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Old 02/02/2020, 10:14 PM   #1
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yellow tang seems to be not eating

I recently added 3 tangs to my tank. I already had 3 in there along with a few other fish and everybody is getting along and eating except 1 yellow tang. he is new and he has basically staked out a hiding place. whenever any other tang comes by, he whips out for a fight and runs back in. he is not the smallest tang in the tank, but he is the 2nd smallest. he gets along with everyone else, have a clownfish that he likes to get close to. these 3 new fish have been in there about a week now.

so my concern is that he doesnt come out to feed with the rest of the herd and he is looking skinny.

i was thinking about trying to catch him (not sure it would be that easy) and putting him in a acclimation box or another tank to get him eating.

he might be picking off algae or getting some floating scraps but he is definitely not coming out to eat.

any suggestions?

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Old 02/05/2020, 01:44 PM   #3
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Have you tried target feeding him? I'd also recommend trying Hikari Omega Enriched Brine Shrimp. Even the pickiest of my fish love the stuff. You could also try tying nori near his hidey hole.

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