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Old 08-31-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hybrid Powder Blue Tang


I was looking at the Diver's Den on Liveaquaria.com and found a hybrid Powder Blue Tang. It is a cross between a powder blue and a white cheek. What are your guys thoughts? Do you think it would be worth snaggin? They sure look cool! I am seriously considering ordering it.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...3+3&ddid=43046
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Thats a cool looking tang.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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It's a lot of money for an unnatural fish imo
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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I would just stick with the PB. I dont think that fish is near as striking and brilliant as a PB. JMO. It is however much less common so that can have some appeal.

I had never seen or heard of that fish before i clicked your link.

I will offer that if you have any other fish stocking plans for this tank get it done before adding him or a PB. My PB is the meanest ******* on the planet, and it doesnt matter what type of fish we are talking about. Its 48 hours of punishment for any new guys. If they can survive the frist 48 it works out. Kind of like being thrwon in a jail cell with Bubba and no guards to protect you for the first 48 hours of your incarceration............


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I don't really care for the hybrid, though I have seen some neat ones. If you like it, though, pull the trigger!
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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I think that is an awesome fish! if my reef was bigger than 20g id buy it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys! I think that I am going to hold off and buy a pure PBT. I like the way the Hybrid looks, but I really like that picture that Bill posted. So I am going to wait til my LFS gets more in. It will be the last fish I will be adding to my tank. As of right now this is my stocking list.

2 ocellaris clowns
1 bullet goby
1 Flame Angel
1 Hippo Tang

And the PBT would be the last. Until I get my 180g up and running, but that is probably a year or more away.
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Daniel, is that for a 90, right? I'd hold off on both tangs until the 180 is up, if so. The 90 just won't quite be enough space for them (even by themselves).
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Yes it is for a 90g. You caught me.... I know the rule is a 100 gallons or more for a Tang, but I just couldn't resist. My Hippo is tiny still, he was only the size of a quarter when I bought him. He is now several months later just a bit bigger. I probably should wait....I will give it serious consideration.

If I was to pick up a small PBT (3" or under) would he be okay in the tank say....6 months, just long enought that I could get the 180 set up with rock, but only flourescent lighting while I save for my MH's and retro kits? The 90 is just temporary.
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For some tangs....yes that would be fine.

Not for this guy. I dont care if some people do it. the fish arent happy. they need swimming room. My 8" chevron would be happier in a 90 than a 4" PB. IOt would probably suck for him, but he doesnt move around nearly as much.

some days my 240 seems to small fo the PB. Wait for the bigger tank
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Maybe a PBT will just have to be my incentive to get a 180g up and running.
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Maybe a PBT will just have to be my incentive to get a 180g up and running.
Good thinking, you'll be happier doing so (not to mention the fish). And like fly points out, even with the 180 you may find yourself a little self-conscience about sticking that fish in the tank.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #14
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if you see somthing on divers den and wait and decide you want it later it's usually gone.....

At least thats what always happens to me!

I have actually been looking at somthing, and by the time I put it in my cart its gone
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This fish has been on there for the last three days, they also have two of them, but the other one isn't nearly as cool looking.

But I have decided to hold off anyway, I am taking the advice of the experts and waiting til I have sufficient space to house a PBT.
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