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Old 01-08-2005, 09:55 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your tang Take it back to the LFS and see what they can do for you. I would not get another one today. Test your water parameters over the next couple of days and make sure you do not have a small ammonia spike. If this LFS has good staff and nice looking livestock I see no reason not to buy from them again. Just make sure you observe your next fish in the store for a few days and have them feed it fo you so you know it its eating. Read up a bit on acclimation techniques and avoid the FW dip unless it is actually indicated. Good luck...Lando

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So sorry.
The big thing with acclimation is to make sure the temp and the PH match between the container you are acclimating in and your tank. Also slow down the accimation to several hours. I also agree with my buddy lando, skip the dip and opt for qt. Much less stressful.
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I would try again with a much longer acclimation 1.5-2 hour drip. Use a bigger bucket. Ask the LFS what their readings are as well PH temp and salinity, then you will have a better idea how much change there is.

What are your long term stocking plans? Maybe something other than a tang to start with. I had the exact same problem early on with tangs. Now I have 2 with no problem. My tank was over 6 months old before I was successful though.

QT would also be a good option although I realize not all abide by this myself included when I first started.


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