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Tang on the filter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mdk014, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. mdk014

    mdk014 Inactive User

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    Ok, my hippo tang has been acting wierd. He swims over to a filter I have in the tank and will allow himself to what I assume is be sucked by the filter. He'll stay there for 20 or so seconds and then swim around some more. I've also watched him do something simlar to the intake section of the pump I have in there.
    Is there any reason why he would be doing this? Pics to follow.
  2. mdk014

    mdk014 Inactive User

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    [​IMG]Here's a pic of what he looks like afterwards. Of course he wont do it now when I am trying to take a picture.
  3. cowdust9

    cowdust9 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    maybe he has something on him that he wants to get rid of?
  4. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Maybe he is just a masochist?
  5. JB Veteran Reefkeeper

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    As long as it can get off of the filter, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Hippo's like to do weird stuff like that. Mine jams itself between the rocks all the time.

  6. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
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    The hippos are known to be the "king of Ich".

    I would watch it very carefully & be ready to take action. Look for some small white spots.

    Hope he is just a wierd fish instead.


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