Ok, so here is what's up. I have a baby naso tang in my 60g rimless currently. He started out smaller than a firefish but is now about 2 inches so I need to figure out where to put him as he is quickly outgrowing the 60g. His current tank mates are a firefish and a very recently added green blenny. That's it, some snails and hermits and coral but nothing too scary. The problem is the naso is very , very skittish. I had a contractor over today and he hid all day, didn't even come out to look at the food I fed several times already. He is still hiding and I expect him to continue to for a day or two at least. This happens all the time. lol He runs away if I get too close to the tank as well. I have had him for a few months and he still is a scaredy cat.
I only have two tanks that I can consider to place him in, one is a 90g which i am not too keen on adding him to due to the tank size and the 180g. The only issue is the fish in those tanks are WAYYYYY bigger than the naso and alot nastier. I know there will be fighting and the naso will come to an end like the 6 or so I have tried to add directly to the 180g.
How can I make him tougher? I need him to grow a set and become a normal fish. LOL I've been coddling him cause he was so tiny and cute but now that he is getting bigger he needs to have a forever home. I hate moving fish all over the place, I feel it just adds to the stress and potential for a dying fish is always there when stress is there.
Would adding a mean type of fish to the 60g work? The size is very limiting so not sure what i could add that might help him grow a thicker skin. The only fish I come up with are foxfaxes or rabbits and even then they arent known for being mean. I also have corals in there so no angels or coral eaters. hehe
Help, I am running out of time and really need to figure this all out before he becomes too too big for the 60g.
Thank you everyone!!!! Sorry it's so long, but as you mostly know already, I am very long winded.