Well, the kid who bought the tank came and got the tang, I showed him how to do drip acclimation, and the tang and the clown are now reunited. Gave him a bunch of red and green nori, some formula two frozen food, and sent him on his way. And my tank is now safe again! That sucker tried to stab me while I was bagging it up, I triple bagged it in heavy duty freezer bags and told the kid not to put his hands too close to the fish's tail.
I guess I pulled a consolation prize out of this though, with my 6 line gone I finally got myself a target mandarine goby/dragonet. And I saw a really nice crimson red ricordea which I snatched up from the LFS
. The goby is doing fine, it was in solitary at the LFS
for around 3 months, looks a little skinny but was happily hunting away in my live rock labyrinth. I always wanted one of these guys, but never wanted the 6 line to out compete it, and I felt a little nervous about having both fish in just a 58 gallon tank, 180lbs lr
to the side, that's not much space for two pod eating fish.