Urgent help needed vlamingi bloated

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  1. Riddi

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    Hi all

    Today noticed the tang has a bloated abdomen only on its right side.Its still feeding as per normal. does not seem to have any other symptoms what do I do?

    trying to get a pic will post it in a bit
     
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    Hi Riddi. Can you please post a pic of thid anomaly? It would assist greatly with our diagnosis? Many thanks....
     
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    Hi Jacquesb[​IMG]
    this is the best i could get with my phone I have circled the section which is bloated/
     
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    that isnt a vlamingi, i think that is a unicorn. I think what you are seeing, judging by the picture, is that your tang is quite starved - i can see the shape of the skeleton. It needs to eat a lot more, and what you are seeing is him starting to 'stock up' and fill out his flesh. So just keep feeding him well and it will grow fat and happy
     
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    that sounds promising here is another pic, it was sold as a blue lip/spot thanks for the info and id[​IMG]
     
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    Many thanks Riddi. OK - I have seen that a lot with my lipstick tang (the vlamingii, brevisporis (sp?), and lipstick, are all 3 naso family of fish), but I have seen that even more when my lipstick tang have eaten more than it should have. My Brevisporis (unicorn tang) also looks like that sometimes - but it's much more evident when the fish is young, and far less fat (still thin ;)).....

    So - don't worry about it. BTW - do you perhaps have a pic of the "full coloration" of your naso? (with the blue markings?)..... this one does seem like might have the "blue" lips of the vlamingii?

     
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    been feeding ocean nutrition formula two flakes, brine shrimp plus flakes and mysis shrimp frozen food
     
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    @ jacques posted a 2nd pic glad its "normal" should i still feed twice a day or just once?

    thanks guys
     
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    Sounds great, Riddi. I wouldn suggest just monitoring the fish. As soon as you see it starting "Acting strange", and perhaps not even eating, then you should perhaps start to worry.....

    BUT, the bloating itself is nothing to worry about right now.
     
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    Riddi - the amount you feed, is all dependand on your filtration system.... IF your skimmer can handle the extra feeding, that you are sure that the extra nutrients can be removed from your tank, then by all means. Feed twice a day....

    I have a HUGE water volume, and a decent skimmer.... so, I sometimes feed up to 4 times a day (over weekends...)

    Generally, I feed twice to three times a day.....
     
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    That is most definately a Naso Vlamingi , lovely colours the only one to beat this is the Naso Breviatis which J has. The Naso Unicornus has no colours on it its simply grey but it grows a propper horn

    Trev
     
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    we will see when it gets bigger ;)
     
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    @ Trev and Jacquesb
    thanks glad to know I was on the right track, being a newby is tough:p
     
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    All tangs are grazers and need a constant supply of food. Mainly in the algae range. While small shrimp are a treat they will not sustain a healthy tang.

    I very much doubt it is a Vlamingi. probably a blue spine.

    This is my vlamingi about 8months back. Take note of the head and mouth.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ha!
    I win!
    :party:
     
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    Yeh. :) the issue is the worm infestation in the fishes gut. Feed high vitamin supplements with lots of nori or caulerpa. This will help in building up the fishes immune system. I doubt if antibiotics will help at this stage as the lateral line looks to be taking strain already. But it is worth a try.
     
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    Dudes thats a vlamingi I have had all of them and the vlamingi twice and I had two vlamingis in the shop the other day same size as the one in question

    I anit saying it again so listen up ..............its a Naso Vlamingi

    What is so confusing is that almost everyone calls a Naso sergeon a unicorn and that is also a load of bull the Naso Unicornus is the onlt fish that "should" have the common name of unicorn tang or sergeon
     
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    Ok i am listening up.

    Help us in your identification. Explain the defining facts that you feel identify it, and by what means.
     
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    LOL ya right
     
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    who called a naso a unicorn? I only see a unicorn being called a unicorn
    NJ is being serious, lets hear your ways of identifiying it

    I myself have had a Unicorn naso before and it too looked exactly like this at this stage..
     
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