Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member slykat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    155

    Powder Blue Surgeon

    looking to add 1 powder blue tang, my question is how compatible are they with other fish. I've heard that the can be quite aggresive...but is that only after other surgeons of similar colour?
    Thinking of adding him last! , also will he nip at coral or inverts?
    Any input welcomed. THk:sadwalk:

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370

    slykat

    I'll try this again. I try'd to answer your post but my reply went solo? I have the powder brown and its a calm great fish.
    The Powder blue on the other hand is more aggresive but should be okay if added last and not to small with unsimilar fish shapes and colors of tang. They are prone to ich and need a good size tank with quality water parms. Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Senior Member slykat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    155
    Johnny

    Thk for the reply.
    Why does the tang have to be of a large size, when added?
    What are u feeding the powder brown?

  4. #4
    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    1,770
    Powder blues are probably the most prone to ich of any fish accept an achilles which is in the same family. It should definitly be added last as they will almost always climb up the pecking order in no time anyways. Once at the top, it is a crap shoot as to whether it will become a 'brutal dictator' or 'benevolant ruler'. However, I find they tend to go the 'benevolant ruler' route if made to earn it
    It is ALWAYS difficult to add another tang after a powder blue has established itself, though.
    Give it lots of nori and it'll love you for it...
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370

    slykat

    It doesn't have to be full grown or even that large but, if you put a tiny little PB in there with say an almost full grown tellow your yell will almost most definatly stress and kill the PB. The powder blue should be at least 3'' to have a goos chance to survive. What size tank are you running by the way? It should at least be a 180g IMO

  6. #6
    Senior Member slykat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    155
    Darn you figure 180g min. I have a 90g!!
    Maybe a regal(hippo)tang would be better off, because i will also have a yellow tang in there.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    64
    Your yellow will probablly tackle any tang you put in there. The regal likes to hide a lot, so with the aggression by the yellow the regal, if it survived, wouldn't be seen very much.
    ______________________
    RAY'S REEF

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370
    if you add a regal and yellow at the same time you could be okay. I've had bouth in my 90g and they had no probs. My hippo never hid at all. He was a ham actually. I have a yellow and a powder brown in my 90g now with no problems as well. But I'm in the works of enlarging tanks as soon as possible because tangs need room. The powder blue especially! If you have concrete plans to get a larger tank within a year then you could support a yellow and Blue but skim well and add them at the same time. A regal will probaly fare better.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    100

    p blue not with p brown

    I do not recommend a p.blue with a p.brown...
    When I did that a major fight occurred....biggest livestock
    error I ever made in my 20 years in the hobby....

    Keep those two fish APART is my rec.

    Powder Blues need BIG tank...125 gallon plus I recommend....
    they need good water and if they are too confined or not
    premium water they will get stressed, catch ich, and pass on likely....tricky fish to keep in many cases...but once they settle they are great....

    Powder Blues are verrrry territorial....the most of any tang in my opinion....they are verrrrrry moody and ready to scrap.

    Yes, introduce the P. Blue last and make sure he is a fair size
    is what I also recommend.

    Good luck- just my .02 worth...I am not a pro...just a hobbiest....
    Tim
    "My God Reefs are gorgeous!"

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370

    Cool macc

    whos adding a POWDER BLUE witha BROWN? no one in this thread.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. powder blue
    By Paaty in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-30-2005, 03:32 AM
  2. pic of my Powder Blue Surgeon
    By TREASUREYARD in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11-28-2004, 11:10 PM
  3. Powder Blue with Ick
    By GaryK in forum Fish Disease Treatment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2004, 11:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •