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Old 09-27-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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Yellow Tang and Eating

I added a yellow tang to my 75 gallon and while he eats lots of algae off rocks he takes not flakes, pellets or other foods. any ideas?
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My YT eats frozen Formula One and Two. I add a couple drops of Kent Garlic Extreme as the food thaws out. It seems to like it.

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How long has he been in there?

I think he is probably just acclimating to the tank, since he is picking from the rock.

Might try soaking his food in garlic...
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Thanks Guys, the yellow tang has only been in the tank for about 1 week. I added him to my 50 gallon to control algae last tuesday, then on this Sat. I moved the whole 50 gallon over to a new 75 gallon, so naturally the tang as well got moved. The reason it raised an eyebrow with me is because I used to have a Yellow tang that had an incredible appetite, eating everything from algae to flakes. Ill give it some more time, I have some SeaChem Garlic Guard I could try but Ill see if he comes around before that.

Think he may be filling up on algae, I have lots of algae on my rocks and he is always grazing.
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I concur waiting it out as long as the fish looks healthy. If it has an adequate food source you should be fine. I would suggest keeping some dried seaweed/nori available on a clip just in case.
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