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Old 02-01-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Help! My Kole Tang Isn't Eating!

I Tried to feed my Kole Tang Tonight And She Won't Eat! I Noticed She Had Little Bubbles Or Fizzies Like In Seltzer Water On Her. I Always Fed Her Things Like Pellets Mysis And Shrimp. She Always Ate That Stuff. Now She Won't Eat At All. Should I Be Worried?
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Oh, By The Way, I Have Had Her For About 6 Months. Our Water Is Fine. No One Is Bothering Her Either.
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Mine mostly picks at the rocks and back of the glass. Is it at least doing that?
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She Used To But Isn't Right Now. Is She Sick???
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Have you tried any dried seaweed? Also try soaking your food in garlic.
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You have 9 relatively large sized fish in a 55g tank? That could also be part of the issue.
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Not to be repetitive but .....

Review your stocking list.. You can thin it out or nature will take care of it for you...

Which may have already begun
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Not to be repetitive but .....

Review your stocking list.. You can thin it out or nature will take care of it for you...

Which may have already begun
LOL.. I seem to have read that somewhere else recently
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You have 9 relatively large sized fish in a 55g tank? That could also be part of the issue.
I agree with OniTweak way to many large fish that require larger tanks.
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Any new fish added just prior to the eating issue?
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I have to agree. Tank is really loaded.
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Well, She died this morning. Also this Afternoon my pearlscale Butterfly Died. My pearlscale had a bacteria infection and my kole tang just died. My ph was low so I am Bringing that up because it was hurting my fish which stressed them out and killed them. So I am fixing that now.
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sorry to hear... I wouldn't add anymore livestock for a while... please
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I agree. Dont add anything else and let the tank mature and stabilize. Not trying to be ugly but you really need to show some responsible actions here for the good of the fish in your tank.
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Yeah I know. I won't Add Any more For a While. I Need To let It Settle. I need to sit back and relax. I will make the corrections I need To make on it.
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... My ph was low so I am Bringing that up because it was hurting my fish which stressed them out and killed them. So I am fixing that now.
Well... yes, and no.

Your pH was most likely low because of the very large bioload in your tank. Drastic swings in the biological activity in your tank really play havoc with your pH. I have a feeling that you're adding buffer or something from a bottle to "fix" your pH. If that's the case, you're really not fixing anything, but just postponing the next wild pH swing.

The only way to really fix the pH issue is to get the tank stable, which means getting the bioload down to a manageable level. Someone earlier mentioned that Mother Nature tends to make things right in the end, but it's usually much cheaper and less frustrating if you make the changes before her.
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I am using the Ph buffer and it works. I only Have 7 fish in the tank. Everyone seem's To be doing good. The problem is being fixed. After the Ph Is up back to normal, I will get my water tested and will probably have to do a water change. Then go on from there.
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Sounds like you got it all figured out. Good Luck

BTW: Those 7 remaining are probably 3 (maybe 4) more than should be in that tank IMO
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