I've been saying I needed to add my yellow eye kole from QT
soon. In order to do that, I was going in to re-arrange the 90 lbs of rock, get the yellow tang out of the main, and put him in QT
while the yellow eye got situated. Whilst this was happenning, I was also going to remove my foxface rabbitfish and return him to the LFS
Anyway, I turned on some ceiling track lights above the tank this morning, and lo and behold the yellow tang kinda drifted out from behind the rocks, seemingly blind and swam right into my net. A friend told me once that they are virually blind when lights first go on. Seems very true now. Wish the foxface did the same. Still looks like I'll have to disassemble to get him. Planning on it anyway for more coral perches.
Now I'm thinking that I'll trade the big yellow in for a smaller one. The big one is very agressive towards the foxface (why not? Yellow, similar body shape), but lately has been picking on my brittle star too. I think he's just mean.
Maybe a new, smaller yellow tang in after 3 weeks, after the yellow eye kole estabishes himself. Might work better. I guess it's a crap shoot for whether the new, smaller yellow tang might get nasty too in later years, huh?
Opinions? Would you keep the big yellow after a 3 week timeout in QT
, or stick with the plan to replace him with a small one - probably half the size of the yellow eye kole?