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Old 03-05-2006, 03:05 AM   #1
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BHT with an itch

I have a new BHT that looks good. But, I noted he/she likes to rub against the LR. There is no outward appearence of Ick. I have read that the BHT tends to have odd behavior, is this normal?
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Did you QT her for a month before introducing her to the display tank?
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BHT are "nuts" and do crazy things. Mine has done that before. I would just keep a eye open for any signs of disease.
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QT is the safest bet. However, as Brian described, this CAN be normal behavior. It can also be a sign of bad things to come.
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Sorry to go off topic but what kind of fish is a BHT? I think I have a brain freeze lol..
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I am assuming blue hippo tang.
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Ahh!...Thanks Lando.
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QT is definitely the best bet, especially with a BHT. Since it (and possibly disease) is already in the tank no need to QT now unless you see signs of disease.
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BHT's have conflicting info. Some say they are ich-prone. Others say it is hardy.

My experience, I hypo-ed the guy after a serious ich attack. That was a year ago. After that, he hasn't had any problem since. Well....I haven't added any other fish in there but a maroon clown eversince the hypo finished...I guess both are true then, you know?

BHT's are prone to ich so, among other fish, the BHT would most likely be the #1 victim when ich starts in your tank. So QT is the best way to prevent that.

On the other hand, I've had my BHT for a year now and it is plump, smooth, eating very well, never had a sign of sickness, and is very happy. I added a maroon that looked healthy. I risked the BHT by not qt'ing the maroon. Thank god I was lucky, nothing happened. I've been adding corals to my tank eversince and voila no signs of stress.

As a matter of fact, when I only had the BHT (this is before the maroon purchase), I bought a yellow tang. The yellow tang was alright. Then, it turned pale and pinkish in the face area. Then it died. But the BHT was happy, swimming about, and had no incidents of disease or parasite. So I guess it is, TOO, hardy.
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