Fish help

ThorEffex

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so I bought a fathead anthias and slowly acclimated it to my water and it's been tucked into a rock for the last few hours in the same spot not breathing hard or looking stressed but not moving(except his eyes when I look at it). Should I be worried about it? Or is it a normal thing for fish to do? I have a yellow tang, 4 blue/green chromis, 1 diamond goby and a clown fish. In a 50g sps reef.
 

Betta132

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Newly added fish often hide. He should come out later, especially if you offer food.
Now, the tang could be scaring it. A 50g is too small for a yellow tang, your tang is going to get stressed and aggressive, if it isn't already.
 

ThorEffex

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He is not too bad, it's been it there for 2 years. he is the boss of the tank but doesn't bully fish unless they go in his cave and the chase always ends very fast.
 

Betta132

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At that size, he might be okay, though a bigger tank is still better. If he starts growing, find a bigger tank or give him away.
Just give the shyguy some time, maybe offer him some tasty food.
 
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