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Old 01-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Blue Hippo Tang -normal?

Ok, I recently bought a small hippo tang last week. He has been so skiddish. He literally lodges himself in between the back wall and a rock. Just lies there, out of view. Then when he does come out, he stays in one little area. He also has white coloring and cuts on him from all the scraping he puts himself through against the rock. What the hell is going on?
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What size tank? Params? Other stock?
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Usually from stress. Which can be tankmates, size of tank or disease or parasite. I have seen them get in a corner and sleep.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Mine sleeps in little holes but never hurts him self
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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When I say my parameters are perfect, I mean it. My tank is literally the quintessential perfect tank with respect to parameters. I check every three days and scrupulously keep a log. It would be a waste of energy to type out the exact numbers to all of my tests. Trust me when I say you can't get better than my parameters. I have a 135g reef tank. Only have three damsels and three clown fish in it in addition to the tang.... I am just concerned because I obviously don't want him to die because when I feed, I never see him eat. I do supplement with algae strips and algae disks... I don't think there is any disease involved. I just think a tang should be more active than this...
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The energy you wasted explain how "perfect" your water is was much more than just saying what they are. Just saying.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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Completely incorrect. I would have to drive all the way to my office and open my computer where I keep my log to know the exact numbers. I wouldn't type numbers without knowing them to be exact. Thus, more work would have been involved and saying how perfect my water is was much easier.
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When I say my parameters are perfect, I mean it.
Sorry I did not see where you said this in the post. I would like to have answers to Tank size, tankmates and disease or parasites?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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I think what you're missing is the fact that people ask for parameters to help understand your tanks condition sans "its perfect". Somethings not right whether it be an parasite or water quality. You may even find posting pictures of it will yield better results than just "its perfect".
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Plus what u say is prefect might be wrong not saying it is or u stupid but u might think 200 ppm calcium the right level ... Never know !
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