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Old 12-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Tang vs Foxface

Tried moving alot of rocks around in my tank to avoid my Yellow Tang from knifing my Foxface.Even tried keeping him away from him with some tongs. I had to put a piece of plexiglass in the tank to protect the Foxface.I thought being venomous he could hold his own.Has anyone out there had a problem with a gangster Tang??
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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I have a yellow tang living peacefully with a fox face! I'm surprised that a tang would attack a fox-face, they are known to live with predatory fish like triggers and lions due to there venomous defence mechanism
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I have a Coral Beauty ,3Clowns and 4 Damsels in the tank and he never harasses any of them.Im hoping my Foxface survives the night,I turned all the lights off in the room to help him recuperate.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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ive also got a yell0ow tang and foxface..... they live in peace together. but they have grown up with each other for about 5 years now.

is the foxface new? and how big of a tank do you have?

yellow tangs can be really aggressive to newcomers.... especially
to fish that are the same color or same shape
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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butttttt..... with my yellow tang.... the moment I put a new fish in the tank it's like prison rules and the new one gets bashed for a solid few days/weeks then when it learns it's place they are all best of friends lol
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Thats funny alco1.....hope that happens in my case,just paid 37 bucks for that fish!!
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Oh yea,the Foxface is new and my tank is 125 gallons with plenty of places to hide.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #8
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lol 37??? that's soooo cheap.... here in Australia the average price for foxface at my LFS is about 50-70 lol

yea if that yellow tang is brutally beating on the foxface non stop, you could try putting a mirror or a picture of a yellow tang on the side of the glass and give the yellow tang another challenge and hopefully it'll stop attacking the foxface

foxfaces don't really attack others that much.... they really just cop the beating and only use their spikes if a fish is going to eat them
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I paid $40 in Canada, still your going to love him and when acclimated he will be
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #10
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lol dam Australia and their high prices!!!
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