foxface weird behaviour

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  1. pangolie

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    I have a 350l marine tank.all water params perfect for 2 weeks. Run a octo skimmer in sump with biocubes.500ml.no dsb. Bought a foxface yesterday. All good making himself at home and eating well.this morning hes just leaning against rock.very still.yellow body changing brown. Is this normal.was he sleeping. Im watching him now while I type and hes colour changed back to yellow again.

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    Hey there pangolie

    This is completely normal behavior for a foxface. When stressed or threatened (Like when cleaning the tank or when lights suddenly come on) they go lay still into a corner or against a rock go very dark and extend their venomous spines as a defense mechanism.

    But give it a couple of minutes to settle and they would just go straight back to normal. So no worries completely normal behavior.
     
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    Thanks bloodstone.yes I was just worried there a bit. Fox is swimming and eating well now. Gave me a skrik.lol thanx buddy.loving this fish already
     
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    Pajama colors.

    Sleeping, stressed, hiding, anything that might put him at risk and they can color change
     
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    Agree normal. I have a magnificent fox that swims upside down from time to time, been doing it for 12 months. Also swims normal. I assume this is also normal?
     
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    also have a magnificent. But not swimming upside down.
     
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