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Old 09-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Pulsing xenia

Have tangs been known to eat this coral ?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I dont believe so
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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I've had a purple tang that picked at my gsp & Xenia. I've seen a lot that don't tho.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Just checked my GSP's , they also have been nipped at .
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Just checked my GSP's , they also have been nipped at .
It's all on the fish personality sounds like you have that 1 out of 10 tang that likes to munch on corals. I'd try to keep him full on seaweed all the time or trade him out for a different one.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Just seen my damsel eating them .......
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #7
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I have about 7 or 8 small (3-4") frags of Kenya Tree and I have never seen my Yellow tang nipping at them. I also have a large Green Star Polyp (appx 12"x6") that he never touches. Sounds to me like he isn't getting enough food. I'm not saying to feed him more, just whenever you feed him, watch and see how much he actually eats. Maybe he has a more "expensive taste" for Xenias...lol
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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I have about 7 or 8 small (3-4") frags of Kenya Tree and I have never seen my Yellow tang nipping at them. I also have a large Green Star Polyp (appx 12"x6") that he never touches. Sounds to me like he isn't getting enough food. I'm not saying to feed him more, just whenever you feed him, watch and see how much he actually eats. Maybe he has a more "expensive taste" for Xenias...lol
Try putting nori or another algae on a clip for it to nip at throughout the day tangs need to graze
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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The problem was a damsel from hell , i ended up removing all my Rock to get the lil bugger out .
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Tangs rarely eat the polyps, but they do peck around at them trying to remove tasty bits of algae. Buy some Nori from a Chinese market and they will grow fat and lazy.
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