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my foxface tang is being a lil ******* eating my corals what would make them get aggressive and what can I do to tame his lil butt down he is way to quick to catch and got way too much stuff to rip apart to get him
 

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every site says they are reef safe but he is showing a lot of aggresion!
 

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Well, considering they are not tangs. Also, they can be know to be a little difficult in a reef. How long have you had him? If it has been a day or two, he needs more time...
 

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I have had him a month I switched up the tanks live rock to confuse him on where everything is but he is still nipping the funny thing is that the guy I bought all the fish and everything from had him for years and never had an issue he said its new to him very weird behavior I guess. if they are not tangs then what are they? same fish same coral same everything he had before nothing new...
 

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and is it true that if he is under fed he will nip at coal as food?
 

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They are rabbitfish , i'm not sure about them being nippers am just quessing it's kind of like dwarf angel once a nipper always a nipper
 

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had 2 one spot fox faces that I needed to rehome because of eating coral. The second one was fine for a long time before he started killing the coral
 

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I would say to feed him more. I havent had mine that long, but I almost always have a piece of seaweed "rubber-banded" to a small piece of rock and that way he can munch on that when he wants. He's never bothered my corals...yet. They are rabbitfish like lilad said, but Im pretty sure they are a relative of tangs.
 

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I agree with bud your either not feeding him enough or supplying enough seaweed.. Yes at times they will nip at corals but if feed well you should have no issues..
 

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I tried feeding him more and unfortunate for him he had to go but I did not want to pull my tank apart to do that so I was instructed by the previous owner around feeding time to take a 2 liter cut it in 2/3 and get the nipple part cut it just enough for the fish to get in it then flip it inside the 2 litter and put food in it then stick it in the tank so it is in the tank but enough air to keep it afloat so it didn't sink and I caught him in less then 2 hours he was the first to sniff it out and in it then I snagged him out and put him in the 25 gal over flow tank, he is peeved right now lol but the coral can breath as they are safe again and I am happy!!!!
 

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and I will be taking him to a pet store and trading him for either live rock or a smaller fish I am thinking a six line wrasse what is your opinion on that?
 

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Sounds good..
 

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<img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/4/1/9/1/9/img_2283.jpg" alt="My Tank 4" /> i hope you can see it boy he hsn't moved either he is mad as all get out!!!
 
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