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Old 10-27-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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HELP- MY FISH JUST STOPPED EATING

well, at least id dint screw up the title this time! rofl!

anyway, i got a 10 gallon tank with a yellow tang in it. it has 10 pounds of fiji live rock and about 10-15 pounds of live sand. he is alone in the tank and for six months was as a happy as could be with his algae stalks. he used to swim around real happy in his slittle world. theres a incandescent light bulb with 2 10 watt screw cf 50/50 bulbs. heater is an elite submersible 50 watt. no filter or protein skimmer, but weekly 25-30% water changes. sg is 1.022. ammonia, nitrite, nitrate are all at 0. ph is 8.3 and is steady. he was fine up until a few weeks ago. o btw hes around 5" now.
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Is this for real? You have a 5" tang in a 20" tank? And you wonder why there is a problem?
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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yeah i agree, a tang in a ten gallon, no filter? this has got to be bogus
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To put it quite simply, your tang is suffering from being in too small an enviornment. A yellow tang needs to be in at least a 75 gallon tank and a 5 inch one in a 100+ tank. Your tang will start to suffer parasites and maybe HLLE. The fish is not being treated right.
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If you don't feed it, it will go away. Same type post on the freshwater side.
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yeah i saw it on the freshwater side as well
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