Purple Tang now in the DT after QT. Super shy fish even in QT by himself. In the QT, he is eating nori & PE pellets, but once diatoms (or whatever is brown algae like) grows in the QT, he is grazing on that and ignore the nori. Now in the DT, he seems much happier , dotting in and out btw the rocks when i'm not near the tank. Otherwise, he will be hiding in the rocks. Started grazing a few hours after introduce in the tank. He is not going after the pellets yet.
Other tankmates includes 6 chromis, 1 azure and 2 clowns. No sign of aggression. One of the larger clowns pick on the smaller one, as show of dominance. No injury per say, but in the last 2-3 months, the smaller one stop growing and the larger one is getting bigger by the day. I observed this behavior in my last pair of clowns that lasted 15+ years. There is 1 dominant fish that is twice the size. The azure is not picking on anyone. This is a good sign.
The chromis however is turning to wimp after i install the lights. I have the light set to very low intensity (~20W each). They used to happily swim around the tank, and now hides 90% behind the rock and only comes out for food. I was concern the azure is picking on them, but i did not see any aggression. In fact, during feeding, the chromis are dominating and azure only get "crumbs" that sink down and miss by the chromis. Hope the chromis will be brave again. The tank look empty with just the clowns and azure dotting around.
I still have 2 more azure ( known aggressor in QT) and 1 dotttyback ( mellow) in the QT. they are done with QT a while back, but i purposely hold back do they get introduce last. I'll add the dottyback first. I'm debating to find a new home for the 2 azure.
Any takers? Completed 30-days copper + GC + Metro treatment. They did pick on the 1 azure ( bought a trio), and chromis in QT.
I turn down the Nero 3 from 1600gph to 600gph, and the chromis start to come out a bit more. This is weird. I would expect they can handle good amount of flow. I have 2 nero3, 2 sicce nano 2000 (500+gph) and a 500+gph return pump.
Maybe coincident, but whatever. I'm happy to able to see more fishes swimming around.