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Old 08-10-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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I hade a filter tube brake on my fluval 404 and lost about 15 gals of a 55gal tank before I heard it leaking "what a mess". I have made new saltwater and refilled tank. Heated to same temp as tank water. But now my Yellow Tang has a solid white line in the center of him. I am not sure he will make it. Any idea what that line might be? Also should I leave the lights off to reduce stress? Thanks
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sometimes when fish are stressed they change colors. Ive seen yellow tangs have white lines in them at night and when they are stressed. If he's eating and seems happy i wouldnt worry. JC
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The line is quite common, probably just a sign of stress, that it is lightening in color enough to see it. You should also see it if you flashlight the fish after the lights are out. It's way to early to worry.
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Well it doesnt look good he is floating somewheat and not really swimming. I'll wait till morning to see what happens.
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Well???? You are killing me now! Did he/she make it?????


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No he/she died.
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I'm sorry for your loss
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Sorry to hear that hawaii 8O
My yellow tang in which i just purchased also has the white strip on his sides, but is going away i think it may be because of stress for sure JMO. IM going to research them a little more and make sure.
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My yellow tang in which i just purchased also has the white strip on his sides, but is going away i think it may be because of stress for sure JMO. IM going to research them a little more and make sure.
As previously stated, the white stripes on the side of the yellow tang are normal and part or the anatomy itself. It becomes less evident as the tang gains weight. When stressed, freightened, underweight or after lights out; the "bones" tend to show through more easily. It will never completely be gone from view though.

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Sorry to hear, was it eating while the white line was through it?
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