Stupid Regal tang giving me stress!!!!!

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  1. ziyaadb

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    So i bought a nice healthy Regal tang from a fellow reefer. The damn fish is lodging himself in between the rocks and cant come out. It happened yesterday and the wife moved the rocks and got him out and again today she phoned me to tell me that he is again stuck and she must rescue the bugger, he is stuck in the same place. I gota now rearrange that rock pile so that the fish does not get stuck there again. AAARRGG stupid damn fish.

    Anyone care to share stories about stupid fish as well?
     
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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    are you sure its stuck and not just hiding/sleeping?
     
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    well my regal does the exact same thing,goes into the tiniest gap and go sleeps/lays ther.
    looks as if he is stuck,but he just chills ther
     
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    FW tank but a fish dug under a rock and when i was cleaning the tank it got buried under the gravel and just its tail was sticking out.. amazingly its still alive!
     
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    mine often rests in a particular spot, at first i was also worried that he was stuck but it appears to be his hiding spot. after a week or so once he was used to the new environment he stopped going there all the time, only sleeps there now.

    perhaps yours is just a bit stressed? maybe 'rescuing' him all the time is just causing him to be more stressed, and prolonging the process?

    let's see what the gurus say
     
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    Spot on;)
     
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    thanks guru :p
     
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    Dont stress dude. I keep calling my regal stupid and the missus doesnt like it. It does stupid thing like wedge itself inbetween the rocks all the time. Always manages to wiggle himself free. They can be silly sometimes so done worry its normal.
     
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    mine was literraly stuck could not come out rock was under his tail. need to sell him as the yellow and saifin giving him stress
     
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    ziyaadb, how big is your regal tang? im looking for a juvinile one...hehe, found two, they were going for R150, but I couldnt take them...
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    mine is about 10 cm and really really healthy if by the weekend he is not settled in will sump him and put him for sale. reallly beautiful fish
     
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    Most Regals seem to wedge themselves in between the rocks.
    They lie on their side at night. Dont stress and I hope you find a good home for him soon.
     
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    put a mirror on the one short side for a few days. They will then chase themselves and cool down
     
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    Mine always weged himself between the syphon and the tank!! I gave up worrying and he was fine.
    Just got a hell of an alge and plant growth problem now he has gone to Rob's tank
     
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    so this fish is really crazy we have named her GETUK(slang for crazy) this morning as i was lookinh for her i cant see her anywhere in the tank. wife tells me she died as she is IN in overflow. I get the tongs to pull her out and lo and behold she darts back into the tank.
    GETUK i tell u GETUK
     
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