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Old 10-04-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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Yellow Tang Sick, please help

Sup Everyone

Im fairly new to this site and I have a concern. My yellow tang's fins are tearing in the back and a little up top. I was told it could be his nutrition.

Im currently feeding him : New Life Spectrum pellets
Tetra Spirulina flakes
and Sea Veggies ( green sea weed )

I also have a purple gamma in the tank as well and he seems fine.

If I can please get some advice on what to do. At first it was just the bottm it looked like it was bit by another fish. Now it is in several places like bites, but Im positive its not bites. Please someone help me out

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Old 10-04-2003, 03:51 PM   #2
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what are your water perimaters?
was the tank cycled?
i hear that gammas can get nippy to tank mates, what size of tank is it?
i hope your yellow tang gets better my yellow is my favorite fish in my tank.
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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The tank was cycled, it is a 20 gallon. I dont know my parimeters I get my water checked every 2 weeks but at the store. How can I get my parimeters checked for myself and my main concern is the tang please help
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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20 gallons is too small for a yellow tang and i think you should invest in a ammonia, ph, nitate, nitrite test kits asap, the tang is porobably stressed out being in a 20gal tank causeing its immune system too weaken.
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that would cause for his tail to tear?

Thanks for your help
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:19 PM   #6
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it could, some one else will have a better ansewer for you, im sure it wont take long for some one else too come along.
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thanks buddy

Also if someone can answer how often should i change 20% of water in the 20 gallon tank and also how often do I feed. Im investing in books as we speak but If you can help please
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i feed my tang every day and just started putting in the green sea weed the other day for him too graze on along with the algae in the tank, do you have live rock and or sand?i change 5 gallons every week or so on a 70gal and im sure i could go a lot longer then that.
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yes I have sand about 1 1/2 inches of sand and I have about 7 pounds of live rock , do i need more live rock, I think I do
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iv been told 1.5 - 2 pounds per gallon, i have 45lbs and need more.
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