Video: FoxFace attacks Fighting Conch??

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  1. ReefMaster

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    Hi Guys,

    I had my camera setup and just in that moment I saw the Foxface 'attacking' the fighting conch who was on the glass or was he trying to peck some algae off the conch shell.... watch the video and you be the judge

    I only trimmed a segment as Foxy was at it for at least 10 minutes and then just gave up or had enough algae. If you look close enough you can see the teeth of the FoxFace which ive seen for the first time

    What are your thoughts on this

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    Here is a close up image of the Fighting Conch

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    i have to say i think he thought that part of the shell was algae as he never went for exposed flesh
     
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    The conch was against the glass and in a way protected by his shell, the gap was too small to get to any flesh. With this being a first time occurance, I would put it down to going after some algae as its not a normal behaviour to attach flesh
     
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    No doubt in my mind that it was a mistaken identity.... check the color of the mantil and insides of the animal... looks green to me ;)
     
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    Incase anyone is interested, here is a pic of the Fighting conch from another perspective

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