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Old 08-19-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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help!

y does my blue tang lie on the seabed almost fully?
i can even use my hand to touch it...it does not escape like other
fish...can some1 tell me y is it like dat?and someone give me a solution...
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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Tell us more about your system.

What size tank?
What do you use for filtration?
What other fish are in the tank?
How long have you had the blue tang?
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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With out knowing the specifics that reefrunner asked for, in my experience, sorry to say, but hes probably dieing. Is it discolored, eating properly, seem to have bits of fin missing or anything unusual? Like I said its my experience that its dieing and you probably do not have allot of time left, sorry for the downer.
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:33 PM   #4
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2 feet tank
internal filter(part of the tank)
2domino, 2blue and 1yellowtail,2 striped damsels,1 clownfish
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i just buy today...
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #6
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All of those damsels may be "picking" on the tang and stressing him out. Damsels are very territorial. I have one that is constantly harassing my royal gramma, I think I may be forced to get rid of him.
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:37 PM   #7
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oh ok,thanks for the help!
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How did you acclimate the fish? Was it acting normally at the LFS? What are the demensions of the tank? How big is the tang, tangs are too large for a 2ft tank.
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:43 PM   #9
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just a small one
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
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Please answer the questions above. Even a small tang is too large for your system.

Your tank is already overdrowded, IMO, and that is likely the root of the problem.
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