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Old 10-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Foxface rabbitfish

I was given a Foxface Rabbitfish today and before I pick it up and put it Into my tank is there something I should think about first ?
1) I have a 7 year old daughter that loves putting her hands in when she is feeding the fish . Now with a venomous fish will it sting or attack ?
2) the most aggressive fish I have is probably a tang .
Will this Foxface hurt or attack the tang ?
3) corals ,
I read live aquaria.com and it says if it's fed well I won't pick or eat corals .
Any opinions ?
Pro and con ?
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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I had one and they are awesome fish!!! Mine didn't bite at corals and was completely mellow. If your worried about her getting stung, I had my hands in the tank doing work in the tank all of the time and if you got closed to it it would swim away. Really awesome fish
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Reef safe and won't sting unless it's in self defense
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They can be shy.
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Well free Foxface is home .
He did change color ( stress and camouflage ?)
I was told they will play dead ?
He is hiding in a corner by my power head , is this normal ?
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After my tang chased him , nipped at him he went here and hid .
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While being bullied by a tang he got to meet mrs anemone first hand ,
It wasn't much to get him out of her crutch but she burnt him badly .
I feel so bad , this kinda makes me sad i hope he pulls through tonight .
Are tangs normally this aggressive with new fish ?
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I always shut the lights off when I add a new fish, it helps alot. Lets the new fish get their bearings
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While being bullied by a tang he got to meet mrs anemone first hand , It wasn't much to get him out of her crutch but she burnt him badly . I feel so bad , this kinda makes me sad i hope he pulls through tonight . Are tangs normally this aggressive with new fish ?
Yes. Surgeonfish are very aggressive usually. And they have the tools to hurt other fish.
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Yes. Surgeonfish are very aggressive usually. And they have the tools to hurt other fish.
I thought a Foxface being venomous could hold his own against anything
What would you suggest I do ?
He isn't dead yet but doesn't look good ,I'll be surprised if he pulls through through the night .
How much damage do you think the anemone done by the marks ?
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