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Old 12-31-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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Dead Tang!

My lights just came in my tank and I found my beautiful purple tang laying on the sand...dead. I am feel terrible about this, i have had this fish for well over a year and it was always doing great. I noiced some torn fins on his tail and anal fins. Not sure if it is fin rot or just work from my clean-up crew before I goti him out. No one has ever picked on him. He also looked very thin. The last time I saw him he was doing great. Swim normally and eating well. No changes with the tank. Ammonia and nitrite are 0, nitrate is 5, SG is 1.024, temp is 80, ph is 8.1. All other fish, coral and inverts are doing fine. I did a 15% water change on Wed. I have no idea what happened Guess I will head to the bathroom for a proper Suburbian burrial.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'm truly sorry Lando He was a beautiful fish.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:42 PM   #4
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So Sorry.. :|
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Sorry for your lost. It was a pretty and expensive fish. It happened to me a few years ago on a yellow tank. I had it for over a year. Started one day, it ate less and less and a week later, he died....
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Aw Lando, so sorry to hear this.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:23 PM   #7
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Sorry for your loss.

What was your feeding regiment?

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Old 12-31-2004, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I hango nori every other day and feed froozen mysis and krill every three days. DT's every three days as well.
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Sorry to hear this....I feel you on this one. I seem to have unexplained problems such as this quite often.
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:27 PM   #10
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I mean no offense but unfortunately Nori alone will not fullfill the tangs requirements. It is an excellent grazing food but does not complete a balanced diet. Believe it or not a fish can gorge itself and still succumb to starvation. Along with the meat proteins, fish require many types of vitamin rich foods both natural and in some cases artificial. Tangs especially need a much higher carbohydrate diet with a good mix of varying veggie matter to complete a balanced diet.

There is a very good article <<here>> I would suggest reading.

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