Sick Tang ?

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  1. Warr7207

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    Is this Tang sick, I have had my cleaner playing with him. This is normally an indication of sickness or nearby demise ?

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    Need a good side on shot to see if there is anyhing one it, the only reason for worry is the fact that the cleaner is all over it, it could just be an over zealous shrimp, but i thought it worth checking out.
     
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    Hi Warr - no - it does not look sick. It is just usually that when a tang has irritations on it's skin, that it would go to a cleaner shrimp so often. This means that often when tangs have white-spot (could happen quite often with tansg), that they will go to the cleaner shrimp to remove the irritations.
    You tang just looks a little thin at the belly.
    Do you have a clip with sea-weed in the tank 24/7? If not, I would definitely suggest getting one very quickly..... Otherwise your tang might die of malnutrition.... They feed 24/7 because of the very little nourishment they get in at any one time - they constantly need to eat green stuffs...
     
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    He looks a bit on the thin side to me. His nose looks a bit pinched.
    What are you feeding him? How many times a day? Also where exactly was the cleaner "cleaning"?
     
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    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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    To give you an idea, I have four tangs, 2 X naso's, 1 X PB and 1 X sailfin. I feed them 3 - 4 times a day on mixed pellets, one pellet is sea weed based and twice a week on Nori and Purple Sea weed on a clip. My kids are FAT PIGS!!!
     
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    This fish is a PIG. It never stop eating. How much should I feed ? He gets feed Nori twice a day and flakes twice a day with the rest of the fish. Just don't want to put too much food into the tank.
     
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    My clip on Nori grapper thingie cannot hold the nori long enough, he just canes it straight away. I feed squares about 70 x 70mm, should I go BIGGER ?
     
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    Are those red streaks on his fins?
     
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    He looks really thin. I feed my tangs about a business card size piece of nori each day. May be worth feeding a bit more nori.

    Other than that, I cant see any problems with it.

    ime, and what I have seen in the wild, almost all tangs in tanks are way underfed. If you see then in the wild, they always seem obese....
     
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    No it's all the pink rock in my tank
     
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    Please see if you can get a side shot
     
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    I feed triple business card size folded over into layers. That way each tang gets to eat properly.

    Have you tried soaking the nori in a bit of garlic? I make a batch every month or so of the juice from freshly crushed garlic mixed with a bit of RO that I keep in my fridge. Whenever my PB has a bad break out of white spot I soak the nori and presto the next day he is completely free of spots! A controversial subject but it works great for me...
     
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    Are they suppose to have red fins ?
     
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    No
     
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    Must agree the tang is a bit on the thin side, needs to be fed a bit more.
     
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    Have you got a side photo yet?
     
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    Warrren, the photo shows the red lines in his fins. He is ill.:( Not to late to save him though. Have you had anything die in your tank lately?
     
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    Warren I noticed the red in the original photo through going through the same experience when I had White spot due to a PB that I introduced to my tank. You need to get an12/13w UV light thay you can run 24/7 on your tank to get rid of it and your redox potental is probably very low right now and the only way to sort thay is to get ozone going to help assist. You will loose that tang otherwise.
     
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