added a mirror to the outside of the tank cause thought both fish might have a heartattack with all that swimming! things have seemed to have calmed down as the brown scapas tang thinks he is back with his mate from the pet shop and the yellow is too scared to go near the mirror. i think he might think he has got more competition.

    thanks for advise!!
     

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