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Old 12-27-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
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White lips on Yellow Tang?

Has anyone seen this before? I think they could be raw from gnawing at the LR, or maybe he got stung a little. He is swimming around as usual, his gills are puffing at normal rates, his color is as vibrant as normal, basically he is a acting just fine. I think he is fine, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Here is a quick photo

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Yep I can see it, it looks to be abrasions/missing scales from pecking at the rock. Something I noticed, which I find infinitely more dangerous to your fish, is that it has a pinched belly. Tangs are constant grazers with a very fast metabolism. A healthy tang is full bodied and fat. You need to feed that fish more and more often. I would suggest dried (non flavored/seasoned and raw) nori. You can either get a veggie clip to put it on or you can rubberband it to a rock.
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I thought that he looked a bit too slender too.

I have already been to the lfs and picked up a clip for the nori and other vegis. We make our own nori rolls so we had that on hand. The lfs mentoined borccoli and banana as good things to feed him too.
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The brocoli may be fine (I however don't like giving my fish terrestrial foods whenever possible) but I would not put banana in my tank and I do not think the tang would eat it.
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Is there anything else I should consider giving him than Nori? He seems to enjoy the Nori, but I am not sure if he needs anything in addition to that. I appreciate your quick responses. I think the tang probably does too.
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I just feed my Tang Nori and let him graze for the rest.. he seems pretty fat to me lol... The nori and the flake you feed should suffice pretty well.. You might want to soak the nori in some garlic as a precaution..

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Garlic? James, do you have my work number? Give me a ring if you do, if not I will e-mail it to you. We don't have IM here.
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Already called.. LOL Enjoy.. Hope the Tang does better..


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