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Old 11/12/2019, 08:36 PM   #1
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Foxface and tangs

Anyone have any issues with Fox Faces and Tangs? I am thinking about about adding a new fish and looking at a Fox Face. I currently have 3 tangs , some wrasses, two gobbies, and two clowns. I was wondering if people have faced any issues with them in tanks over 300 gallons or so. I currently have a Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), a Purple Tang
(Zebrasoma xanthurum), and a Squaretail Bristletooth Tang
(Ctenochaetus truncatus). Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 11/13/2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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I would get a small foxface and that should help with aggression. There might be some issues since they are all grazers and already have territory staked out in the tank but if the foxface is smaller than the rest the larger more aggressive fish should leave him alone


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Old 11/13/2019, 12:28 PM   #3
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I would get a small foxface and that should help with aggression. There might be some issues since they are all grazers and already have territory staked out in the tank but if the foxface is smaller than the rest the larger more aggressive fish should leave him alone
Dmorty217 - Great I was thinking the same since they are all grazers. I was worried down the line that when they get bigger how much food would be need to keep aggression down. I currently feed two strips of nori each day for the three I have on two separate feeding stations. The purple tang sometimes is a bully to the yellow tang but its weird like an annoying little brother or sister. I may have to do some more research before pulling the trigger.


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Old 11/13/2019, 09:03 PM   #4
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Foxface and two tangs get along fine for me


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Old 11/14/2019, 09:38 AM   #5
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What size tank do you have?


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Old 11/14/2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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My gangs and fox face all get along well. They are all greedy!


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Old 11/17/2019, 09:08 AM   #7
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What size tank do you have?


90 gallons. Overstocked. They’re going in a bigger tank this month


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Old 11/17/2019, 07:32 PM   #8
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i have a large foxface, 2 large tangs (regal and sailfin), all 3 fish are probably 6 inches plus. i also have a smallish mimic tang. they all get along fine in a 225.


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Old 11/20/2019, 11:49 PM   #9
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I gave away a large foxface because he constantly chased my purple tang trying to nip at its tail, but didn't chase kole or yellow tangs. Sometimes fish will be pricks, sometimes not


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Old 11/22/2019, 06:48 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone that has responded really helps me formulate my next steps.


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Old 11/26/2019, 11:28 PM   #11
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My powder blue tormented my much larger foxface for years until it finally died.
The powder blue is stunning but a f’n jerk.


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Old 11/28/2019, 12:31 PM   #12
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My Powder Blue hated my rabbitfish from day 1. The rabbitfish was 1/4 the size of the tang. The Rabbit fish is now slightly larger than the tang now and can hold his own, but they still dont get along. i've been trying to remove the rabbit for months.

Have since introduced 2 other tangs half the size of the Powder and Rabbit and those 2 are fine.

This is in a 300.


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