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Old 10-06-2003, 11:54 PM   #1
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i have a kole tang that chases my chromis around trying to eat the poop hanging from their "butts" he also eats the poop that comes out of the corals. this is not normal, right?
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While we find it disturbing, it is fairly normal.
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i saw a hippo tang at the LFS chasing around some clownfish eating the poop as they pooped it
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that's what mine does except he harrases them while they are trying to "go". I just thought it was weird since he's a vegetarian.
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lol, well lets just say that they help disolve the waste of others.
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that's what mine does except he harrases them while they are trying to "go". I just thought it was weird since he's a vegetarian.
Poop is mainly vegetable leftovers, haha (at least for humans). We can't break down the plant cell walls (cellulose i believe), so what we poop out is mainly the tougher parts of the plants (the outside stem of the broccoli, etc) So technically, what they poop out should be mainly made up of vegatable.
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:21 AM   #7
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Even though most would consider the Kole a vegetarian, they also need a high protien in thier diet. You might want to add Mysis to his diet or even try spectrum pellets & Formula II pellets so he can pick at them.
I am not sure how long you have had your Kole but I find the longer I have mine the more meaty food he wants to eat. I have had mine for almost 3 years & they can become aggressive with tank mates.

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