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Old 03-08-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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yellow tang scared of the dark...

i dont have any moonlights in my tank yet, and every morning when i turn my lights on my yellow tang has big brownish spots on its side that go away seconds after the lights come on.
from what i understand when fish are stressed they get darker.
is it possible my tang is scared of the dark?
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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All fish have a night-time display where their colors become drab, which matches their darkened surroundings. If the tang becomes startled when you turn the lights on you can open a window shade to allow some ambient light to penetrate and give a gradual adjustment period.
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This happens to my yellow tang too. I've had him for a year and a half now. He seems to be doing fine; eating well and actively swimming. So I wouldn't worry too much.

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Mine has had the same for ten yrs now. He is fine.
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thanks for the feedback... i wasn't sure what the deal was so i had to ask.
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No problem in asking. I`m glad you did.
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