lipstick tang

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  1. johannes rall

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    I am abit worryed.Icant see if my lipstick is eating.It sometime gives a twitching movement but now signs of spots and it swim around especialy when its dark.Dont know if its feeding then.The guys at the lfs said I must mix the food with garlic drops.
     
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    what foods did you try? Garlic helps to get fish eating
     
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    What foods are you feeding? What is the size of the display tank? How long have you had the Tang? What are the water parameters? Most Tangs will swim around at night but wont be feeding.
     
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    The twitching could be the start of white spot, they won't always show spots but will show symptoms. keep an eye on him, and you say he is not eating is already a sign IMO of white spot. Garlic will help encourage him to eat and it is very important that he eats as much as possible if they have WS.
     
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    i woukld sugest taking a small piece of LR and use a rubber band to attach some Nori to it. he should find it and start to nibble. do you have any other algae growing in the tank and is he eting that?
     
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    Im feeding it the same pellets it was getting in the lfs OCEON NUTRITION FORMULA TWO MARINE PELLET the green one its almost a week now that its in the tank. its seems to eat something of the sand .How long will it take for ws to show if its is
     
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    Icant see any other algae eccept some green ones here vand there but not much cant see itr eating it
     
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    Try Omega One, green sea weed. Mine had the same problem. I cut the seaweed in small chips. That is about all he eats now. Hope it helps
     
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    I just bought a lipstick tang just over a week ago, I gave him nori but he didn't go for it for a while so I tried a bit of chaeto and he went crazy over it straight away. Maybe try a bit on a clip?
     
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    where in P.E. can i get chaeto and price
     
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    Cheato is not for sale, ask some of the fellow reefers in PE to give you some...
     
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    i gave up on asking
     
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