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Old 10-15-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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My blue tang is dead...

I don't know what to say, I just got home from the bars, and my blue tang is dead, I'm almost in tears, this was my all time favorite fish without a doubt...

Joshua...
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Man, I am so sorry to hear that. How long have you had him? Did he have any marks on him or anything else that could help you determine why?

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wow that's hard to take. it always seems to happen to the favorite fish.
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My deepest sympathies on your loss Joshua. I am sure we all here share your pain and loss.
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Sorry to hear about your tang, Joshua. Was this your powder blue? Any thoughts as to what happened? Lando
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Sorry to hear Joshua.
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I'm really sorry to hear that, Joshua.
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Well, it seems as if the tang died of starvation, I'd had it for over 3 months, and it always ate just fine, but apparently it just stopped a few days ago while I was out of town. A few other people have told e that this isn't a totally uncommon thing for powder blue tangs in non reef tanks, any thoughts from anyone??

For the record, water tests follow.

PH 8.4
Nitrite, Amonia, 0
Nitrate around 1-2
Phosphate noticeable
gravity 1.024

My calcium and alk are all messed up, but this is a FOWLR tank, if anything has any thoughts on this let me know, for the record calcium is like less than 200, and I can't get the alk kit to work right so I think it's way one way or the other.

Thanks guys, I really appriciate the words, for now this will remain a clownfish tank, two false clowns in a 75gal, outa be happy fish unless I do something way wrong, haha, Joshua...
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If you do decide to go with another fish, I highly recommend a Naso Tang. They are very personable fish, quite hardy and the one i had in my tank would eat ANYTHING after it was in the tank a few weeks. Also non aggressive, so it wouldn't bother your clowns.

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