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Old 05-27-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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For those who have/had Powder Brown Tang

I have a powder brown tang that is just about finished being in the QT. Within the first few days of putting him in the QT i noticed he had some type of white growth on his mouth. It was very obvious and stuck out. After a few days it was gone. However, looking closely at him now, I do notice some white on his upper jaw. I think it is teeth but I just am being very cautious. Do powder brown tangs have very distiguished and easy to see teeth on their upper jaw??? If somebody who has one could take a peep I would appreciate it. I have a hippo tang in my main tank but never noticed such "buck teeth" on it before. I am hoping it is just because it is a different species of tang. I know this is kind of a funny post, but I dont want to take a chance of any fungus getting into my main display. So is it braces or Melafix I need for this guy?
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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Yes, they have teeth. Either way take a pic. Often these infections can progress rapidly if not treated with nitrofurazone or other anti-bacterial medication...if that is the case.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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If they are indeed teeth, which I think they are, then they are very prominent. If it wasnt for the mouth fungus it definitely had 5-weeks ago when I first got it, I wouldn't even be posting now. These pictures were the best I could do. I either need a new camera or photography lessons.
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They look to be teeth. You will definitely know an infection has taken place because the mouth will look raw and oftentimes red. Looks good, keep up the nori additions Oh, and very natural pvc, marshall islands? XD :P
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He looks very nice. Great looking speciman.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:20 AM   #7
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Thanks..... Yep, marshall islands pvc, distributed through home depot.
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I don't see anything out of the norm. Looks like mine
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Looks like some braces are in order unless you don't mind his friends teasing him and calling him Buckey
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Braces it is! cccapt- how is your pbt coming along, any issues?
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