Flame Angel...Cleaning?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Saltwater Fish » Flame Angel...Cleaning?

Flame Angel...Cleaning?

This is a discussion on Flame Angel...Cleaning? within the Saltwater Fish forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> Now I wasn't home to see this, but my girlfriend said that my Hippo Tang was lying on it's side and my Flame Angel ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Dragon Wrasse
Dragon Wrasse
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Flame Angel...Cleaning?
Old 10-17-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
 
HardCory's Avatar
 
Flame Angel...Cleaning?

Now I wasn't home to see this, but my girlfriend said that my Hippo Tang was lying on it's side and my Flame Angel was picking at his body. They would seperate, and then come back again and do the same thing. Is it possible that the Flame Angel was acting like a cleaner shrimp or some butterflys? Eating parasites and what not off the Hippo?
HardCory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 03:48 AM   #2
 
if that is a flame, it would be the 1st time that i've heard of a flame angel acting in that fashion.. perhaps someone who has owned flame angels could shed some light?
surfaboi808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
To my knowledge Flame Angels will not act as cleaner. It is, however, very common for a Blue Hippo Tang to lay flat on its side. My guess is that the Angel was expressing its dominance.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #4
 
HardCory's Avatar
 
I would assume the same, Pasfur But the way she described it, it sounded more like a "combing over" idea. It was during the day and I havn't seen my hippo lie down yet. Not that the dominance thing is out f th question, but they havn't even really noticed each other. No nipping or chasing. So I don't know.
HardCory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
As a rule of thumb, Centropyge angels and Tangs don't really enjoy each others company. My guess is that the Tang was spooked, instinctively lay flat on the bottom and faded color, at which point the Flame decided it would be a good time to show some dominant behavior.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
 
HardCory's Avatar
 
Fair enought. Thanks for the input. I just thought is sounded too weird to not ask someone.
HardCory is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assistance with a Flame Angel CamryDS Saltwater Fish 7 01-05-2010 10:47 AM
R.I.P Flame Kim Fish Memorials 8 06-05-2009 05:06 PM
Hello from New Zealand and what is the best method to treat a flame angel with ich? kiwiphoto Introduce Yourself 8 10-29-2008 09:13 AM
occellaris clowns with flame angel? aherr Saltwater Fish 4 01-31-2008 05:44 PM
Flame Angel johnnybass Saltwater Fish 11 07-12-2007 05:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 PM.