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Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby Bella A. on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:02 am

Hello Everyone. i Have Not Been On Here In A While And Had Some Questions To Ask Regarding My Saltwater Tank.
I Have Live Rock. But Having A Really Bad Time With Hair Algae On My Rocks.
My Question Was Are Yellow Tangs Compatible With Puffers?

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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby Pufferpunk on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:22 am

Depends on the individual puffer.
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby sgtmyers88 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:24 am

I have to say the general consensus is that a puffer is the ultimate wild card kinda like what PP said. While others look at them as a cute and cuddly version of a piranha and should be kept alone unless you want something to become an eventual snack.
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby sgtmyers88 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:38 am

In fact you may want to check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=27422&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

chuckfriedrice wrote:Petey took to murder this last Thursay morning , He munch 1 of my wifes saddleback clowns. So the other one was removed . Im removing the 2 yellow tail damsels this weekend , they are the only other tiny fish with the exception of my Diamond goby . My wife was trying to scold him like a dog, telling him he was a bad Petey at 4:30 in the morning! LMAO!
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:34 am

Some will allow tankmates and some wont.
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby chuckfriedrice on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:07 am

My porc has eaten 1 fish that i know of, the saddleback clown ( black and white) , a domino damsels was killed but not eatten ( blk and wht) , and about 5 months ago a coral catfish came up missing when he was in a 29g tank ( again blk and wht) . He is currently housed with 4 other fish . I have a Coral Beauty Angel Fish ,a Diamond Goby,a Peach Damsels and a Humbug damsel ( blk and wht) . I dont know for sure if the blk and wht things means anything just odd how all the deaths were that color, but they were all fish that slept out in the open so they were easy prey to a night predator. They were also much smaller then him in size. Just a few things ive noticed!
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby El Scorpio on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:26 pm

Yellow Tangs are evil in their temperment, and puffers have a habit of killing things that get on their nerves. If algae is the only issue you could look at a blenny. I have a bullet goby in with Camille that pulls double duty as both a sand sifter and algae muncher.
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Re: Yellow Tang And Porcupine Puffer Fish

Postby GSPicthus on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:01 pm

I have had success with yellow tangs and porcupine puffers. I found porcupine puffers to be more docile. However yellow tangs will not eat hair algae. Mimic tangs and kole yellow eye tangs work best for hair alger you may also want to look at lawn mower blenies all will work fine with porcupine puffer.
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