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Old 12-24-2014, 11:57 PM   #11
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Well, I currently can't think of any cause...I'll have to think more about it and hopefully others will chime in as well.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:06 AM   #12
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Are you measuring salinity with a refractometer? Any idea what salinity he came from?


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Old 12-25-2014, 12:41 AM   #13
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To be honest, I wouldnt worry just yet. My tang jams himself sideways in the rocks. Scared me to death when he first did it. lol Blue tangs are weird like that so dont worry just yet.
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Yes, sometimes those regal tangs are a bit shy. It may not be anything other than it's hiding for a while.
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I came in to feed him this morning and he came out and ate and swam around. I'm away from the tank right now but he was, at least, eating and swimming around. Thank you for all of your help and have a Merry Christmas! I'm hoping this little guy makes it. Btw, I am using a refractometer and I have a hydrometer inside of the tank. I don't know what salinity he was in but he's the fourth fish I have gotten from that LFS. Thanks again for all of your help and especially the peace of mind you gave me last night.
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It has been my experience that these regal or hippo tangs do this a lot. Lay sideways between the rocks. I think he is OK.
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It has been my experience that these regal or hippo tangs do this a lot. Lay sideways between the rocks. I think he is OK.

Agree, mine is still in the QT but doing this all the time.



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It still goes to the top of the tank every night and sometimes most of the day. I'm going to add live rock and hopefully he'll get more comfortable.


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Blue Hippo Tang

The Hippo isn't doing very well
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The Hippo isn't doing very well

So sorry to hear. Can you elaborate?
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