View Full Version : Foxface watch 2009

02-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Alright, so I've had this little bugger for over two weeks and have seen him out...three times maybe (ooooh, 4..he's out right now)...how long did it take your guys' foxface to settle in and swim around?

I'm adding a Kole tang tomorrow. That should help, shouldn't it?

02-06-2009, 07:49 PM
When I had a fox face it was out right away, I had it with a small sailfin tang. Together they kept my 90 gallon spotless. I've always liked fox faces.


02-06-2009, 07:52 PM
When I had my Magnificent it took 3 weeks before he was comfortable out in the open, even after 4 months he didn't like sudden movements near the tank, after that he was fine. I think a lot depends on the fish with them.

02-06-2009, 08:01 PM
great, so it seems my little guy is ultra shy. The only fish in there are two cardinals, a sand sifting goby and then this guy. Hopefully with the addition of a active, open swimmer, I'll draw him out...*shakes fist*

02-06-2009, 08:07 PM
My Blue Spotted Rabbitfish was incredibly shy for a month or so. Now he is incredibly friendly...too friendly for a fish will poisonous spines :neutral: He has stung me three times now :sad:

02-06-2009, 08:10 PM
My foxface is and always has been out infront and first out for food, however cowers and camos when ever we have a visitor. Perhaps nori out infront will give him more incentive to come out?? Mine loves picking at the nori.

02-06-2009, 08:15 PM
My foxface hid for two days but was very active after that. Does he have lots of hiding places? I've heard that helps them feel secure.

Great fish! definatly one of my favs.

02-06-2009, 08:26 PM
What have you got for dither fish? Some fish are much more comfortable when there a few other fish out in the open.

02-06-2009, 08:42 PM
My foxface was shy for a couple of days, but now he is in the open all the time. Love him! Got rid of all my nuisance algae and keeps it in check. Eats everything I drop in as well.

02-06-2009, 08:46 PM
not much in the way of dither fish Lance, which is why I'm hoping the tang will draw him out tomorrow. Lots of nooks and crannys he can chill in. When he's out he's actively picking on the algae on the rocks and in the corners, but I'll definately try the nori as well.

Thanks guys

ps - weird how I consider all my fish to be male unless I know for sure...

02-07-2009, 12:37 AM
ps - weird how I consider all my fish to be male unless I know for sure...

I do the same thing. I call them all he or him.

02-08-2009, 01:48 AM
well, it took all of about 30 minutes after I added the Kole and Blenny to the tank for the foxface to come out. Bout time too...there were some patches of algae on the back pane I couldn't reach...

02-08-2009, 01:56 AM
My Foxface is out when there is a reason but prefers to find a comfortable spot when not much is going on. He gets over his shyness usually within a month or two then I need to trap something or aquascape and he cowers for a while.

They are great fish and mine has been with me since the start, he will literally eat anything: Any type of food that enters the water, sponges that come out of the sump, freshly curing epoxy. I think he is the Labrador of the fish world.

02-08-2009, 11:00 PM
just got one spoted fox fase feb 8 100 pm out and eating hide for abut 2 min

02-09-2009, 01:15 AM
my guy is still pretty quick to hide with any fast movement outside the tank, but he is becoming more and more comfortable. It kind of funny actually because the two fish I see the most in that tank are my Blenny and my Sand sifting Goby...

02-09-2009, 02:17 AM
My guy is scared of the mag-float and when my hand breaks the water surface... other than that, he is always out, swimming to greet me for food!