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melissa - 2009-04-16
I have a juvenille blue morph tang and a juvenille lipstick tang. I just got the lipstick tang two weeks ago. At first everything was doing well, but today I noticed that the blue morph tang was attacking the eyes of my lipstick tang, and the blue morph is a lot smaller. I don't know what to do. I also have two nemos, a manderine, hermits, two star fish, and two sea urchins in a 75 gallon tank. All of the fish are small so I didn't think that I have too many already. Please someone help me find out what is wrong>

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  • brian - 2011-11-12
    As many have pointed out or if you do some research you will quickly find out that your tank is way too small for this fish. I have a naso tang in a 300 gallon tank with other tangs and he is doing fine only because he has his own hiding space in a large 35 lb rock in one area of the tank. I would not buy this fish unless you have a tank of 150 gallons or more. Naso tangs are territorial and need a lot of swimming space, otherwise they starve themselves out of the equation.
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Rajee - 2010-03-10
My Boxfish is attacking the goldfish wings. How to avoid it.

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  • Jim Jones - 2010-03-18
    ??? Goldfish Wings?? If you mean a freshwater goldfish then you are mistaken on your Boxfish, and Boxfish are exclusivley saltwater. You might be talking about a freshwater puffer, and unfortunatley, dangling things will always be picked at (had a saltwater puffer "eat" the stingers of a lionfish and died... he couldnt resist.
  • roywilson - 2012-07-11
    Maybe you need feed small crab's 'earthworm's or? maybe because the goldfish is small. In fact boxfish are predator. They eat smaller fish when it's angry. You should get a female boxfish or? get some more fish. I suggiest get other pufer fish
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-12
    Try re-arranging the tank and make the Boxfish focus on looking for a new territory.
Dj Orion - 2007-08-27
I just got a yellow spotted boxfish the other day and added it to my tank. The tank is occupied with a long horned cowfish, porcupine puffer, dogface puffer, queen angel and blue spotted puffer. Once the boxfish entered the tank, the dogface immediately attacked it. This dogface has never attacked anything before, so I am doubting their compatibility. I quickly removed the dogface from the tank, and placd him on a frying pan. (just kidding) But I would be extra careful on what fish to keep with this one.

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daniel - 2011-12-28
I have a large pair of Tomato clownfish and a small lemon peel mimic tang. Today the female clown had the Tang in her mouth. I had to thump her to get her to let go. Why do you guys think the clown would attack the tang like that?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-29
    Tomato or Red Clownfish, Amphiprion frenatus, can be an agressive fish and have a tendency to become more agressive as they mature. If a fish will fit in another fishes mouth, chances are it will.
  • DreamReefer - 2012-07-11
    I used to have 2 clowns that would nip tank-mate's tails off and then drag them into their anemone, usually at night. It took us nearly a year to figure out where our fish were disappearing to. Anyhow, damsels can be aggressive, especially toward a small, defensless Mimic-Tang. I suggest keeping everyone well fed. Eventually, your Mimic Tang will grow it's little tail spurs and the clown will quit.
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allison - 2012-07-06
My sister has a cleaner wrasse in her tank for years now. I usually study up on fish that I plan to purchase but didn't this one and purchased one today. I thought is was dead because it was curled up in a shell. It wasn't dead but I wish the seller had told me they don't usually survive. They never said a word about it. My levals are great and I have I hope plenty of fish for it to clean. Ill say a prayer for my new fish as I always do when adding a new fish to my aquarium.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-07
    Sounds like you know what you are doing.  I am sure he will do well.  The issue is usually the fishh keeper not giving proper care.
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jonathan plate - 2012-07-02
I just gotten clarks clown fish one of them is swimming down tothe bottom of the tank. I was just wondering is that normal for their type of speices?

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jason - 2011-10-09
Just wondering were am I able to purchase one of these beautiful fish as I live in Australia?

gerald felipe - 2008-03-16
I've had a shark egg for 6 weeks and it did not hatch yet. I wonder if it is going to hatch.

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  • Maddy - 2012-04-15
    It ussally takes about 3 to 4 monthes till it hatches
Stephen Troester - 2011-08-10
Hey, I got a bamboo shark and today when I did a water change it started acting strange swimming in loops and I have to sit by the tank because it lands on its back. I'm hoping it's just something that will go away cus Bruce was just fine till I did the water change.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-10
    Usually something like that is because of stress or the conditions of the tank. Check the water, temperature PH etc and make sure all is OK. Attached is Animal World Article which summarizes various diseases but also behavior things. Scroll down and look up symptoms and recommended treatment is there. OK?
  • Anonymous - 2011-08-14
    Well sad to say it died and my blue tang died and a camel shrimp died as well it was because I got a fish that was ill and had tb and fin rott and ich and I went by the instructions on the bottle and on the second day of treatment is when all hell broke out it was that nox ich treatment but my cc seastar, clown fish, damsel, snowflake eel, big camel shrimp, hermit crabs, sally light foot, all seem to be doing well. I'm just glad I didn't lose all my fish. P.s. if you get a fish that has a sunk in stomach and won't compete for food get it out it has tb which can wipe out an aquarium in days.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-17
    Did you have an ammonia spike?
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-17
    Most meds kill sharks
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Tony - 2004-01-15
Hello, I have an 2inch long old wife and it sometimes eats plankton. It is not taking flakes, but I hope it will soon.


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