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Old 07-30-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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I bought a powder blue tang. He was kinda skinny when I bought him. I had him for a week before he became so thin and died. I put romaine lettuce in but he never ate it. I was trying to find seaweed at the grocery store but couldn't find any. The guy at my LFS said these tangs don't live well in captivity, he doesn't get them for that reason. I got him at a LFS that doesn't take the best care of their fish. So yesterday I bought a black and white ocellaris clown. I didn't realize he wasn't as black as another one he had. Do they get noticeably blacker as they mature, also, I was wondering what anyone out there feeds their powder blue tang, Thanks!

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spirulina flakes, pellets, nori, and some meaty foods, I heard does well. Ya the powder is a pretty hard fish to keep happy. Sorry about your loss....

As far as the clown goes, yes the black and white (orange face) start out kinda brown. As they mature there black will darken.

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Generally, it's not a good idea to feed terrestrial greens to marine fish - they aren't able to digest it properly. You should be able to find seaweed at any lfs.

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Sorry to hear about your loss. The powder blue is a beautiful fish. What is the tank size, and what are your water parameters? In the future, you may want to try soaking the food in Garlic Extreme or a similar product. It tends ot boost both appitite and immune system.
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