Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-30-2004, 11:05 AM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
I have to feed the tank that the regal is in with something other than veg and seaweed stuff though as I have a velvet dottieback in there too...he wont eat the seaweed stuff. I feed both of my tanks every other day with mysis....
So if this is the case, what do I do now? What do I feed the tank if I cant feed mysis? arg!! sorry for being a pain! And I am using the Zoe so this is good. Whats something good with fatty acids? And whats something with "sprulina"....I ask you as I dont trust the LFS here....I dont they even know what fatty acids are!!
__________________

__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 11:17 AM   #22
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The mysis is fine if the tang eats it but be sure it gets a good vitamin soaking first. It just shouldn't be every feeding. I forgot you had two fish in there.

As far as the spurlina, there are many flake foods that will contain it and mention it specifically in the ingredient list as well as Nori being a natural source. If you are unable to get Zoecon or Selcon for [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] content, look for foods that specifically mention it in the ingredient list like Ocean Nutrition and Omega One.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 11:25 AM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
Ok.. I will try and change up the content as to what Im feeding the QT tank. I bought some of the Zoe vitamins the other day and have been soaking all of the fishes food in it for like 30-45 minutes then mixing it with SW from the main tank and then pouring small amts in there for them to eat.
Also I think I have some flake food at home like you mentioned. Will look at the ingred. Also the tang REALLY likes the mysis...he sucks it down as fast as you can put it in there! Dont know if this is normal or not but he does like it.
I have seaweed which I assume is the same as Nori???
__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 12:03 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 591
Send a message via Yahoo to Fishboy-from-NY
Krill is high in [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] and try to feed him Macro Algae since thats what they eat in the wild. Maybe red glacerleria. HOPE I SPELLED IT RIGHT LOL.
__________________
Fishboy-from-NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 12:05 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 591
Send a message via Yahoo to Fishboy-from-NY
No Nori is way more nutritional than regular seaweed, I would try to get Nori, if not you should get the Juliang Springs sea Veggie sheets which are rich in vitamins.
__________________
Fishboy-from-NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 12:31 PM   #26
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishboy-from-NY
try to feed him Macro Algae since thats what they eat in the wild. Maybe red glacerleria. HOPE I SPELLED IT RIGHT LOL.
Very true on the gracilaria but avoid caulerpa species. They are not good for fish in general and especially not a sick tang.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
just curious??? Where do you guys get all of your food and such like you have mentioned above?? I really dont think the guys around in my area carry the stuff I need....do you order on line or LFS? If on line, what companies?
__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 03:38 PM   #28
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
My LFS is kinda unique. It's both online and local. All my dry goods are delivered ( free shipping) and anything live I go in person. Being from Canada, I doubt it would be of any benefit though.

If your looking for good "on line" e-tailers, start a new thread asking others for their recommendations. I am also sure if you PM the same question to our sponsors you should get some decent responses as well.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 03:46 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
Good idea on sending PM and asking for reccomendations.....and nice setup for you with regards to the LFS!!! Wish I had the same here. You would think in the Dallas TX area there would be a lot to choose from, but theres not.
Thanks for the help.
__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2004, 12:05 AM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
Steve/Someone
I still am having issues with the tang. I have been feeding hims LOTS of the algea on a clip, enhanced brine, garlic extrac, Selcon, Zoe, vitamin C to the water each day, ect. Also I have done 2 water changes this week as well. He is eating like a pig and swimming around like nothing is wrong. Also I am pretty sure all of the copper is gone now as I have run carbon for 2-3 nights.
Heres the deal. Its in a 20 gallon tank. When I look at the tang under the light, his whole body looks fine. Even his face isnt as pitted as it was BUT the face portion under the light looks like its white. Its not I know, but where it should be black, its faded bad and also under the eye and down along the line of the gill (guess this is the lateral line) its turning red now. What in the heck am I doing wrong?? Without looking close at him, you would think everything is ok. Ive seen his scrap against the PVC from time to time but not often. Also from time to time he seems to "shake a little". All I have is a heater that isnt submersed, an airstone, and a HOB biowheel. I dont know that stray current is a factor. The PH last time I checked was 8.3. Temp about 82. Would doing a water change effect him this way? I matched the temp and SG.
Im at a loss. I really want to put him in the main tank but dont want to if he has something. Hope I covered everything....sorry for so many questions.
__________________

__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Regal Tang question fishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 10-06-2004 05:33 PM
Regal Tang question fishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 10-06-2004 11:18 AM
Regal tang & Yellow tang in the same tank??? Florida8 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-04-2004 09:48 PM
Regal tang question Edmonton Eskimo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 09-04-2004 02:48 PM
Regal Tang question fishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 07-01-2004 10:37 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.