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    It would be better than a 10. Tangs need swimming room though. Length is far more important. You can't put it on the floor somewhere? A closet?

    Get rid rid of that sponge and put the damsel in a display if he is healthy. Anything like that will harbor parasites. A QT really should be sterilized after each use. Rely on water changes not filtration.

    I have a 29gallon I will give you if you need it for a QT.

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    I believe Petco still has their $1/gallon sale going. I got a 20 long last week for $20.

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    @Luman01, first of kudos to you for having a QT as most hobbyist don't even have that.
    Second if the fish past in 24hrs it was meant to be even if the fish was eating at the LFS and it can happen to any no matter where you bought it from or how your acclimate it not even to mention the QT process.
    You did nothing wrong, a 10 gal is enough for a 2" fish to QT for the 6 to 8 weeks, of course bigger is better but I QT up to 4" fish in a 10 gallon with no problem as long it's the only fish in there.
    I have QT many fish and sometimes the first 24 to 48 are the most important, enough oxygen, surface flow, hiding places, no stress from other fish and a quiet space is the key for a healthy acclimation and quarantine.

    Having another small fish in the QT shouldn't matter but a damsel , yes they are good starter fish but never to keep in your QT to cycle.
    Gregg did you a awesome offer but just think twice if you wanna go back to a blue tang, yes they are pretty but a small wrasse can be amazing too.
    Ever thought about a Puerto Rico Blue Pygmee or the Pygmee Cherub Angel, they are reef save, deep blue in color with baby blue edges on the fins and a deep yellow golden face.
    They aren't expensive either and a lot hardier than the blue tang and you can keep them in your tank as the max they will be 2"

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    For being only 15 I really appreciate any and all he help I have recived I really want to thank Gregg Hamilton please anyone who reads this plz vote for him this week! Thank you @diesel for the info I freaked out when read your post thank you soo much! Now after talking with my dad I would really like a tang but my current stock is a yellow tang a coral beauty a perc and a blue damsel but he is going soon. Again thank you sooo much for ur responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    @Luman01, first of kudos to you for having a QT as most hobbyist don't even have that.
    Second if the fish past in 24hrs it was meant to be even if the fish was eating at the LFS and it can happen to any no matter where you bought it from or how your acclimate it not even to mention the QT process.
    You did nothing wrong, a 10 gal is enough for a 2" fish to QT for the 6 to 8 weeks, of course bigger is better but I QT up to 4" fish in a 10 gallon with no problem as long it's the only fish in there.
    I have QT many fish and sometimes the first 24 to 48 are the most important, enough oxygen, surface flow, hiding places, no stress from other fish and a quiet space is the key for a healthy acclimation and quarantine.

    Having another small fish in the QT shouldn't matter but a damsel , yes they are good starter fish but never to keep in your QT to cycle.
    Gregg did you a awesome offer but just think twice if you wanna go back to a blue tang, yes they are pretty but a small wrasse can be amazing too.
    Ever thought about a Puerto Rico Blue Pygmee or the Pygmee Cherub Angel, they are reef save, deep blue in color with baby blue edges on the fins and a deep yellow golden face.
    They aren't expensive either and a lot hardier than the blue tang and you can keep them in your tank as the max they will be 2"

    Those Pygmy Angels have gotten rather pricey as of late and IMO are too attractive and fun to watch to keep in a QT tank. I'd suggest a Blue Damsel or something similar like a blue/green Chromis . I know it's still a Damsel, but they tend to stay around 2-3" and be far less aggressive than larger Damsels. You can pick up a blue Damsel for 6.50 and the Chromis for $4-5 where the Pygmy Angel runs $35-45.

    But that's just my opinion.

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    I have a 2 damsels and a chromis in my other tanks but those three fish are going to be the first fish in my new 60 I'm getting.

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    Any way I've decided to try a tang but still don't know which one. I qt every fish that goes in to any of my tanks and if I where to get another angel I'll at it and then put it in my 45

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    I mostly agree with Ben on his post. You are far ahead of many by QTing at all. Those angels are gorgeous and can be naught at FJW. All and all great advice on this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    Those Pygmy Angels have gotten rather pricey as of late and IMO are too attractive and fun to watch to keep in a QT tank. I'd suggest a Blue Damsel or something similar like a blue/green Chromis . I know it's still a Damsel, but they tend to stay around 2-3" and be far less aggressive than larger Damsels. You can pick up a blue Damsel for 6.50 and the Chromis for $4-5 where the Pygmy Angel runs $35-45.

    But that's just my opinion.
    If you looking for a happy less aggrassive damsel go for a springerie damsel, nice dark blue with marble stripes.
    I have about 8 swimming in my fragtank and they are all friends together.
    Luman if you find some time come by and I'll get you one.

    A $40 price on a Pygmy angel that almost looks like a Interruptus angel which runs you $2000+ is really not a high price but for a HS student that can be a lot of money.
    Any ways do you home work as tangs grow quickly out of your 60 gallon upgrade as well.
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    Ok will do! The 60 will be an sps dominant and also I want two clams I have one now I need to find another. Once the 60 is all done and setup.


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