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Old 03-02-2005, 12:25 AM   #1
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yellow tang problem

My friend bought a yellow tang from the lfs and it was all yellow. after a few days in his tank we noticed that it started getting splotches of brown around its eyes and mouth. Ive now transfered it to my tank for holding because of it fighting with an angel in my friends. ive seen similar markings at other stores ( Petco had one the same way) is this normal or is something wrong. pic is attached
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if its brownish in color it happened to mine and i was told it was stress related ,
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yea its a brownish color. hes also not eating much when i feed hell just float around looking at it and all the other fish will eat the food. he spends most of the time by a rock looking downward a lil and sometime around my crabs. kindof like staring at them.
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mine wouldnt eat untill i put in some sheet algae rubberbanded to a rock and left to flap in the current , then he ate it all by morning,, we lost him to ick a few days ago
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Need some more info. What size tank? What are your current water parameters? Is it eating at all?
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well i guess we can forget about this thread... i came home today after work and found him floating on the bottom. hes a gonner.

my tank size is 20gal and everythings normal except the ammonia is about .25 because if a lr i had put in there. he wasnt doing too well in my friends tank either so i think thats what the prob was.

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what is going on now one of my damsels are laying on the bottom floating there.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Check this article and see if it hepls any...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=44

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doesnt seem that that would be the problem i did a chemical test and heres the results

PH 8.2
ammonia between 0 and 0.25
nitrite was up about to 0.50
and nitrate is about 6
water temp 78 deg F
salinity 1.021
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ammonia between 0 and 0.25
nitrite was up about to 0.50
and nitrate is about 6
Actually, these numbers would suggest it is a possibility. ph is only one possibility. Poor water quality, stress and diet are typically the main contributors.

Is this the main or the QT?

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