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Old 06-06-2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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Purple Tang about to die why?

I have a PT and I know it is going to die but I would like to know why. I have 2 green chromi and a green manderine who are doing fine. But the PT its stomach is compressed and get is gasping for air any ideas? He has been fine but I found him between to rocks today I though his haed was stuck but I guess no its much more serious. Its only a 65gal tank all paramaters are in check I knew I was going to need to take it back but now Im not going to have the chance I;ve only had it for 3 days.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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Did it ever eat for you? Did it eat any greens, like nori? Might not have been healthy from the get go.
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I saw it eating hair algea in the tank but it did not eat the nori. But why would it be gasping for air if its starvin? Nows its horizontal its a goner I'm gonna have to stay up till it dies dont want to rotting :'(
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I'm really sorry to hear about your Tang. I don't have any answers to why he's sick, but if he's really going to die it might be kind of you to end his suffering. I know it sounds morbid, but it might be in the best interest of the fish. Once again, truly sorry.
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This is gonna sound cruel but how do I kill it? Sorry not the word I should be using but I;m not cutting any cornors.
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Well I did notice when I got it the cleaner shrimp couldnt get off of it maybe it was a sign.
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I thought I lost my white cheek, it was upside down and not moving just barely gilling for 2 days. The last day it was knocking on deaths door. I did a PWC and it came back to life the next day.......
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How long had the LFS had it? Some fish just don't make the acclimation and shipping well. Probably nothing you could have done. Might have died at the LFS had you not bought it.

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Had it since Thur. or Tue. its fines are starting to turn pale. its gasping for hair its fins are barley moving sorry its like I;m naratining its death. I affraid to ge ta new fish after this especially a healthy one becyase why would the PT be dieing but other fish be fine? And whats up with the contracted belly?
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Take it in a Ziploc Bag and place it in the freezer, or put some baking soda in a bowl of saltwater and place the tang in it. The CO2 will make it go to sleep. Good luck, and once again..sorry.
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