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Old 02-25-2005, 06:48 AM   #1
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Lost fish??

Hi all I bought a regal tang yesterday and it settled well into the tank. This morning it has disappeared?? I have looked everywhere no remains alive or dead?? Any ideas?
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how big is the tank and tang? Also, is your tank covered?

I have seen those fish lay on their side an hang underneath a rock, so I would bet that he's still in there. Put some nori on a clip and within a day or two i bet he show's himself.

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If not on the floor, I'll bet he's in there too.
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re lost fish

the tank is 4ft and the tang is only young and small. do you think some of the other fish could have eaten him. i have 3 clown fish, 1 keyhole angel 1 cleaner shrimp 1 boxer shrimp
yes my tank is covered
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Any crabs? I don't think those fish ate him. If he died from some other cause, the boxer (coral banded shrimp I presume) or hermits, if you have any might have done what they do. I still think he's in there or pieces of him if he didn't make thru the acclimation.

Bet he's under a rock, still afraid of the larger fish that were already there.

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I have seen those fish lay on their side an hang underneath a rock, so I would bet that he's still in there.
Try some garlic laced food too. That seems to get everybody in my tank out from their hiding places.
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regals can be very timd, he may see u before u see him, if u turn of the room lights and sit a distance from the tank u may see him swim about.
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