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Old 03-08-2009, 01:22 AM   #11
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yea its normal it gets it every night and it still has a little in the mornings. i just did a water check everything checks ok nitrite nitrate alkalinity ph about to check my ammonia my calcium levels were low around 280 i added 10ml of kent liquid calcium i will do a water change tommorow its a little past time. i did the day before i got my tang last tuesday well maybe its not past time never mind i will wait lol
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:55 AM   #12
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that write thing that you are seeing near his tail is his weapon!! It's a boney spike that tangs can tail whip into their attackers or tank cleaners!! It's a very short little spike that protrudes when they curve their body!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:15 AM   #13
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yea we know about the spot near his tail but some tangs get a white spot in thier chest area as a nocturnal look it goes away when lights come on but yes the tail is kinda like a barb it uses as a defense.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:26 AM   #14
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My tang has that streak pretty bright in the morning whe the lights come on and it fades after quite a while. About the barb on the tail, I was moving my fish and had to net the tang. I had to use one hand and corral him into the net, and ZAP!! He snapped me with his tail and cut my finger. At first it felt like I stuck my finger with a pin, then the blood started to flow slowly out. I will be more careful next time, 2 nets I think.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #15
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i gave up on trying to catch my tang to quarrintine him once lol it was a night mare in and out of rock lol i still need to catch all my damsels to clear some fish from my tank i think i will test out that 2 litter bottle trap idea lol but yea that is a wepon i hope never tp get hit by iy only thing in my tank that attacks me is my lawn mower blenny he charges at my hand
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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Hi divedeep1689, Some of my first fish after my tank cycled where bowtie damsels and I had the same problem you have. what I did was I got a small fishing pole and a very small hook...I removes the barb. I then stopped feeding for a few days and used cocktail shrimp as bait. With in a few minutes I caught all of the bowties. It was pretty easy...
PS: draw the curtains close in case the Damsel police are around
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:31 PM   #17
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ahh................... odd lol!!! i dont know if i shall try that one lol
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