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Old 03-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Blur hippo help

My blue hippo had this mark appear over the past few days not sure what it is just behind his eye
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Can't really tell but kinda looks like Hlle. A lot of tangs get this. To get rid of it, make sure he's getting veggies and fantastic water quality. Hope he gets better
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Yeah ,thats HLLE,,usually a sign of poor water conditions and lack of proper nutrients
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The water quality is in parameters but when he had ich a few weeks ago he seemed to scratch himself against the rocks, he's better now as in no signs of ich or rubbing he's eating well I give him half a cube of misis in the morning and place some red seaweed on a clip that lasts normally 2 days and in the evening he has a small amount of prima so he get variety, I normally do a 20% wc every 5 days is that too long?
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The seaweed should be in the water no longer than a few hours ,,take out what he doesn't eat...Start adding vita-chem to the food..You should also feed him some type of formula 2 (flake or frozen ,i prefer frozen)..Also get some mega marine algae formula ...He needs more variety
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The seaweed should be in the water no longer than a few hours ,,take out what he doesn't eat...Start adding vita-chem to the food..You should also feed him some type of formula 2 (flake or frozen ,i prefer frozen)..Also get some mega marine algae formula ...He needs more variety
He does also have formula 2 flake
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Is that the tank he's in ?
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Yes it is just him and a watchman blenny
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I'm not an expert on gangs, but I'm pretty sure they need a 6ft long tank atleast.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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Lol I meant tangs, dang auto correct on this phone lol
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