A New Addition in the Tank! A New Guy is in Town!

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!

Tang and his friends

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.

More views of fish going about their business

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!

Tang Scoop is in the center and getting acclimated with his new friends

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, Trigger and Clown are giving me the warning to stay away.
Lovely photo of Tang, Sargent Major, Wrasse and Clown fish

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!

Please come back again for more posts about whatever pops into my already overcrowded head. You are always welcome.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to A New Addition in the Tank! A New Guy is in Town!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Aren’t they beautiful and entertaining! I’m glad they seem to be getting along, now that the pecking order is established. How human is that!

  2. Tank you for sharing your fish! ❤

  3. Beautiful fish! I love saltwater aquariums.

  4. Victoria Zigler says:

    I really love hearing about the occupants of your tank, so thanks for sharing about them again.

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