Yellow Tang

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish Forum' started by seabear, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. seabearValued MemberMember

    I have never seen a fish have so much personality! I got my yellow tang today, and she is swimming everywhere and acting hyper! LOL
  2. Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    Typical yellow tang behavior very active fish constantly swimming about.
  3. seabearValued MemberMember

    She is all over the place. Very fast swimmer!!
  4. Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    What's your tank mate plans?
  5. seabearValued MemberMember

    Not really sure yet. Im for sure getting a blue hippo tang
  6. Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    Blue hippos require at least a 180 gallon tank and require expert care and are very susceptible to many diseases more so than other fish. Do some research you don't want a hippo tang.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
  7. seabearValued MemberMember

    Is it normal for this yellow to swim up and then back down and over and over again?
  8. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    It is called glass surfing and it is usually associated with stress.
    If I do not remember wrongly you had a rough start with some Ocellaris in an uncycled tank. How did it all went now? Did you cycle the tank?
    I would suggest you to check the water parameters to discard stress from them. If your water parameters are fine then I would just let him be, maybe he is just acting like that because he is getting to know his new home. If the odd behavior continues then you should start looking for signs of disease or anything that may be causing stress.
    And I would not suggest you to get blue tangs, they are beatiful fish but they are super delicate and need an enormous tank size.
  9. seabearValued MemberMember

    Nitrite: 0
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrate: 5
    pH: 8.2
    kH: 11
    Salinity: 1.024
  10. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Your water parameters look pristine, they are beatiful to look at lol.
    Mmm, give him some time, you added him recently right? He may just be acclimating (I guess you drip acclimated him right? Even then it may take some more time to fully feel at home ). If the odd behaviour continues then come back to us.
  11. seabearValued MemberMember

    Yeah, I got her today. I acclimated her also
  12. Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    I agree he likely just needs some time to settle in and adjust.