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Old 10-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hippo tang help

If hippo tang showing ribs and lost colour on bottom half what can it be and how to help it get better. Fish is a friends and lives in 150gal 5ft tank it's only about 4 inch long at min. Water test all good. He feeds it sea weed every day plus flake and frozen cubes
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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I'd say if its showing ribs or super thin then it needs more food. Not sure what his feeding schedule is like but he may have to step it up a bit. They are very active fish and need a good amount of food. The seaweed is great but a nice variety of other food can only help.
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Feeds bit of flake once aday and, cube in evening. So what best food to fatten fish up
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You want high protein food. I would get some pemysis and try that on top of the seaweed and maybe add a good pellet food to the menu, like new life spectrum. I feed my tangs that and they are actually kinda fat lol
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Thanks will pass the info on and hope it works
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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Good luck to your friend, hope it helps.
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