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Old 10-02-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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One Spot Foxface

I just recently (in the last two hours) added a naso tang and one spot foxface fish.

The naso seems fine, but the foxface will go from normal colors to loss of color and back and forth. I'm worried if he is ok and this is normal or if he may be dying.

Right now he is fine and swimming around, but he will do that for sometime and then go back under the rock as the picture shows below.

I have with them two clowns (one black and other orange), coral beauty, pajama cardinal, and a scooter blennie.

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It is the foxface's natural defense to change its colours (almost like an octopus). They will do so when angry or scared (the most common defense pattern is the 'spotted cow' they will turn almost all white with black blotches). Don't worry once she calms down she will look normal again. The only thing you need to look our for is black ich. For some reason foxfaces seem to be pron to black ich when stressed (like tangs are to white ich). I would suggest feeding her mysis shrimp soaked in garlic guard. Attach nori to a rock and place it close to the general area she likes to hide to encourage her to eat. I find that foxfaces are the easiest to train to eat right out of your hand, so it won't take long.
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Awesome, thanks
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Have your gotten your foxface to eat?
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Yes. He has been eating some flakes that I gave him soaked in garlic. I had actually thought he died this morning since it looked like he lost more color that usual but thrn moved as I went to get hime with the net.
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How is your foxy doing?
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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how big is your tank
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Foxy is doing great. Got her eating flakes and shrimp easily and she keeps her color for the majority of the time. Sadly, the fish that I thought was doing fine at first, the naso tang, died. It starved itself to death. Luckily though my LFS took him back and gave me full credit towards a kole tang.
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Zach - Its a 92 gallon corner tanks
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That might be too small for a foxface since they are active swimmers and grow to about 8'
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