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Old 07-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #11
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Ok I'll do weekly pwc's. And its a 24g nanocube. But before any of you shoot me for having a tang in there. I have a 100g home for it,'it's just not ready yet. The nanocube is just a temp home. There are 4 other smallish. 2 clown, a purple firefish and a damsel. And like 6 frags of different coral. (mushrooms, torch, Kenya, xenya, and yellow polyps) but like I said, I have a 100g home for him to go to as soon as it's ready
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:17 PM   #12
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Don't know whether you consider this a shot or not, but here it goes.....

IMO, that tang in a 24g with 4 other fish can really get stressed. A stressed fish often means a lowered immune system. A loweredimmune system often means ich, velvet, other disease or whatever it is they say your tang has on his tail.

Strong, happy fish can fight off illness better.

Hopefully you'll take something from this experience. Good luck
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #13
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Yea. I know, I am moving the tang very soon. I know 24 is too small, and I'm gonna have him in a bigger home shorty. This is just temporary. Better than the 10g tanks they keep fish in at the LFS
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:36 AM   #14
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How did i know?

Ohhhh, When will people learn.
If you had a 100g on hold, Why didnt you just wait untill that was ready and then buy the tang? No wonder its sick..
Its chances of survival are quite low, It'll just keep on having problems. Sorry.

Good luck...
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #15
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Look, this tang was in a 10g in a small
Pet store. It had been there for a while. I know that a 24g isn't what they need, but it's better than the 10g it was stuck in. The 24 is just temporary. No worse than the temporary tanks they are in at LFSs.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #16
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The difference is that now YOU have a sick fish instead of the lfs!
I would try doing daily 10% water changes in that tank until the 100 is ready. With that small of a water volume in a crowded tank you really need to keep the water pristine. The only way to do that is with daily 10% pwc's. At least you only need a couple of water jugs worth, though it may be easier to make a couple of 5 gallon buckets so you always have it at the ready.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #17
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Well I have a buddy with a 75g that's been running,
I may just let him babysit for me. Cus I agree that he doesn't need to be in the 24g. I figured it was better than the 10g, but still not good. I understand that. I really want the best for the tang
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The 75 will be much better than the nano. Kudos for trying to find a better route. I think you`ll see the lympho disapear after you put him in the 75. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:31 AM   #19
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That's what I'm gonna do. It will be best and will be much happier with a 75g with only one other tank mate
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Ahhh! Great idea mate! Thats it!

Now he'll be fit and healthy for your 100g!
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