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Old 11-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Blue hippo tang

How long do hippos hide? I bought a naso, hippo and a cleaner shrimp yesterday and the naso has been out and about but the hippo is no where to be seen? Current stock is 2 clowns, pj cardinal, and a yellow tang?


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Old 11-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #2
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How big is it? And what size tank?


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Old 11-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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110 and hes prob around 4ish inches. He comes out of his rock but only swims around it in the back and wont come completely to the front of the glass


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Old 11-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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My hippo tang hides almost instantly if I come near the tank. They are in my opinion the worst for being skittish. Give him more time and dont be suprised if he stays skittish with people around the tank. I've had mine for 4 years.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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My last hippo wasnt skittish at all and i Bought him when he was smaller so its kinda weird


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Old 11-25-2014, 02:00 AM   #6
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If I'm not mistaken you previously said your tank was 5' x 18" and measures to 150 US gal (110 imp gal). That being said you will still have very serious territorial issues with those large tangs in your small tank.

Rearranging some rock work may reset the territory clock on the yellow tang putting them all on equal ground, perhaps helping out the Hippo Tang.


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Old 11-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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No its 110 us gallons


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Old 11-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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Blue hippo tang

I guess I was confused with someone else's. What dimensions is your tank?


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Its 5 foot across 18 wide and 24 deep


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Old 11-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #10
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So as i see the tang coming out today i noticed some ich. What do i do? I have a cleaner shrimp in the tank. I know theres no way im going to catch him. Any options?


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