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Old 08-19-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Tangs keep dying.

I'm having trouble keeping tangs alive. I added a Naso tang a few weeks back and he died within in 24 hours without reason so I put it to stress. I got a kole tang on Sunday 2 days ago and now he's barely alive sat in a cave breathing heavily. There is no sign of ich or disease. I acclimated as carefully as I could and he was swimming around eating algae I of the rocks within 10 minutes. Making friends with the other citizens. Ammonia is 0 trates 0 salinity 1023 temp 24.5 all other fish happy and no problems. I'm at a loss should I just not get tangs? One intresting thing is my star blenny and fireball angel keep swimming over and looking at him in the cave?


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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If there is no sign of disease and your water quality is good then I think it is how you are introducing them to the tank. Please can you specifically say how you acclimate your tangs?


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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I turn off the lights float the bag In the tank and slowly add tank water until it's almost replaced the water from the fish shop then add the fish and slowly put the LEDs on when it's come out of hiding after about 10 minutes



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Also it was fine after adding to the tank and eating the green hair algae off the rocks


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Unless it's the green hair algae poising them for some reason?



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Unless it's the green hair algae poising them for some reason?
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No, hair algae is a sign of excess nitrates in the water column. Even testing for them can then result in 0 as it is being consumed.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #7
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I know that that's why I keep manually removing the algae and have phosphate remover and being careful to not over feed. Also if it is nitrates then they are locked away in the algae and not there to harm anything


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The only thing I can think of is if the fireball and blenny are teaming up and bullying the fish to death



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Maybe. Can you tell us more about the tank? Size of the tank maybe at play here, especially if you have fish that have already established their territory.
And what is a fireball?


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It's a 70 gallon tank with a 30 gallon sump got 3 large power heads and return from sump. The fireball dwarf angel is very territorial but have never seen him attack the tang as tang is twice the size.



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