Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Usergroup
    Members
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Activity
    04-03-2009 1:55 AM
    Posts
    3

    Blue Hippo Tang Not Swimming

    We just got a blue hippo tang 2 days ago and it was supposed to be a small one, but I think it is more on the tiny side (approximately 1 inch). Since we got her, she has hid in the live rock and she won't come out. She came out a couple times the first day, but has since hidden in the rock.

    Is this normal for a new tang? Should we be concerned that she is sick?

    Any input will be GREATLY appreciated!





  2. #2
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Catpicklesdog's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Alison
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Telford, UK
    Last Activity
    02-02-2013 7:57 AM
    Posts
    4,210
    Blog Entries
    13
    Some fish can take a while to settle in. Did you quarantine her?



  3. #3
    Building a fishroom... fsn77's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    SC
    Last Activity
    11-22-2014 3:55 PM
    Posts
    3,050
    Blog Entries
    7
    How was it acclimated?
    Does it come out when you feed the other fish? (if there are other fish)
    Do you have some nori / seaweed clipped in the tank for it to graze on if it happens to come out?
    Can you see where it is hiding in the rockwork? If so, does it appear particularly stressed? (breathing heavy, colors washed out, etc. -- anything that doesn't seem to look right about it)

    Tangs can be particularly sensitive, and some may look near death while in a bag or being transported. However, they tend to perk back up and be fine within a reasonably short period of time once they make it to the tank.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My New Hippo Tang keeps swimming in the corner!!
    By tamz273 in forum Surgeonfish
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-22-2008, 7:40 AM
  2. Baby hippo tang hosting coral?
    By missc4 in forum Surgeonfish
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-20-2007, 1:52 AM
  3. Blue Hippo Tang Question
    By danielmanlee in forum Surgeonfish
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-10-2007, 8:37 PM
  4. Hippo Tang
    By Juthunter28 in forum Surgeonfish
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-09-2004, 11:06 PM
  5. hippo or blue tang
    By jessie in forum Surgeonfish
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-05-2004, 10:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •