Tang pooping corner?

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  1. i_declare_bankruptcy

    i_declare_bankruptcy Active Member Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    I recently purchased a Tomini tang (I have a Lemonpeel tang right now). The Tomini tang is significantly bigger AND I rescaped half the tank AND the LFS agreed to take the fish back if there were aggression issues in my 525xl (sorry just felt the need to cover my bases there).

    Anyways, the two get along very peacefully (if anything the Lemonpeel is the boss) and generally avoid each other.

    However, they both poop (HUGE ...payload... btw) in the EXACT SAME spot of the tank. The middle of the left side of the tank right against the glass. You can literally see accelerated algae and detritus where their poops land.

    Do fish seriously sync up their pooping locations??

    Sorry for the immature discussion but I'm amazed at how synced up it is.
     
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  2. Dennis McGrath

    Dennis McGrath Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    That is something I've never seen, but then I don't have any tangs. I would think it's a great thing to have since it's easier to clean just one place.
     
  3. 4FordFamily

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    This is almost always due to flow. This is where things end up in your tank based on the flow. I have spots like these in most of my tanks as well. This is something I hope my maxspect gyres fix on my 500 gal wall tank.
     
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    That makes more sense. I thought maybe he had somehow potty-trained his tangs. :D
     
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    I think the OP meant the tangs are deliberately pooping in one spot. I have a parrot fish that absolutely poops in a particular part of my tank. He goes to the front right corner and goes there all the time. It’s strange.
     
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    Tangs do not care where they poop. Feed them and they’ll poop! :D
     
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    I swear I only see them deliberately go there! For sure the lemonpeel and so far the tomini . Maybe I'm just crazy haha
     
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    I rarley had more than 1 tang at a time but a couple I had absolutely went in the same spot every time. I don’t have an explanation why but they did. Like a cat using a litter box.
     
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    i_declare_bankruptcy Active Member Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol...
    Wow, so I'm not the only one? What weird behavior .

    Pretty funny another person posted about it haha
     
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    When I had my Yellow Tang, it liked doing it on the left side of my 90 gallon, often raining down on my poor coral beauty dwarf angel. The Tang was a jerk though, so I got rid of him.
     
  12. bhuyett

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    No it isn't flow creating the issue and blowing the poop in the corner. In fact I had a Chevron tang that would do the same thing. He would swim down low in the left corner of my tank and drop a load. Then once done he would swim off. Then all of my Scarlet Crabs would rush over and begin forging through the waste. My Blonde Naso on the other hand just does his business where ever he pleases. Then my gyres make it look like a HUGE SNOW Globe! :)
     
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    Anything is posssible, but it’s not something I’ve ever witnessed!
     
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    My scopas and PBT do the same thing. Front left side is where they both poop. I have watched them do it. It is weird for sure.
     
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    No, you are definitely not the only one! My Yellow Eye Kole Tang does the same thing. He poops in the same corner of my tank and about the same times every day.
    Wish I could be as "regular"!
    Lol
     
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    My WTB does this. Maybe a Ctenochaetus thing???
     
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    I've had a Tomini for 5 yrs and he goes in the same place all the time........front left corner...........lol
    Too funny
     
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    Your not alone. I have an eibli tang who poops in the same spot for the 10 months that I've had him. Front right corner. I watch him every day go to that same spot and poop
     
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    Nope, my Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma) did the same thing. I think it's more of a Tang thing. Maybe like a cat or dog marking it's turf?
     
  20. suta42

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    Could be???? Anecdotally I have spoken to a couple of local tang junkies who say some of their fish do that...

    TBH, I don’t keep tangs but I kept a butterfly that ate certain corals and it would swim away to crap before returning to feed again. I found out later this behaviour wasn’t unique.
     
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