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Old 11-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Sailfin is a jerk

So I have a sailfin tang that's a jerk, he is picking on my swallowtail and i don't want to loose my fish. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking about putting him in the refugium for a few days. Would that be safe?
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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What size tank is it? And did you just add the swallowtail?
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My tank is a 80 gallon and I just got the swallowtail yesterday
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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How bad is the bullying? My sailfin never messed with any of my new additions but for some reason after i added a tiger watchman goby he nipped the crap out of it until it died. Dont know what compelled him to. A timeout in the sump might help if its just trying to show its dominance.
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Yeah it's pretty bad he does that with all of my new fish he is just showing whose boss and he usually stops after like a week or two but I don't think my swallowtail will last that long they are just so delicate. My refugium is pretty small and I'm scared that it will be two small for the sailfin but i just don't want to loose my swallowtail
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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Being as the tank is so small that might be an issue that is contributing to the bullying. How large is the sailfin?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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Yea ive done it on two occasions (in fuge). Once for my female clown for 2 weeks and she had a good attitude adjustment after that. Another for a large foxface for 2 weeks (only because it turned on my corals and i tried to re home it. After a week the foxface just seemed miserable. If you do, i wouldnt leave it in there for more than a few days to a week.
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My sailfin is about 3 -4 inches
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