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Old 10-04-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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A question for someone! We bought this foxface fish today, got him in the tank, fed him, everything was OK. The light went out and 10 minutes later he was flat up against the rock, color was faded out and splotchy, fins were all spikey. I thought he was dead! I thought, "how could he die in 10 minutes!" Turned the light on and in a couple of minutes he shook himself off, color came back and he started swimming around. Is this normal? I thought he was surely dead. Almost got the net to get him out!
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Old 10-04-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Is this normal? I thought he was surely dead. Almost got the net to get him out!
Quite normal, he was possibly sleeping. Most fish will fade in color after the lights are out.

Just a FYI, the FoxFace "tang" is not a tang, but a rabbitfish ans his dorsal spines are poisonous, be careful.
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this is perfectly normal and and fish actually sleep by leaning on decor or just laying flat. Hes fine.
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don't worry, i thought the same thing about my fish, Wrasses & tangs but that is normal behavior.
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:54 PM   #5
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ya my tang did that and i was flippin out
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
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but i found out that it was just normal
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