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Graeme's 6x2x2 900L

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Desjardini, sailfin tang?
Yup.  Always fancied one, but knew it should probably go in last.  Might have been ok with this one though, as it's tichy!  Only about an inch long.  I love their colours in juvenile and adult form, so will enjoy watching it change as it grows.  Hoping to have as much success as @Fish Fingers - check out his thread if you've not seen his sailfin.
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Aw Graeme, they're wonderful. If you have it until it gets big, they're stunning, they glide around like a leaning catamaran. Glad it's a Desjardini, not the "less good"  velifer type.  :glad:
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Aw Graeme, they're wonderful. If you have it until it gets big, they're stunning, they glide around like a leaning catamaran. Glad it's a Desjardini, not the "less good"  velifer type.  :glad:
I wouldn't have the other type - the Desjardini is stunning, and would have been worth the wait.  I had a pick of 4 today.  This one was eating mysis that must have been a struggle to fit in it's mouth, and it was in a tank with about 20 medium sized yellow tangs, several nasos and a kole, and nothing was bothering it.  It's happily picking at the rock in my frag tank at the moment.  I intend to set up my QT again over the weekend, and transfer the blenny and these two over to start their treatment. 
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Reply #318

It's a tough Tang. Don't worry about it eating. It's no butterflyfish. It'll be the boss of everyone given time. I had mine at a mature age, so it'll be interesting to see how/if yours differs from mine, because mine was big when I got it.

Maybe it's like getting a brand new puppy vs a ready trained puppy.  :glad:
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Reply #320

That's a nice looking Tang Graeme, had a look into fish fingers tank thread too really nice once bigger too , will certainly be a nice showy fish when bigger .

Sorry to hear about those yellows too , would have looked great as a shoal .
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Awesome tank thread, glad to see you got the issues sorted with the tank and the supplier. Gutted about them YT, they look lovely in a little group, but my god that sail fin is just beautiful!

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Reply #322

Time for an update...

The sixline bullied the blenny to death when I switch them over to the fish only QT.  The other two (desjardini sailfin tang, and sixline wrasse) are now in the DT.  All seems fine so far.  I've removed the dead skeletons of most of the LPS, and hoping the sixline now takes care of the remaining flatworms.  I've also had a slight shuffle of some rocks (need to be careful how much I mess about with the deep sand bed, so as not to crash it).  Also been preparing for holiday, getting lots of RO made up, bought in a load more nori, got the frozen food organised, so it's easy for my dad to feed whilst I'm away.

Fingers crossed!
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Did you have any survivors from the shoal of yellows you had ?

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Reply #324

@Gav yes, two survived. 
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Reply #325

Have you introduced them to your sailfin , would like to hear about how this goes when you do with both being from zebrasoma genus ?

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Yes.  I added the sailfin and sixline about a week before going on holiday.  All fine to my amazement.  No aggression to either, just curiosity.  One YT is more dominant and chases the other from time to time, but leaves everything else alone.
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Reply #327

Thanks Graeme , I'd like to add possibly something else from the zebrasoma genus to my existing purple tang , maybe a scopas and yellow tang , it's always been friendly enough with everything I've added in the past , normally my stripped bristle tooth who harasses anything new . Good to get a little input from similar situation .

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I have a striped kole tang too. Same deal. No sign of aggression at all. 
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My stripped has more a meet and greet ten minute thing , likes to show off who's in charge then leaves them to it , even if it gets more than it receives lol , the purple isn't interested at all so far in anything thats went in , barely lifted it's head from grazing to even notice most of the time . If I go for the two I'll probably add both at once .

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