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Old 06-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #1
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Yellow tang turning white!!!

GOt a yellow tang 3 weeks ago and put it in a 12 gallon QT. Had signs of ick but it went away. Now appears to have a white horizonal line running across its body and a dark splotch in the center under its skin. What is wrong? Can all this be cause by malnutrition?

I feed it mysis shrimp and green algea.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with it, 'cept a little stressed mabye. The white bar running from front to back is the caudal bone and is part of it's anatomy. It will often be more noticable when the fish is stressed or when there is only amibient/dusk lighting. The fish color fades allowing the inards to be more easily seen.

How are the QT water specs?

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Ive had my yellow tang for 8 yrs and always seen that on mine. Esp when the lights are off. IMO this is normal
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My yellow tang has that line when the lights are off. I just thought it was normal. Mine eats like a pig, so I'm sure that it's not malnutrition.
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How are the QT water specs?
That could be key trying to figure out if he's stressed. Probably have to watch water specs often in a 12g.

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