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Old 06-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #11
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Tang not eating

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He is still not eating and his belly is sunking in more. I brought the water to LFS to test and all are in order. I also tested the water at home too. No trace of Nitrite/ate and ammonia. PH is good and CA is good too. Saliniaty is 1.026. He practically ignoring ALL food (flakes, shrimps,seaweed,caulerpa). The canary blenny is eating up a storm though. He only comes out few hours a day then dissappered into the sand bed. I know that two tangs are bad but I wonder if I should get one more so the other one can feel more at home? I am near considering forced feeding on my Tang so any ideas will be appreciated. Dai
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Supposedly soaking your food in garlic oil will stimulate them to eat. Try that.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #13
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Can you post a picture of the Tang? Are there any red blemishes or other physicalities you might want to mention?
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #14
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I'm not sure how you are feeding your tang but anything that will stress him out further will only make matters worse. When we had a sick tang, we did use Garlic Guard and soaked mysis in it. My son used a long eye dropper to gently squeeze some mysis in front of the tang to coax it to eat. We kept the actinic lights on only and minimized movement in the room. The cleaner shrimp also seemed to help. He forced the tang into a corner and gave him a good cleaning! We never figured out what was wrong, but the fish did recover. Good luck.
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It Died!

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My Tang listed to one side and I put him in the sump hoping him would eat the Caulerpa but it was too late. Water chemistry is right on. Even two LFS experts shook their heads in disbeliefs on why my tank is crashing down. Especially after they both give me the green light to stock corals and fish. I also have a thread about my aquarium that maybe you all can help. I am so sad. This hobby can really drive you to drink. DP
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I posted to your other thread. You need to start over and cycle the tank, then go slow. Everything will be fine then.
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