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Old 03-08-2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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Hey I just added my first few fish and they are all hiding is this normal? And if so when will they come out?
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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It is normal , they are stressed , when adding a new fish it is best to leave the lights out for the day (when we add them it is in the evening just before lights out . I am able to get them in and add the water that I used in drip acclimation with only a minute or 2 to spare then the lights are out ) They need to feel safe in thier new surroundings and will hide till they are sure some big boogie man isnt gonna make them snack . Give them a day or 2 they should be fine .
BTW what kind of fish did you add , how many and what size tank , and are their any other inhibatants in the tank already?
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I agree, some fish take a little while to get used to their new home.
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Could you please fill out your info section. What did you add?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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hey I cant find the info section I just see where to upload pictures which I will do soon but how do I fill out the info section?

Until then I tell you what I got to start a Blue eye tang, pinkface wrasse I think the guy at the LFS said it was a rainbow wrasse but I think he is wrong, and 2 black clown fish. And my wrasse still hasnt come out and I cant find him its driving me crazy. The tang is hiding but comes out every once in a while and the two clown fish are out and about.

Also I went to one of my LFS and was going to get my fish from them but when I went in to finally get the fish i saw a dead naso tang at the bottom being nipped at. So I told one of the workers and he was like ehh whatever. So thats when I left.
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Hmm...never heard of a blue eye tang. I have heard of that name used in confusion with another tang, dont remember what it ended up being though.

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What size tank?
How did you acclimate?
What are your water parameters?
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Ya I havnt heard of it either but thats what the guy at the LFS said it was?
And I have a 46 gallon bow that finished its cycle a few days ago useing the raw shrimp. Thanks for the help guys!
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Hmm that tank is likely to be too small for that tang. How big is the tang?
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I would check your water parameters. Adding that many fish to a newly cycled tank could cause problems. It your beneficial bacteria will have to catch up the the much larger bioload.
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