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Old 02-27-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Crazy Yellow Tang

I just bought a yellow tang yesterday. He looks fine, and is munching on the rocks, and dried seaweed I put in the tank. I don't see any spots on him, but he sometimes acts like he has bugs. I have a 50gal tank with about 5-10 lbs of live rock. I am thinking of picking up a cleaner shrimp. Any advice?????
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Is your tang rubbing on the rocks or substrate? The cleaner is a good idea. You might want to try soaking food in a product like GarlicGuard. It is thought to boost the immune system. Keep an eye on him and consider setting up a hospital tank just in case.
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but he sometimes acts like he has bugs
What is he doing?
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I have a 50gal tank with about 5-10 lbs of live rock
really too small of a tank for a tang.
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really too small of a tank for a tang
I agree. I can verify from my own observations...In my 450g my Yellow Tang
uses at least half of the 8' length during is normal swimming activites. They like
caves to cruise through as well. Make sure your aquacape allows him the most room for swimming.

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