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Old 09-28-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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My tang has issues...or a crab fetish....perhaps both

The thing is my yellow tang flashes...quite a bit.Its not constant,but when its on his mind he gets after it pretty good.

Somtimes going from one side or the tank to the other hitting all the rock along the way.Othertimes just bumping the pvc pipe then backing up and bumping it again...sometimes this can go on for thirty seconds or so.

The water tests perfect...0,0,0 with a stable ph.

BUT as of late he has taken to slumming with the inverts.Making a point of it actually.Hovering over/beside a crab and getting "scratched" by them....almost what you would expect with cleaner behavior.

Otherwise the fish seems fine.Looks great and eats like it may not ever eat again.No Ich can be seen and the body and coloration are ideal imo.

Any thoughts or questions are welcome.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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Find the nearest cleaner shrimp pusher and grab two.
Do you have anything in your tank that would eat the shrimp?
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You are not seeing any white spot or black spot on him are you? Inspect him good and close to see if you see any.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:48 PM   #4
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No spots to speak of... black or white...its pretty easy to get a good look at him.

I have crabs,snails and the tang and one clown fish so I think some cleaner shrimp will be ok.I'll look into em next time I head to the lfs.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Which LFS is that?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:34 PM   #6
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Umm..not sure what you mean.
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What is the name of your local fish store?
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Oh ...now I see lol...your from Sumter.I couldnt figure out why anyone would care about the store name.

I'm out of Rock Hill and there anre no SW fish in town...just some supplies.I have to drive into pinville for anything alive.

There are four stores that I usually get to when I get up there:

Fintastic on S.tryon,Pinville pets on 51 just past pinville,Frank and Pegs and petco...both on the south end of south blvd.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:43 AM   #9
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Ok...I have to update this...

I have a cleaner shrimp now thanks to my bud phelps,who is a user here under the same name.He picked up two knowing I had been looking to get one.

Let me say...this is a match made in heaven.Just what the doctor ordered.

I do have a question though...do the shrimp ride the fish often?By ride I mean its cleaning,the fish swims away,and the shrimp stays attached for the trip.Just hanging on and cleaning while the tang laps the tank.Then it gets bumped off where it all started.

I know its cool...just wondering if its common/normal?
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I have seen that before and heard others say it also.
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