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Old 06-11-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Sick hippo tang HELP!!

I have a hippo tang with perfect parameters and a UV skimmer but he has a patch of skin on his lower body that looks like an infection or eaten flesh even though I dont have any aggressive fish. Do you know what it may be.
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Have you been feeding "Green" food?
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No, I've been feeding flakes and pellets and sometimes brine shrimp
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I would start feeding some nori sheets or some other "veggie" as tangs are omnivores and need their greens I would probably get a cleaner shrimp as well because they can help with most skin conditions. (not cure all but help with most)
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I feed seaweed once a week and the flakes have have some in it too. I doubt that is it because my 2 triggers had the same thing but they both died since I didnt know how to care for it.
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Do you have cleaner shrimp?
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What size is the tank?
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Veggie sheets are very important and I would also put some frozen mysis on the menu as well. Vitamin enriched foods will help fend off disease.

Perfect water params? What are you water params? How often are you doing PWCs and what size tank is this?
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #10
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It's a 55 gallon Aquarium. The tang is my neighbors as he gave it to me until his tank is repaired or until he finds another tank to put it in because his tank busted. He has a 150. I have 0 Ammonia 0Nitrites and undetectable nitrates. I do a 5 gallon water change every week. The tang didn't have the mark in the morning but when I checked at night it looks as if some thing bit a chunk of his body. I'm confused because I have no aggressive fish or at least any fish capable of doing that.
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