Originally Posted by Felix T Cat
I added a coral beauty Saturday evening to my 90 gallon tank and I was worried that he might decide to nip at my corals but I wanted to give him a shot because he looked so unhappy at Petco.
His other tank mates are a medium yellow tang, a small hippo tang, single clown (yes I want to add more clowns so this one isn't lonely although it bonded to the hippo pretty well) lawnmower blenny and a strawberry basslet.
2 days later and he is still hiding in a cave corner under my rock wall. I can see him if I shine a light down into the corner and believe he is getting food when I feed the tank because the mysis are getting down into that area of the tank.
I've watched the tank and it doesn't appear that the tang is being a bully as he hangs out at the other end of the tank for the most part.
Any ideas or is this simply a matter of playing the waiting game for him to be bold enough to come out ?
Sheesh whats up with people not researching their fish today? I think your coral beuty is probably stressed by the active tangs. Your regal tang needs a 180 eventually, and i know its small now but that would really stress it, and most likely the other fish too. It is also recommended that the yellow has a 100-125. i hope you have an upgrade in the new future!
I hope your coral beuty doesnt end up nipping all of your corals..but the odds are not in your favor