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Old 04-30-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Foxface questions

I got a 7" or so Foxface today from my lfs and brought him home about 4 hours ago. He was in the bag for a total of 17mins. He wasn't very happy after the trip. I turned the lights off for about 3 hours and turned them on because the sunlight was hitting the tank and he was happy and yellow. But now he's turned dark again and hiding in a rock cave. As my girlfriend says he looks like a rotten banana lol. Is this ok behavior. Is there anything I can do to help the little guy get adjusted. Oh and I drip acclimated him for about 45mins or so.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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What size tank? I think you should have acclimated him much longer.

Foxface are generally very shy though
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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75g without a sand bed. I know I should of but I had to go to work. Shoe had to go in.
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Oh and now he's yellow again.
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I have had a Foxface for about a year. He changes color often, especially when the lights go out and he is ready for bed. J
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They do that sometimes. It's a mood and comfort level thing. When stressed, the upper portion of the back gets darker. When severely stressed or sleeping, they hold perfectly still with spines out and a mottled camouflage.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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hes not stressed at all now and has been swimming around all day. hes not shy at all and that surprising I figured he would be.

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He'll change at night (as they all do) and when he gets stressed. Mine changes when he swims in the rock work.
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Their night time coloration is extremely vivid, but almost black and white. Really cool to look at!
Is yours as greedy as mine? I swear he is ALWAYS hungry, though he's never done more than tentatively nip at my yellow zoas.
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