Will fins regrow?

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    Hiker4twenty

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    I put in a baby Sailfin Tang yesterday and the purple pseudo keeps nipping at it. There are only a few small pieces taken out. Will they regrow?
     
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    Yes they will regrow and fairly quickly if the fish is healthy, however the pseudo will probably keep causing a problem. Surprised it isn't the Damsels.
     
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    yea my clown bit 3 or 4 big chunks out of my mandarins tale and now about two weeks later i can hardly tell without looking super close.
     
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    I agree, they'll grow back.
     
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    They will grow back provided water parameters are pristine.
     
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    Yeah,they'll grow back.But you may have to pull that pseudo to give em a chance.
     
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    My 6 line wrasse shredded some of my fish until I caught the little SOB, now you'd never be able to tell.
     
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    I think the pseudo was only picking on it because the tang tried to hide in the small cave the pseudo hangs out in. The tang is now in a different cave and I havent' seen the pseudo go after it, but I'm not watching the tank 24/7.
     
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    Well, today's a crappy day. Came home from work to find the Sailfin ripped up and stuck to the overflow. Had to give it the ol' flush.
     
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    OH NO! so sorry to hear that!
     
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    It's cool. Sucks that it happened, but things die in this hobby.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Might be part of the hobby.But it still sux.
    Hate to hear it Dave.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your sailfin Dave, are you still going to try and get the pseudo out?
     
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    I'm going to leave the pseudo in there. It doesn't bother anything else in the tank so it will stay. I don't want to have to pull all the rocks out to get at that fish. I just got the tank set up with all the coral frags glued in place.
     
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    Where did you get it from? Pittston?
     
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    The Pseudo I got from Pittston. I got the Sailfin from Reef-N-Pond in Mount Bethel.
     
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    ccCapt Reef Hacker Moderator

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    I never heard of that place. How is it?
     
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    Its actually pretty good. Its a smaller shop, but has tons of fish and a descent coral selection. Here's the website.

    THE REEF N POND SHOP - HOME
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I had a devil damsel kill my my baby anthias and now my big one is not eating because the little one is gone. I was mad enough i dismantled my rocks and took the damsel out. He got fed to my sisters 3 stripe damsel. He is the meanest SOB I have ever seen.
     
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