I am really hoping someone can help me. I purchased a Yellow Tang from my LFS
after watching it there for 10 days. It was swimming great, eating, and seemed healthy in general. I brought it home and acclimated it for a few hours. After a day or so it seemed the picture of health, swimming great, eating algae as well as food, all in all healthy. Then I did a partial water change. This was done because of another issue I cant figure out. All of my water levels are great except for natrate is about 60-70 ppm
. Nothing else is high.... hmmmmm???
Anyway a few days after the change it started acting lethargic, and I noticed a strange brown coloration behind her gills, as well as what seemed to be small bumps. This was the worst in the morning when the lights first came on, then seemed to lessen.
Concerned I took photos and went to the LFS
where they told me it was normal for Tangs to get the brown color when they were in the dark and not to worry as long as it was eating and I kept lettuce or broccili in the tank at all times.
Needless to say she was dead when I got up 2 days later.
I loved having the Tang in the tank, it added alot, and is one of my favorite fish. I would like to get another but am weary. Do you think the problem was fish related of tank related. I was thinking maybe a Hippo Tang instead?
for all help