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Old 11-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Sick Blue Tang

Can someone id this and offer some advice ?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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only thing i can think of is HLLE. what size tank and what are the current params?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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Also what are youfeeding him and how often? Are there seaweed sheets available for the tangs?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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Yeah...looks like HLLE and/or a nutrition issue. How is the yellow doing? I'm guessing this is the 125g reef?
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Agreed HLLE or "hole in the head". Poor nutrition. Feed a lot of nori and meaty foods. Go get some "Rod's food" or make your own. You can arrest this, but some of the damage is irreversible.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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My nitrates are 20ppm, PH 7.7 (been battling)I have nori but haven't been feeding them that enough. I'm guessing the marine one meat and veggie pellets aren't sufficient?
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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i feed my tangs green/purple algae sheets 3-4 times a week

**EDIT** this is as a supplement to my main diet, which consists of 4 frozen foods, and New Life spectrum pellets
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You must feed variety. In the wild, they get quite a bit of everything. One pellet or flake food will not suffice.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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You must feed variety. In the wild, they get quite a bit of everything. One pellet or flake food will not suffice.
What mix do you suggest?

I also have a royal gramma, sixline, chromis and four clowns
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To fatten that tang up Iwould suggest some pemysis. It is fullof protein, much more than regular mysis. I would also add brine shrimp, some blooworms and some emerald entree to the mix. PLUS make sure there are seaweed sheets available as much as possible.
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