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Old 01-19-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Yellow tang question

Is this normal? I have had my yellow tang for a few days. Today I noticed on both sided he has this bright white stripe. He didn't have this before???Click image for larger version

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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ive got no idea.. but with white lines... are they in the exact same place/size on both sides of the tang??

I've got one but it doesn't have any white lines....
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Most likely it's from stress it should go away when he settles in to his new home.
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My yellow still has remnants of those white lines on him after years, but they seem to be more pronounced on your fish. I would bet its just stress from going into a new tank. What are his tankmates and tank size? Do you have any fish that might be giving him any grief?
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To me its normal. Mine have had it for yrs. As long as I have had him. Its more noticable in lower lights or when lights are off.
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He is pretty small. He has a midnight angel that he loves to follow every where. No one really messes with him. The tank is 55g.
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I have two both with white lines i believe it normal
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He is fine. The stripes come out more during times of stress
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FYI your Tang will eventually need a minimum 100 gallon tank. Been there and done that! My wife talked me into buying a 55 gallon system with a Yellow and a Blue Tang. The Blue Hippo needs a 180 gallon for swimming room. Good luck!
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Once he gets pretty big I will just trade him in. He is pretty small now.
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