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Old 01-28-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hippo tang

I just added a hippo tank to my tank. The tang is about the size of a quarter. For the first 3 days he seemed fine now today he is hiding in the corner. Is this a normal action for them.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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What size is the tank and what are his tankmates? How much live rock do you have and are there places for him to hide if needed?
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110g 80lbs of live rock. Tank mates are 2 clowns 1 coral beauty pygmy angle 1 3strip damsel 1 lemon goby 3 chromis. And yes plenty of hiding spots. Where she is now is where she goes when the lights go out and where she went from the day i put her in
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She is nipping at the algae around her just odd that today she is hidding
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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as long as the tang is eating steady and has the proper nutrition, i wouldnt think much of it. are you feeding algae sheets?
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I am feeding LFS Herbivore frenzy as well as a grazing disc. Which in the past 2 days she has been eating both. But not today
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I've used Kent's Extreme Garlic which helps stimulate appetite, you can put it directly into the water or soak food in it. Selcon is a good liquid vitamin you can get from Amazon which makes a nice soak too. I saw some of those Hippos that were about a nickel size at the LFS, so cute! Hope he does well....
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Yeah i know they are adorable. I think she just being shy today.
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Not getting harassed by the Damsel, right?
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Maybe you can grab some chaeto algae for her to hide in and maybe eat a little too? She's a baby.
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