Just got my Hippo tang and he rarely comes out of hiding fearing that he won't eat and I know how they get.My yellow books *** whenever he sees me and the rest follows.Anyway to get them out more?It's like I don't have fish in there at all.
All of my tangs are skittish and they are in a big tank - the naso tang is tame now but it took a while. The yellow tang is just plain nuts and goes whacko in the tank for no reason, but I've had him over 3 years and he's in good shape. He's just nervous! Hang in there, I think it's just their nature to be shy and fearful.
I was at the lfs a few days ago, and they got a new shippment of tank raised yellow tangs and they were available from a 240 long Bb tank. There were about 17 of them. As soon as those tangs saw me, the went absoulutley Nuts. Swam at hig speed just to get away from me. Tangs are just worried, paranoid, skiddish animals, sort of like aquatic deer.