Sailfin Tang Problems???

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by bothabear, 21 Jul 2013.

  1. bothabear

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    Hi all.
    I have a sailfin tang which has been in my tank for about two months.
    A few days ago I realised that one of his side fins looks like he has been in a fight.
    He is eating normally and appears happy.
    However as you can see from the time I am posting this I am unsure of a certain behaviour.
    Watching him for the last hour, with my tanks moonlight on, all he does is swim up and down the width of the tank along is front glass.
    All the other fish are hiding in the reef as per normal.
    Is this something I should worry about or is it normal?
     
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  3. carlosdeandrade

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    Any other tangs in the tank, was he added after other tangs?
    Give us a list of fish, he might be being bullied, or maybe stressed from not having a "sleep spot?"
     
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  4. bothabear

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    No other tangs.

    2 x false peculiar clowns
    1 x purple Dotty back
    1 x fox face
    He was added at the same time as the fox and they seem to be friend as they are always together.
    I changed my rock layout in the tank about 2 days ago.
    Was thinking of changing it back today but taking the fish out before doing it this time.
     
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    switch off the moonlights, and go 2 to 3 hours after all the household lights got switched off. Use a weak flashlight with a red plastic cover (same as those around chocolates).
    And check what he does then. Maybe the bit of moonlights and possible room lights is bothering him
     
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