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Old 11-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Sick Kole Tang

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but that has been a good thing to say the least lol.

I've had a Kole tang for about a month now and he has been acting fine, actually he is sort of the bully of the tank. He doesn't push fish in the corner or anything but since he is much larger than the rest of the fish in the tank, he feels that he can swim over them.

This past Saturday (not today) I added a Raccoon Butterfly. He has been fine, but since then, around Wednesday my kole tang has gone from a dark purple to pink and has marks on his body. I wasn't sure what the marks or loss of color was from. Also the color comes and goes. Sometimes he is fine, sometimes he is pink. I also haven't seen any difference in behavior or loss of hunger.

If it helps its a 90 gallon tank with:

two clown fish
coral beauty
foxface
scooter blenny
pajama cardinal
and the kole and raccoon mentioned earlier.

here are pictures. the first is of how he was when we got him to how he is now.



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Old 11-12-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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What are you feeding them?

Are you feeding seaweed???
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They are getting seaweed, flake food, and Frozen Spirulina Brine Shrimp
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Are you soaking their food in vitamins? Like vitachem?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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I haven't. I've been using garlic, but not sure if thats of any help.
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Garlic is good for enticing food to eat and some (me as well) say it has some effect on treating. I would start to treat with a vitamin and see if he gets his color back. I use vitachem- but I know there are other brands out there....
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cool, thanks for the advice. I will give it a try on monday since the LFS is closed on sundays here
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Not a problem. I dose my tank weekly with vitachem and also place about 5-10 drops in the food once a day. You may not do as much though cause I have a 220.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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Sad to say that my kole tang is not doing any better...here are some newer pictures of him. he is still acting normal like he has before but the marks are getting worse. Could they be bite marks?


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Fish can loose their color from stress...is it possible to remove the other fish that caused this?
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