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Old 11-25-2008, 08:37 AM   #11
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Give him time to acclimate and he'll come out more

As for sleeping on his side, blue tangs have been known to do that, doesn't mean he's dying...but keep an eye on it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:34 PM   #12
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thanks everyone. I'm seeing more of this behaviour but have also seen more movement too. My Blue Tang now moves around the tank, picks at seaweed on a clip, and tries to nip at pellets that are falling or hit the ground. As Justin says they have small mouths and I see it actually take smaller pellets whole. Then at night it gets into its fearful routine - which sounds pretty normal from everyone else's experience. I too have moved rock around to see if it was alive. Funny thing though . . . it seems to get under a rock and lie on its side in the evening; and then comes out to swim or eat when I turn the lights on in the AM. Sounds more like normal human behaviour - you know to lie down on your side and go to sleep at night under the sheets.
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