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Old 04-01-2005, 05:19 PM   #21
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:23 PM   #22
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:21 PM   #23
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I love my blue tang, I got her when she was the size of a dime and now shes the size of a fifty cent piece two months later. Right now she's in a twenty gallon qt but soon she will be added to my new 125 gallon tank. She has a lot of GREAT personality, and I did have a small ich outbreak but nothing bad, treated it with copper for two weeks and hypo for 3 and she was fine, she loves to hang out with my other qt'd fish right now, by true percula clown.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:58 AM   #24
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[quote="sango"]HMMMMM I was thinking about getting one of these tangs but yall are making me a little scared about buying this fish...Where I am they run about $60 and I dont want to spend this on a fish that is going to die or not eat then die.[/quote

$60 dollars OMG! Most of the time around here they are around 35-40 dollars. But that's for the 1 inch to a few inch tangs.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:00 PM   #25
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Doc, I had mine so long I forgot how long I had him. Had him long before Nemo came out. I think 3-4 years.
He was definitely tougher than the Powder Blue. I had an auto top-off that would occasionaly drop by s.g. down to 1.020. Bang! Powder Blue dead. Regal? Acted like he never noticed it. Grew huge in my 200g. Died when my tank developed a leak and I put him in a tub and the Airstone came out. All the fish dead!
Kids love them because of Nemo.
I've never had ich. Do you have a cleaner shrimp? THey keep stuff off the outside. Get a pair of cleaner shrimp. They are a low Biological load and they are super cool!
Feed a good variety of food too. Don't just feed brine shimp alone. They need their veggies!
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:32 AM   #26
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i have a blue in my 75 gal. he is 6 inches long. no ich, the most hungriest fish in the tank. the only problem i have with mine is he tends to scrape his beautiful blue face on rocks.. he has a white line across he's nose.. looks like a bandaid.. haha.. otherwise blue tangs rock!! had mine for over a year!
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According to the website of Bob Fenner at http://www.wetwebmedia.com/paracant.htm he quotes the following: This is one of those species that are better off not being purposely quarantined.

Does anyone else agree with this philosophy? It just seems like not quarantining is asking for trouble especially since they are ich prone. He also seems to think that this family of tang are easy to keep and long-lived, but the forum seems split on this.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #28
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I have to disagree with this info. If any fish needs to be QT, the blue tang is the one. It is very suseptable to parasitic infestation and can often times bring home ick from the LFS. This is just a fish that does not have a good acclimation/survivalbility record when first introduced. I do not think it matters if it is in the main or QT, a large number do not survive. QT is still the best option. It is not worth risking the health of the entire tank for the benefit of one fish. FW dips, as suggested, really do nothing of benefit for the fish. It is very stressful on the fish and with the short contact time, does not kill parasites. I fear the info provided in the link above is a bit out-dated.
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I also agree with lando.. the main reason that blue tangs are so susceptable to ich is that they dont have the fishy scales like most other fish, their smooth skin leaves them open to parasitic infection more so than other tangs. But i think once they survive ich they build up immunity, and once they are settled in for a year or so are a beautiful addition to any sw tank!
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Old 06-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #30
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I've had my blue tang for about 7 months now. Initially had some persistent ich problems. Then I read about the benefits of garlic in boosting the immune system. I started soaking his nori in Kent's garlic extreme and have never seen a white spot on him since. He eats like a pig.

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