I wanted to share with you the newest addition to our saltwater tank. He appears to be happy in his new home, a Tang. I’m not sure of his official title – some type of yellow scoops tang?
We have seven fish in the tank at a time in a 90-gallon saltwater tank. We do lose a few here and there as they age or are attacked by the more aggressive ones. We always check carefully with the store where we purchase these fish to ensure that this does not happen. But Clown is the one who causes most of the trouble. He may look cute and innocent but he is anything but! Sigh!
In the photo above Tang or Scoop which we nicknamed him is in the middle surrounded by Foxface (yellow with black face), Sargent Major (black & white stripes), Clown fish (orange & white stripes), and Wrasse (green with yellow tale). He is surrounded by his fellow inhabitants of this new home. They are still checking him out in this photo. But since then he has been accepted though the Clown fish is still keeping him in his view. Clown fish are very territorial and fierce. We keep a watch on Clown too and scold him when he gets too aggressive to new fish we introduce into the tank.
Notice in above photo that Picasso Trigger black and white is being watched by Clown above him. This area in the tank has been claimed by Clown and his mate who is behind the rocks guarding their territory. These two only come out to chase other fish away from this area. They do this because they build a nest for their young. In this tank if they do spawn their offspring will be eaten by them or other fish before we can rescue them. I haven’t notice any eggs though since they have been here. If we could rescue the eggs we would have to have another tank that is a certain temperature to keep them viable.
Each time we add another fish to the tank the larger Clown comes out and chases the new fish around the tank to let it know he is in charge. They do fear him because of his aggressive nature. He looks so innocent but he is fearless. He doesn’t like me when I scold him. I bet he would love to take a bite if I put my fingers in the tank. Yikes!
Notice the clown fish in the middle keeping everyone on edge. Foxface has had a taste of Clown’s ire and keeps away. He is above everyone else near the top of the tank in the back.
Wrasse and Clown are getting cozy in the photo above. I think Wrasse is telling Clown a secret about the new fish. Ha! They love to gossip.
Thank you for stopping by to read this post and learn about the new addition to our tank. I hope you enjoyed my photos of our pets. They didn’t like being photographed though. I guess they have had enough of me snapping away all times of the day. Sigh! I can be quite a pest at times!
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