Clowns & baby hippo

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Added a baby hippo last night after trading out my big yellow tang from this tank

The clowns are much bigger than her and nipped her a bunch before they calmed down 10-20m later.


She kept trying to sleep with them and eventually they all left each other alone & are happy now and slept together

She’s eating whatever I feed this morning & swims about

My concern is will these heal or will she get an infection most likely ? Grazing marks

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I think it depends on the parameters of your tank. If your tank is relatively stable, you should be fine. Also, the marks don't look too bad, so I think you should be okay. Baby fish will heal pretty fast if they are fed a good diet. So I would make sure the little Hippo is very well fed; they are notorious for how demanding they are in regards to food as little babies. But if you feed and keep an eye on it, I think it will be fine.

I actually just picked up a couple of hippos myself over the past weekend, also at a small size :face-with-tears-of-joy:
 
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I think it depends on the parameters of your tank. If your tank is relatively stable, you should be fine. Also, the marks don't look too bad, so I think you should be okay. Baby fish will heal pretty fast if they are fed a good diet. So I would make sure the little Hippo is very well fed; they are notorious for how demanding they are in regards to food as little babies. But if you feed and keep an eye on it, I think it will be fine.

I actually just picked up a couple of hippos myself over the past weekend, also at a small size :face-with-tears-of-joy:


Thanks for the comment :)

She’s already eating frozen & lots of nori ! And man is she cute ! Enjoy those baby hippos !

She follows the clowns all day long and does what they do, if they go to seaweed clip so does she, if they hide, she hides . It’s quite funny

Tanks been going for 6+ months now
 
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Thanks for the comment :)

She’s already eating frozen & lots of nori ! And man is she cute ! Enjoy those baby hippos !

She follows the clowns all day long and does what they do, if they go to seaweed clip so does she, if they hide, she hides . It’s quite funny

Tanks been going for 6+ months now
Glad to hear it I hope they do well! hippos are kind of like puppies!
 
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