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Old 06-13-2005, 09:53 PM   #31
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I just got a regal tang and i m confident that it will do well as i have taken a number of measures to make sure that the fish does not have a breakout of ich. So far i saw him itch vigorously for a day and i put him in a qt for two weeks. I just put him back in and he is doing great!

Here are the ways that i m preventing ich in my seemingly inefficient 30g tank. Going to get a larger 125g tank once my finances get in check (i m only 14- cut me some slack)

1. UV1 Sterilizer
2. Nori soaked in Garlic Guard for 30 minutes
3. A pair of Cleaner Shrimp are on the Way
4. I have qted the fish for about two weeks now.

I hope that these strategies will end with flying colors.

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:58 PM   #32
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4. I have qted the fish for about two weeks now.
Extend that to 4 weeks and your rock'in.

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Old 06-15-2005, 09:04 PM   #33
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Isn't a 30 gal tank a little small for a blue tang?? I have a 55 gal and I am concerned about getting one, but the wife and kids keep pushing for that to be the next fish. I will not get one untill I get a pair of cleaner shrimp first. I have a yellow tang, and am concerned also that a blue tang and yellow tang will not agree with eachother, does anybody have experience with those two species cohabitating?
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:14 AM   #34
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Exactly,

That's why i m taking so many measures so that the tang is healthy, thriving, and doesnt catch any illness in my tank. Soon i will get a bigger tank, and it will get enough space.
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I had a Yellow Tang in with a Regal Blue and the Yellow brutalized him. He also picked on my other inhabitants. But, the Yellow Tang was in the tank first. I ended up trading the Yellow in to my LFS. I was reluctant to put another Tang in with the Regal Blue after that experience but I finally bought a Sailfin Tang. They've been in together for several months now and are buddies. They even swim around together.
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I have just added a regal tang and a cleaner shrimp to go with it. I have noticed some white spots, but the cleaner shrimp seems to be cleaning him well. He is small, only about an inch, so I am very worried about him. He is eating well though, which I am excited about.
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Most fish will make it through qt if you keep a good check on the water parimeters. No offense to anyone, but I suspect that most fish that die in qt die because of high ammonia, or nitrites. Not all but most.
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