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Old 02-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Dead kole tang

Today I woke up to my kole tang dead. Just hours before he was swimming around just fine(when my girlfriend left for work) I don't know if this has anything to do with the puffer that may or may not be sick. Everyone else looks okay but then again so did tang before now. My question is, I don't have a QT (dumb I know) but I'm not sure if I should go ahead and remove my puffer. I don't want to lose $300+ in fish.
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There were no marks of any kind on the tang, normal color just laying on the bottom of the tank.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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Lost puffer too I back to check on them a few minutes ago and he was sucked against my overflow. Still alive but he couldn't get away from it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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What are your parameters? What size tank do you have?

This was the puffer that you posted with the white areas, right? Did you do anything to treat that? If one fish has something, then others are exposed. There is not much that cures itself, so with no help, whatever is going on will continue.

Having a QT is wise. A simple glass 10-20g with a few pieces of PVC and a filter or power head and maybe a heater does not cost much when compared to the potential casualties.
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It is a 90 gallon tank and as of about 5 days ago these were the parameters. I didn't end up treating the puffer because some people replied to my post saying that there puffer does the same thing, I also read up on it and many places said those were his "sleep" colors. None of the other fish seemed to be effected.

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How long has this tank been going? Any white sugar like parasites on him?
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Tank has been going for about 3 months (not including tank cycling)
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And no, no sugar like things on the puffer or the tang.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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So all of the parameters are normal today. The only thing wrong with the water is the salinity is really high. So we are going to take out about 5 gallons and put fresh water in. Would high salinity kill my tang and puffer and then not do anything to the other fish?
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Our hydrometer says its 1.028. We are going to have everything tested at the LFS shortly
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