help with purple tang

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  1. Yuri

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    my purple has got a cut on him what can i give him
     
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    well my regal also cut himself a few times on the live rock i just leave him and it heals on its own ;)
     
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    Yuri, as long as he is feeding, he will be fine.
     
  5. riyadhessa

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    Yuri must agree with Mekaeel and werner...as long as he is feeding he will be okay...
     
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    Yuri

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    thanks
    he eats like a pig
     
  7. Prodigy

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    Maby try vitamins i know you can buy them from your local pet shop and then u just let the flake or food ly in it for a while then feed...It might help him get better soon
     
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    Yuri

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    normaly i give him frozen food and nori with garlic guard and aqua medic aquabiovit
     
  9. Prodigy

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    Frozen food will work fine dude
     
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    Thats good...
     
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    He should pull through fine...
     
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    My regal also scratches and cuts himself every now and then but he heals after a few days
     
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    You sure about this ? You either have a very clumsy fish or another Surgeon or Crab is hurting him.
     
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    Have to agree with Warr. I suggest removing him from the system to heal properly and also try and find the cause, it may be the sohl tang doing the damage.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    My regal once got sucked onto a powerhead which was open, he pulled through but had a kink in his side. They are stronger than we give them credit, just make sure it doesn't get infected keep an eye on him.
     
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    Warr raised a valid point...
     
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    As long as your water quality is very good then the chances of infection are minimal - but as above, keep an eye out for any hitchers attacking the fish.
     
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    nope there is no hitchers in the tank i have one piece of live rock that has a very sharp point and my regal sometimes scratches himself against it and then cuts itself
     
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    thanks he looks beter still king in the tank at the pet shop thy told me i can put sum waterlife myxazin in
    So i got sum and i have put it in as well
     
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    Not sure if you have a reef, but Myxazin is no longer considered reef safe
     
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    Hey dude hows the Tang?
     

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