I've had him officially a week now. And he's still eating like a champ. I got him last Friday evening, and is currently in my quarantine tank that's treated with cupramine. Which he'll be there for at least 2 weeks. I've always wanted one, and I finally pulled the trigger and got one. He was eating like a pig at the LFS, so I have high hopes of being able to keep him alive. I know they have low survivability rate, so wish me luck guys.
*excuse my low maintained QT, I rarely clean the glass*
They are mean fish though so be weary of adding other fish down the road.
My buddy gave me a mandarin when he broke his tank down last month and I dropped him in and nobody has bothered him. If I try to add any kind of fish who like to swim around the tank the Achilles is pretty relentless.
Good luck with him!
Last year I QT'd 5 achilles and the nori on the rubble rock definately works.
Wish you luck... what I might recommend is attaching a small piece of Nori strip to a piece of rubble rock to entice his to start accepting prepared algae strips if not already eating them.
You may already be doing this but just thought I'd add that information...I have seen that method work great with picky tang eaters
Thanks tJohnson & Kurkis, yes I've been trying to get him used to the nori on the algae clip. He nips at it a little, but I guess he's still getting used to it. I also soak the nori in silcon, for extra nutrition. I'll post updates as time goes on.
So far so good guys. I put him in last night when the lights were out, to hopefully keep my purple tang from harassing it.
Some aggression is there but nothing that concerns me. He's still eating pellet food, and nori on the algae clip. image.jpg