Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 231
My Yellow Tang is ignoring seaweeds!

Hi all,

For couple days he has been ignoring the seaweed I put in the tank. I tried green, red, brown and everything from "please rob me" 9.99 sheets from LFS to my California roll to no avail. Could he be on the hunger strike to voice his protest of being in captivity?
__________________

__________________
Dr. Dai Phan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 23
Send a message via MSN to jbozz
What is your water parameter? sudden change in fish apetite indicate something is not right with the water condition. Have u try spectrum food product?
__________________

__________________
jbozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Do you see him picking at your rock work?

How long has the tang been in your tank?
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Eating tends to cease when stress occurs, either from poor water quality to harassment by tankmates to disease. Post more information about your tank such as water parameters, inhabitants, feeding regimen, etc. How long have you had the tang?
__________________
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
I went back and looked at your other thread...I'm thinking its the fact that your tank hasn't cycled yet and your fish are over stressed by a new system. You should be checking your ammonia levels daily. I would also suggest doing PWCs weekly until your tank gets more established.... the other option would be to take the fish back to your LFS and let your tank cycle
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovator View Post
Eating tends to cease when stress occurs, either from poor water quality to harassment by tankmates to disease. Post more information about your tank such as water parameters, inhabitants, feeding regimen, etc. How long have you had the tang?
I have had the Tang for 3 days now. He does took some flake food particles but ignores the seaweed. Yesterday when he saw the canary blenny, he came straight over from his hiding place and did the body trashing with all fins fully erect (looked like he was on Viagra). That tells me he is comfy in his enviroment? This am, the seaweed is still there so I checked the water chemistry again. Ammonia (safe), Nitrite/ate =0. Just checked on him and the seaweed is still there. Since the blenny is virtually absent (after his head first dive into the sand), he is all by himself so he is not harrased by anyone. His stomach is slightly sunken so I know the guy is hungry. What to do? Dai
__________________
Dr. Dai Phan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I also just read your other thread. How much Live Rock do you have (in pounds)?
Was it fully cured? Did you get it at the local fish store or online?
How long was the rock out of water before you put it in the tank?

I tend to agree that the tang is exhibiting signs of stress. I'm not sure that your tank is cycled. The cirlce ammonia indicator is not fast enough or accurate enouhg to to be used. You should get an ammonia test kit and use it daily.

If you can tell that the belly is sunken you should take the fish back to the lfs for now till your tank is ready.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 04:03 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmor1701d View Post
I also just read your other thread. How much Live Rock do you have (in pounds)?
Was it fully cured? Did you get it at the local fish store or online?
How long was the rock out of water before you put it in the tank?

I tend to agree that the tang is exhibiting signs of stress. I'm not sure that your tank is cycled. The cirlce ammonia indicator is not fast enough or accurate enouhg to to be used. You should get an ammonia test kit and use it daily.

If you can tell that the belly is sunken you should take the fish back to the lfs for now till your tank is ready.
I have about 50 lbs of live rock (cured with coraline all over). I got them at LFS. After I got them I drove home right away and put them in. So far, the false corals, mushrooms and feather dusters are opening up. Still no sign of the blenny. Dai
__________________
Dr. Dai Phan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 08:34 AM   #9
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
We need to get him to eat something. Try some mysis or vitamin fortified brine or high quality flake to get him to eat something. After we figure out the stress factor then we can try the seaweed.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
pat8you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodbridge, Va
Posts: 1,802
Send a message via AIM to pat8you
You should ask your LFS if they could maybe hold your fish in one of their tanks for a week or two while your tank cycles. Might help take some of the stress from you water conditions off but if he is already really stressed moving him again with another acclimation might push him over the edge. Something to considers if the mysis or flake doesn't take.
__________________

__________________
Pat
pat8you is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
seaweed, tan, tang, weed, yellow tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very successful day yesterday, a hippo tang and yellow tang! stratmaster New Acquisitions 9 08-14-2009 10:48 PM
Acclimation struggle with powder blue tang and yellow tang ralphiedoodle Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 22 06-23-2009 01:17 AM
Regal tang or yellow belly hippo tang? Isobel Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-10-2006 08:33 AM
yellow tang & blue tang compatability ayrton Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 03-28-2005 12:28 PM
Yellow Eyed Tang or kole tang question porschefrk Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 03-11-2005 09:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.