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Old 06-12-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Blue Tang question

My Blue Tang appears healthy, is not "itching", does not have the white flecks which signify ich, eats heartily, and swims normally. I have had him for about 3 months, and he recently started to lose some of the color in spots around his face. The spots are not white, they just appear to be clear. What is the cause of this and how do I correct it?

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Old 06-12-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hi, I'm sure people will ask the typical water chemistry questions to you, but from my experiences tangs need a large amount of vegetable matter in their diet. Do you have a clip that you attach nori, or "dried seaweed" for your tang to nibble on throughout the course of the day? Not getting enough vegetable matter can lead to Head and Lateral Line Erosion which could almost fit the bill here. It is usually caused from poor diet and water quality.

Tangs are "grazers" and need to eat throughout the day.

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Old 06-15-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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is your tang a powder blue?, I read they change color, even some times look pale depending on there mood
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Blue Tangs differ in colour during the day.. ime my blue tang seems very blotchy during the day with a pale blue and at night he's dark blue returns..
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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For me it is the other way around. My tang has a deep blue color in the day and at night he assumes a pale, light blue color that i think is to blend more with the water. I agree that the clear blotches are the beginning of HLLE and that you need to provide pristine conditions for the tang. I get this by Chemi-Pure by boyd enterprises. Works like a miracle. If you want to see pics, http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...245&highlight=
30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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