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    rmalone - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Well that didn't work!

    I tried to put a small clown tang in my 180g. I knew it was a bad idea but I always have to push the envelope. So my powder blue set about to KILL that little punk. After about 15 min I just pulled the poor little guy out and took him right back to Mobeys. Oh well, I guess no more tangs for me.

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    ive seen that little guy before, nice lookin fish. too bad it didnt work out

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    this happened to me with my Fat wrasse and the new Orange Back I got on Saturday. He was like on a stalking HUNT for the poor thing it was brutal. SO I tried to catch him but he went under a rock. The next day he was out with the rest eating, and the Fatty would chase him a bit when he got too close. But now that doesn't even happen, I think they have decided to live in peace Sorry to hear yours didn't work out.
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    rmalone - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Well as sensitive to stress as clown tangs can be and the fact that within 5 minutes the clown had a frayed tail and frayed dorsal and was hovering in the corner vs hiding in the rock, I knew waiting it out would be a dead clown tang.

    I figured I had a 50% chance, so it didn't blow me away that it went down like that. Bummer though, given the powder blues reaction I don't think I'll even bother trying a naso, they are a bit tender when new also. In fact I just wont bother with any more tangs. Which is a bummer but that pbt is so perfect and pretty, I'll just live with what I have tang wise. The pbt gets along with the orange shoulder and sailfin, but the pbt was the last tang into the tank.

    Funny thing that pbt got the same treatment from my blue hippo when it went into the tank. Except the pbt was in much worse shape after the whoopin than the clown I just took back, the pbt had most of it's dorsal and practically an entire pectoral fin gone, as well as numerous scrapes and all other fins frayed. I removed the hippo for aggravated assault. Within 3 wks you couldn't even tell the pbt had been abused, never any ich or sulking, and literally as soon as the hippo left the tank the pbt came out of the corner and started eating. Now the pbt is the abuser, it all goes around I guess. Pretty long post for me, sorry about that!!

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    Don't be sorry! Great story rmalone those who are bullied, bully
    You did a great job by removing the "naughty" tang!

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