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Old 06-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy Very Sluggish Yellow Tang

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I put a Yellow Tank in my 125 gallon tank yesterday. Intitially, he seemed to be swimming around normally, slightly pecking at the rocks but when I turned on the lights this morning, he seems to be sluggish, hovering around the same spot on the bottom of the tank. He also totally ignored the seaweed which I attached to the side of the tank using a clip. He shows no physical sign of disease.

I am running a 125 gallon setup with an overflow, sump, wetdry filters and a UV sterilizer. There is no other fish bothering him and rest of the fish look absolutely healthy...Please help.

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Welcome to the site!
What are your water parameters?
What other fish do you have in the tank?
How did you acclimate him?
You said this morning, has he improved?
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Thank you...I just moved my 55 to the 125 all the substrate and water etc . I got the water checked at the LFS and they said it was fine.

I have 2 Ocelaris Clowns, 3 Green Chromis, 1 royal dottyback, 1 firefish goby, 1 yellow tail damsel and one sargent major damsel. I also have 8 hermit crabs and 1 porcelien crab.

I checked on him at 11 this morning again and he was kind of holding his postion, moved a little from Where i saw him at 8. I had his bag sit in the tank for about 2 hours with a little hole on top to drip the tank water in..Hope i did it right..He was swimming around fine yesterday and even pecking at the live rock
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Just make sure he is eating. Mysis, vitamin fortified brine or some flake. If he still wont eat then try soaking it in some garlic oil. See if you see any parasites on him. Also answer the questions that Scott asked.
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Definitely get your own test kit(s) for testing the water. Running to the LFS all the time for testing all the different params for SW would drive me insane!

I have no experience with SW, but don't these guys tend to try to hide for a while before they get comfortable with the tank? Maybe he's just a bit nervous about his new home?
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I am assuming that too.....that he is kind of nervous in the new tank...but having said that, why would he swim around yesterday and then just go into a shell today..i will be getting a test kit tonight.
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he was nipping at the live rocks yesterday and was going after the flakes..today is he just not doing anything
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Are you seeing any black or white specks on him?
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i closely inspected him this morning and there was no sign of disease...hope this phase passes..
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