4/12/2011: A couple of small things

Not too much to write about today, but there was one interesting thing. I came home from work yesterday and saw that all three tangs in the saltwater tank were friends! I’m surprised that it happened this quickly, but unless I’m missing something big, I think their social hierarchy has been established and they’re all happy with it. I’ve seen zero aggression between the tangs since then, just Filet showing his dominance whenever he feels like it.

Of course, this makes me happy because all three tangs are much happier now. On the other hand, the names I had planned assumed that the Atlantic Blue would end up being the dominant tang, so I’m rethinking names for them. I think I’m going to wait until the end of the week to make sure this behavior holds up, and hopefully I’ll get the names sorted out by then.

The only one in the tank that still has any problems is Butch. He’s still not happy about the whole situation, and has been sort of aggressive towards the new tangs, but I’m not too worried about it. The tangs aren’t really bothered by it, and either one or two things will happen:

Butch will eventually just drop it and realize that the tangs aren’t out to get him, or

Butch will cross a line with one of the tangs, he’ll get hit hard once, and he’ll get put in his place.

Any of those tangs could easily take Butch on and not even get scratched, so we’ll see what Butch decides to do with himself here. As for names, I’ll say I’m planning on making it official by Thursday.

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