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    hipo tang hides why

    i added a bristle star 4 days ago and the hippo hides like a chicken why.comes out to eat and runs back in the rocks why?.

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    tangs are shy...is he fairly new to the tank ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    the tang is about 2.5 weeks addition,and added 4 days ago the brittle star,maybe he is scared?tried garlic extract on myssis but no go trring flke alge he goes.why

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    Hippo Tangs are the most emotionally sensitive tang there is. It is not at all unusual for it to act this way for weeks. The fact that it comes out to eat means that it is healthy and simply waiting to become more comfortable with its's surroundings. Don't worry about it AT ALL! It WILL come out eventually, but they are always shy when people are around the tank. Pull up a chair, sit back and you will see him come out more. They are great fish and worth the wait!!
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    thanks everyone

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