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Old 08-10-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hippo Tang scratching himself against rock...

My hippo tang has been repeatedly scratching himself against a piece of live rock the past few days. Has anyone ever saw a fish do this before? I wonder why it's doing that?
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How long has he been in the tank? Any spots or blemishes? Did you qt him before adding?
Could be ich. Flashig (scratching) is a sign of irratation and these fish are ich magnets.
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I`ve seen my fish scratch on rocks and they did not have ick. Not to say that yours don`t. Keep a close eye on him and if you see small white parasites that look like salt grains then you have ick and must treat. Hopefully he just has an itch
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:40 AM   #5
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My convict tang has been doing the same thing lately. I don't see any little white spots, but there are a few spots on him that look like he rubbed on my LR or something. They kind of look like what a butterfly looks like when you touch it and smudge the "powder" on them..... Any ideas?
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smudge the "powder" on them..... Any ideas?
Maybe velvet? I never had a sick fish so I don't really know.
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I have no idea... its really weird though. I mean, I know there's not powder or anything like that on the fish, but thats just kind of the best way for me to describe the look.
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could be some kind of funguss
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