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Old 08-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Does your blue tang ever do this?

My hippo has been doing this a lot lately. Curious if anyone knows why. What I'm talking about is the black turning yellow and at times as yellow as its tail. I know its not a health issue, just don't know why else.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I have never seen mine do that before. They have always stayed black.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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It may be because of the other tang
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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It may be because of the other tang
No, I'd have to disagree. At least as far as a hostile manner that is. My tangs get along great and there has never been any aggression towards each other. At least while I'm watching. Lol. That was my first thought though....
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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No, I'd have to disagree. At least as far as a hostile manner that is. My tangs get along great and there has never been any aggression towards each other. At least while I'm watching. Lol. That was my first thought though....
They don't have to be hostile for it to happen when it happens what fish is next to him.
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In all actuality, she/he can be swimming freely by itself. Usually when she is swimming next to a power head but always at the front of the glass. Its almost like she's saying "hey you, stop watching that TV and look at me". And it seems to be in the evening when she does it too. She isn't very large yet but I'm wondering if its a sign of becoming more mature.
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Well congrats bro lol enjoy I rather my tank than tv anyway.
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well congrats bro lol enjoy i rather my tank than tv anyway.
agreed!
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In all actuality, she/he can be swimming freely by itself. Usually when she is swimming next to a power head but always at the front of the glass. Its almost like she's saying "hey you, stop watching that TV and look at me". And it seems to be in the evening when she does it too. She isn't very large yet but I'm wondering if its a sign of becoming more mature.
My blue hippo was 3 years old when I sold it to a guy with a larger tank and it never did that. I wouldn't chalk it up to a good sign without researching what's going on with it. That's a beautiful fish and my absolute favorite tang so take the time to ensure it has good health. Maybe someone with some good experience will chime In soon.
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I've had my blue for a couple years and have never seen anything like that happen. :-(

Following to see if someone else chimes in with the actual answer.

I would say to watch it though, turning colors isnt usually a good thing, anything out of the ordinary with a tang should be watched closely.

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