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Old 11-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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hippo tang help

I have had my tank for over year and a half...I have a blue hippo tang that has been in there since the beginning...she is about 4 or 5 inches and I just recently noticed that I could start to see her bones...I feed every other day and give seaweed now and then to snack....everytime I go to feed her and my other 3 fish swim to top and wait for the food...I see her eat every time but don't know why she is not fat like she used to be....should I be feeding more often or is there an illness I don't know about....please help thanks...
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I have had my tank for over year and a half...I have a blue hippo tang that has been in there since the beginning...she is about 4 or 5 inches and I just recently noticed that I could start to see her bones...I feed every other day and give seaweed now and then to snack....everytime I go to feed her and my other 3 fish swim to top and wait for the food...I see her eat every time but don't know why she is not fat like she used to be....should I be feeding more often or is there an illness I don't know about....please help thanks...
It is starving.Start putting some algae strips on a clip every day.
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My tangs go through 2-3 strips a day and that's just two of them. Also, try supplementing with vitachem and garlic to entice her to eat and get her healthy again.
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they are omnivores. give meaty foods also. mysis, chopped fish from the supermarket...
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