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Old 01-07-2005, 03:31 PM   #11
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UPDATE -

Mr. Blue's white spots had gotten so bad that they covered his eyes and when he ate, he looked to be blind. He was starting to develop grey splotches on his sides too. His activity level had dropped to almost nothing.

After speaking to my trusted LFS, they advised me to lure him back onto a diet heavy on veggies and algae. He'd developed a taste for mysis and abandoned his algae feedings. I've been working him back onto Formula 2 for the past few weeks and he's looking absolutely 100% better, I'm happy to say!

He's lost a great deal of his weight, but he's back to sweeping across the tank and even picking at algae on the live rocks. His white spots were totally gone yesterday along with his grey splotches. He still loves the mysis, but goes for the Formula 2 also.

The guy at the LFS has once again solidified my business and trust.


Moral of the story - make sure your Powder Blue Tang eats his veggies.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:40 PM   #12
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You are right...I wasnt feeding my tang veggie matter either and after 5 weeks in QT, I went away on vacation for a week and came back to find him with a severe case of HLLE. I started feeding him Nori (seaweed) with vitamins and such and he has almost recovered 100% since that time...and HLLE is hard to cure totally. So yes please feed your tang veggies/seaweed!
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:55 PM   #13
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I'll probably get some sheets of seaweed for him too. All my fish are pretty adventurous eaters.

I appreaciate your input on this matter, fm (and everyone else, too).
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Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
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