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Old 08-06-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Is there something wrong with my tang?

I've noticed while my convict tang is swimming around, every once in a while, his entire body will "twitch". I've noticed he's starting to do it a little more often lately. Its not really anything playful or whatever. Any idea if something is wrong with him?
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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there should only be something wrong if he rubs himself on the sand or the rocks. If not , its not a parasitic infection. All fish have problems like us, digestive aches, tiredness, anxiety. It may any one of those. My tank usually does it when he is in a space in the rock and he cant find a way out.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Ok, I'll keep an eye on him. I did notice this morning a spot on him where it looks like he might have brushed the rock and it caused a little discoloration on him. Thanks!
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There isnot any current in the tank is there. static electricity
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:35 AM   #5
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No, I don't think so. I had my hand in the water just now and didn't feel anything. I've also noticed that he has a few areas on him that don't look right. You know how when you touch a butterfly or a moth that kind of has that powder coating on it and it smudges? Well, weird as it might sound, that's what my tang looks like in a few spots. Also, I was gone most of the afternoon and evening. When I left he seemed fine, but when I came back I noticed a few of those spots and it also seemed like he was having trouble seeing. He was in a corner of my tank that he's in all the time and he couldn't seem to figure out how to get out of there. I also noticed him bumping into the glass a little, he's never done that before. He also seems like he's not as bright colored as before. He has always been kind of a white/silver with beautiful dark stripes, and I know sometimes he would change color a little when he was scared, but his stripes aren't nearly as dark anymore. Any idea what's wrong?
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check params. Something is not right. Whenever you see something wrong, check params. Do you feed nori or anyother vegetable product?
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I just had my water checked the other day at my LFS. They do it for free, and told me since I only have LR and a few fish I don't have to do all that testing on my own. I don't feed him anything else right now. He's had a lot of brown algae to eat off my LR, but that's starting to disappear. The only other food I have is some spirulina that I feed my damsels twice a day.
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is the tang getting any form of vegetation? if not, you need to give him that necessary nutrition.
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What should I be feeding him? Can you give me a link so I know what I should get, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!!!
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...68&N=2004+6100
basically anything like this would do, you can different kinds from different manufacturers. I use seaweed selects.
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