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Old 01-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Powder Blue Tang????

Has a weird mark going down the side...looks like a swollen vein...any ideas?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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That is its lateral line. Probably showing because it is very skinny . Get that guy fattened up and just make sure it doesnt get worse.
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We feed marine cuizine twice a day plus nori
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
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Is it eating a lot? Maybe some kind of internal parasite if so. Healthy Tangs tend to be "stocky". Almost hate to ask, but what size tank and what tank mates?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:42 AM   #5
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Is it eating the nori?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:02 AM   #7
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Eats close to a sheet of it a day
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And its actually reducing in size today
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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The fish is???

If its eating a lot and staying really thin, my guess would be an internal parasite. I'm honestly not sure what the best treatment out there is for that. It's been several years since I dealt with that. Are you adding any garlic supplement to the nori? I've heard that helps with strength and immunity, but its not a cure .

Keep in mind that you have a Tang that gets pretty big and very aggressive as it matures in a smaller than recommended tank. That will likely cause problems in the future.
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I meant the size of the spots....but ive added garlic to the nori n the spots just come and go....but now my firefish have em...we'll b getting rid of this tang on tues for sure...and other ideas on clearing a tank with ick after we get rid of the tang....i heard it will eventually die out if theres no food source..
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