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PostSubject: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 1:09 pm

I ve had one for about 3 months now and recently I realized he doesn't have the same colors that he should.Every time I see a pic or video of one they look little diff then mine.Mine doesn't have the colors no black on back little red on top no yellow on fin.Is he not healthy or am I doing something wrong.I feed him mostly seaweed.I just don't know.He's just not as pretty as he should be.perameters are good trates a little high but not that bad
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how big is the tank he is in?
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 1:43 pm

What is the tank setup, size, LR, other inhabitants? All these things would help. Sounds like he is stressed out from something.
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 1:58 pm

It would be best to offer him plenty planktonic style foods (nori, live algae, mysis, brine, formula foods,new spectrum etc.) these fish are more planktivorous than some other rabbitfishes.
also need more info on tank size tank mates when you say your params are good what are they? it could be stress fading. try soaking his food in selcon and garlic and mix his diet up a bit. I just mixed up arcti pods, rods food,mysis, brine,phyto garlic,selcon and a half of sea vegi sheet for my guys.


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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 2:48 pm

125g amm0 trites0 trates50 I think my yellow tang or damsels might pick on him.I know he and the tang don't care for each other.he's always trying to bite my mean tang then tang scalpes him.could be stress from tang,but he never had full color when i got him.(mail order)
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 2:52 pm

did you quarantine him?
coudl be from the tang!
also do what cwhip mentioned!
try more foods
i know for a fact they love nori!
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 2:56 pm

nitrates of 50 is a bit high. yes he could be stressed does his color change when you first turn the lights on? was he added after the tangs? if its the tangs that are stressing him the only way to change that is to either change your scape so no fish has a territory or take the offending fish out for a few days then reintroduce him to the tank. if the fish looked like that when you got him he may also need a better variety of foods to help him color up. how long have you had him?

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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 2:57 pm

says 3 months
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 3:00 pm

I would say he was stressed from shipping then you put him in with a fish that picks on him and stressed him further and also don't vary his diet. Sounds like a stressed out fish to me.
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 3:01 pm

lol yes it does! hmm you'd think they would have gotten over the territory issues by now.
can you post a pic of this fish?

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yeah, after the tang.He blotches up once in a while like they all do.And when the kids are jumping around.still a little skittish
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 3:11 pm

I did quarintine (always)for only a week though I ve tried different foods ,but he really love the seaweed so that's what i give he is stressed I don't know from what though.He's pretty much all white and no color
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 3:21 pm

soak his food in selcon and garlic that will help his immunity as well as feeding a varied diet and if you can move a few rocks around honestly if the Tang wanted him gone he would be dead by now. I had a YB hippo Tang use his spike and ripped the belly of my male Anthias while I watched needless to say he killed him in the 1st week.sadly things like this happen we keep differant species from all over the world in one box and expect them to get a long.
heres the pic this started as a one inch slice and turned into this.
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PostSubject: Re: ?'s about Magnificent foxface   ?'s about Magnificent foxface Icon_minitime2/16/2011, 3:24 pm

this was a full grown male about 6 inches long and he had a harem of females after he died one of the females changed her sex and is now the male with no issues from the tangs at all.

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