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Old 12-31-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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Just added new yellow tang but...

Hi guys I just got my new tiny little yellow tang today. He is doing great and swimming around after I put it in my tank. Except when I go near the tank it will hide behind the rockworks. I tried to feed him but he just won't come out. I am worry that he might starve to death. But when I go away from the tank it will start coming out and eat some algae off the rockworks. Any idea how long will he get used to the tank and take the food I feed him? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Normal for them until they get use to their surroundings. Put some nori on a clip for it.
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every fish is different so its hard to say... Most take a few days to settle in others could be longer. Get a veggie clip and some Nori (sushi wrap) and hand it in the tank for him. That way it is getting food and you do not need to be next to the tank.
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Sorry to sound stupid what is a "veggie clip" or "clip"? thanks.
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:11 AM   #5
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the lfs sell them, plastic clip with a suction cup on them to stick on the glass.. Or you can rubberband a piece of nori to some lr rubble..
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Seaham is right on. Adding nori is important and he'll love it. Here is what I use as well as a link to a veggie clip so you know what to look for. Good luck.
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Just adding to this - nori will also keep his color up and help his immune system.

Also, my yellow tang has always been shy. He still hides when I approach the tank. But once I stick my hand in and remove the veggie clip, he knows what time it is and actually swims around my hand - even touching it sometimes. So, the nori may also help keep him interested in staying in front of the tank as well.

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I would put a bag over my head so he could not see me. but he will get over his shyness soon
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Maybe there's a fish that intimidates the yellow tang? I know that they shyness happens in the course of a few days to a few weeks. But if there's like a trigger swooshing across the tank a lot, your tang will hide to death. My opinion.
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ya the clip will work and if u dont have nori like when i run out, some romaine lettace will also do the trick to hold him off mine will eat the hole thing in a few days with the help of my coral beauty who seems to like it also???is that wierd..lol
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