Right now I only have 2 gallons ready, usually begin to fill u reserve on Thur. I can try to get things togehter quickly but the tang is in VERY BAD shape it can barely swim its lifelessly blowing around the tank with its fins extended like it does when its senses predators or something.
Actually it will take me about 10 min just figured out I can use tap water! how will this help I thought it just died.. its layed flat and floated around the tan hit the sand then swam back up. The time is close I'm affraid. Im gonna go take a shower. This may sound mean to most people but when I get out I hope it has passed.
His contracted belly is definitely a sign of hunger. My tangs get to looking like squished playdough if I neglect the nori hanging. He must not have been getting enough to eat off of the rock (maybe he was picking at but not eating the HA).
My PT fades at night. He also has a funny way of hiding under rocks when he wants to. One time he was laying horizontal under a rock. I thought it was crushed or dead and when I put my hand in he swam around just fine.
If you're sure the tank has enough water flow/aeration then try a couple of drops of cyclopeze and see if that doesn't get him swimming like mad. My tangs love cyclopeze.
Good luck with him. Maybe he isn't as close to death's door as you believe!
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Why would he be gasping for air though and he seems really weak and getting pushed agaisnt things like a rock. He looked fine for the past 3 days then I ate dinner looked at him again and I saw him dong what hes doing now. And if it was hungary why would his health deteriate so fast he was swimming and happy this morning.