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Old 11-24-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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Pic's of new additions + powder blue tang questions?

I just picked this guy up about a week ago. he was very skinny and his color was bad. I know, why did i buy it. I felt bad for him and figured I could save him.

My question is what should I feed him? I have been feeding him mysis+brine shrimp, frozen cyclop-eeze, and dryed seaweed
he eats very well. should I be using any supplements?

His color came back in about two days. I think he likes his new home
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I picked this guy up at the same time. He is impossible to get a good pic of
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What size tank do you have? He looks pretty good but they are notorius ick magnets so be careful.
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I picked this up from reefermadness about a month ago
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He is in a 58 gal. I have a 90 on stand by if need be. I know the tank is a little small but he is only about 3.5" I'm building a house in about 8 months and
I'm planning on setting up 300+ gallon reef
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You`ll need every bit of the big tank for him. 58 is way too small. Watch out for the ick!!!
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Looks pretty good. food selection is fine and is close to what I feed mine. I would skip the brine shrimp though as it has little nutritional value( kind of like feeding twinkies). I also give mine a pellet called Spectrum THERA + and frozen green life line.

Agree the 58g is too small long term. The 300g will be ideal and the 90g will be fine as that is what I have mine in. Not sure what other fish you have now. I would not add anything else in the 58g and watch for the ICH as previously warned.

Did you get a good deal?
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I know the 58 is small but I figure it was better than the 20 he came out of. I have got my fingers crossed on the ick thing. I can Qt all the fish in a moments notice and I have a uv sterilizer If need be.

just in case, If I have to Qt him what kind of chemical treatment would you recommend?

current fish list in that tank are one flasher wrasse, and two perk clowns.
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Hopefully the UV light is running now as to eradicate free swimming parasites now.
I have heard that Hypo is the way to go esp that it is a chemical free process.
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