Dissapeared tang?

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  1. Annoying

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    Hey

    I baught a tenneti tang (acanthurus tennenti) at the lfs. I added the fish into my main tank and it was eating but very shy (thaught it was normal). I saw the fish for three days and suddenly it was gone! I've been looking for 5 days now and can't find anything... It's propably dead by now but this is the second time I lost a tang in this matter. I only have a foxface, yellowtail damsel, african clown, cleaner wrasse and a regal (baught with the tenneti). A small rok anenome but not able to do damage... What could be the problem?:(
     
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  3. Yuri

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    do you have a cat
     
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    Hahaha nope... Luckily
     
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    Sorry to say it but disappearing fish seldom re-appear.
    New additions are always more susceptible to not finding a niche or somewhere quiet to chill at night and are hence subject to predation by large brittle stars, crabs etc that may not even be known to exist in a tank.
    Remains are seldom found either and a dead carcass can be `cleaned-up` in a matter of hours.
    Shy fish are best kept in a separate tank plumbed into the main display to ensure eating well and adjusted to the water parameters before entering into the arena as it were of the main tank.
     
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