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Old 01-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #21
 
I don't think it will cause a problem. It is there defense mechanism to deter predation. As a precaution, I used
Hang on Rim Clear Plastic container w/ bunch of holes punched for circulation to hold new fish in main tank for few days after acclimation. When they have seen each other for few days, i would release the any new fish in the middle of the night. This method have given little edge to hold its own as newbie in the tank
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:55 PM   #22
 
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your method sounds interesting but new fish should be put into QT after purchased to observe eating habbits and health.

the issue here is that when startled this fish can release a toxin that will "nuke" a tank
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:02 PM   #23
 
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I don't think it will cause a problem. It is there defense mechanism to deter predation. As a precaution, I used
Hang on Rim Clear Plastic container w/ bunch of holes punched for circulation to hold new fish in main tank for few days after acclimation. When they have seen each other for few days, i would release the any new fish in the middle of the night. This method have given little edge to hold its own as newbie in the tank
Are you saying you had one of these fish before?

I added him to the main tank yesterday and he is eating well and getting along with the others so hopefully no problem. He really is a cool fish, when I get up close to look at the tank he comes right to me and watches me. I think I like him alot. Cross your fingers for me!

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #24
 
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I really hope it works out. Would love to see some pics of your tank & your fish. Do you have any you can post??
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:49 PM   #25
 
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Stress comes in a variety of forms. Perhaps it is just a power outage that causes a temporary decrease in oxygen levels. Or maybe stray electricity in the aquarium water caused by salt creep you didn't notice from your light bulbs. Who knows? But stress happens in an aquarium, so why take the chance?
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:22 PM   #26
 
Yes, kept it w/many of other fish including their relative leaflip soapfish. Never had them soaped-up toxic slime. It is, i believe, their defense mechanism to deter predation. Have kept with triggers also and lionfish w/o problem. Only scenario I could think of when introduced to tank for firsttime where other fish might pke around and/or agitate the soapfish out of curiosity. Just monitor water conditions and observe the behavior of all the fish including new arrival.

For this reason, I've always let new arrival ajust to my water w/o being physically bullied by inmates. Like I said, isolating in clear container or even floating lage, clear plastic Jar w/ holes is better than adding directly into tank to attract attention and bulliness of inmates. It is actually one of easier fish to keep.
Enjoy.
As far asf fish personality goes, I find no different from us in many ways (territorialism, competitions, etc), LOL.

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Old 01-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #27
 
Dont want to go off-topic too much, what i meant was to use this method when fish are transferred b/n tank. Even Q/T fish has be acclimated when added to main tank since no 2 tanks are alike!
Have kept these soapfish ( even two together) and never experiences crash due to toxic mucous. They can hod their own and wil leat anything that will fit in their mouth. Just monitor the tank to see if any harrassment takes place by other tankmates.
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your method sounds interesting but new fish should be put into QT after purchased to observe eating habbits and health.

the issue here is that when startled this fish can release a toxin that will "nuke" a tank

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