Yellow tangs, Naso Tangs and Rabit fish

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  1. Raven

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    Hi everyone,
    Just a quick one:
    I have a 2000 x 600 x 800 tank.

    Two days back I've added two Yellow tangs to the tank.

    I want to get two small Naso tangs today (but they will be quarantine for some time)...
    I see that with Tangs it's recommended to add them all in together.
    But with size tank, and the small fish - do you think it will be a problem with these fish?

    The other problem is - my quarantine tank is rather small (+-40l) - so hopefully the two Naso tangs will be ok with each other during this time. Or am I looking for trouble?

    Then I want to add a Fox face later on to the setup - but I already have a Rabit fish in.
    Do you think there is enough space for these two? Or rather not?
     
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    Maybe get a bigger plastic tub as temporary quarantine system.

    what is the size of the fish at the moment?
     
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    Post some pics of display tank, sounds like a monster. Would love to have so many tangs.
     
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    They're about the size of a woman's palm - maybe a bit smaller.. (Sorry don't have any other measurements to use here...) :)
     
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    Hi,
    ok - I've decided not to take the risk.
    Only bought the one Naso.. Not two.

    Another question - I've got a cleaner wrasse yesterday and a lawnmower blenny.
    They're both in the quarantine tank now with the Naso.
    should one quarantine these fish as well, or not really?

    And what to feed them in quarantine?
    The Naso is eating NORI at this stage.
     
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    Oh - I'm using Paraguard in the quarantine tank.
    For how long will you suggest me to keep the fish in there...
     
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    you should quarantine them for 2-4 weeks if im not mistaken
     
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    if also heard people say that 21 days is the ideal
     
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    Post some pics of your display tank would love to take a look
     
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    A fish is a fish
    Had a lawnmower blennie in quarantine that did develop whitespot. So yes, these fish can be infected just as all our other fish we keep.

    I do believe in the bucket method for all new arrivals. 8 days bucket, every second day to another bucket. Then to quarantine holding for 5 weeks. Only then to my display.

    Currently feeding an empty quarantine system flakes every day. Got some nice algae going. Got another lawnmower blennie in the buckets at the moment. When he moves over, he will have plenty to eat.
     
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