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Old 01/10/2008, 01:43 PM
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Scribble rabbitfish and sps

I have a small scribble rabbit fish in my 65 and just recently I have noticed that its been going up to my favorite acro and what looks like nipping at the tips. Is this a possibility or is my fish just investigating the coral and I am over reacting? I haven't noticed it touching any of my other acros or any other corals for that matter. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:42 PM
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It can happen. Rabbits are not 100% reef safe. Neither are tangs for that matter.

It won't likely stop, so you better get a plan to catch it or live with it.
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:46 PM
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Catch it...and use leather gloves inside your over-elbows.

Mine took to dicing up the green frogspawn.
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:24 PM
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Sometimes, they are easily scooped out in the wee hours of the morning when they "sleep" along the rocks.

My blue stripped rabbit leaves SPS alone, but eats all, I mean all, zoos, nibbled at the candy cane but doesn't seem to like it. Leaves the favia, frogs and hammers alone.

... it does eat bubble algae with a passion though!


... so I have no zoos in the display
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:35 PM
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Sk8r, are rabbitfish spines sharp enough to puncture typical over-elbow gloves?! Yikes.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:31 PM
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They are pretty scary. Mine got me in the thumb when I caught him last. Ouch.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:51 AM
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I can without a doubt catch this guy. I have been trying to catch my hog fish w/ a trap and the rabbit fish thinks its its personal buffet. Aside that it will eat put of my hand. Looks like I will be fishing when I get home. Thanks for the help.
-Gina
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:08 AM
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Oh, yeah. I used to feed mine mysis by hand. I loved that fish.... I can't wait 'til I get another tank set up....
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:28 PM
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I am gonna miss this one but my corals are more important to me. Oh well live and learn.
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