ok... 3 days ago i put a blue tang back into my tank after qt
a few days ago that was still weak (see the thread after qt
main tank concerns for reference)...
I come in from work today to find my blue tang on his side on the sand... he looked dead, so i went in the tank with the net to scoop him out... well, he wasn't dead. he darted on his side straight into my green carpet anemone.. the anemone grabbed him and wouldn't let go. I tried to get the anemone to let him go by trying to pry him off with the net, but it had a death grip on him. The blue tang was turning pale white, so I had some feeding tongs that i use to feed the anemone on the top of the tank, so i grabbed the tang by his back fin and pulled him out of the anemone.
The tang was stuck to the anemone for roughly 30 seconds. The pics show just how dangerous an anemone sting is to a fish.
The tang is pretty much dead now (I don't see him making it through the night.. Crazy stuff.