Fox face behaviour

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  1. Omnitank

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    I have a Fox-face (Rabbit fish) which I had seen nipping at my Anemones. Is it normal? I understand that they are reef safe, but although this guy is about two years in the tank, I've only recently introduced an anemone. Should I be worried about this?
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    not normal.

    Which fox face is it?
     
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    Mine looks like it is nipping my pin cushions but if I look closer he is eating I thin slime like substance
     
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    Fox faces can nip at certain lps and soft corals, I have that likes to eat my GSP. Anemone is new to me. Increase it's feeding of Nori, it should stop nipping at your corals.
     
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    My majestic and blackspot is fighting,why would that be ?
     
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    They are cospecific, they will fight.
     
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    can I also hijack the topic? Will a powder blue tang fight with an atlantic blue. They different in shape. @mala1610 that slime substance is algae that the pin cushion is getting rid of by shedding it, so it seems the fox face is helping to remove it. I do stand corrected though.
     
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    It must be algae ... My pin cusion still opens and does not seem to be affected by the fox face
     
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    Slime substance is just the pin cushions mucous shedding. They usually expel mucous for protection or when they are irritated.
     
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    Sometimes they feed on the mucus that some corals shed.
     
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