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Old 05-09-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hippo tang

Is it normal for hippo tangs to graze their sides on the sand from time to time?
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It's normal for them to get ICH and flash like you're describing. I recommend putting Garlic Extreme by Kent on their food if you see them flashing. If you see any white spots on the fish put it in the water itself too. It won't cure the ICH but it will boost the immune system of the fish. You can also treat it with hyposalinity or other medications. Good luck!
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Their food does have garlic in it and i see no spots
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Tangs are prone to getting ICH. Keep your eyes open for any white spots as they can have it for a while before it starts to show. I've tried the other garlic supplements with little or no effect.
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What should i do if i start to see spots? Is the garlic oil enough to help fight it off. Or is there other treatments to use
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What should i do if i start to see spots? Is the garlic oil enough to help fight it off. Or is there other treatments to use
as stated prior, hyposaline conditions, i heard theres some copper treatments, a bunch of different medications tbh... All performed in a qt or hospital of course.
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So what if i cant do a QT. i havent been able to get one together yet
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Before you jump to any conclusions, just know that hippo tangs can do some weird stuff. LOL

Mine slides in between the rocks, sideways and jams himself under neath rocks sometimes to sleep. He doesnt "flash" on the sand but does on the rocks from time to time. I've had mine for a couple years and he has never ever had any white spots on him, he is just weird. LOL

Keep an eye on him real close for a few more days, they are in fact ich magnets but thats always the answer with them, they are plain ole' weird fish lol
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My yellow tang does the same and has for past 8 months I've had her. again I have no spots,
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could be sand on their skin, something in their gills, or just be itchy also!
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