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Old 09/09/2021, 11:24 PM   #1
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Powder Brown Tang Breathing Heavily and Dose not want to eat anything

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Not sure what is going on with my powder brown or what to do. Itís been 5 days since I bought it from a wholesaler and dose. Or wanna go to eat food or any foreseen food. Heís not even nipping on the rocks.

Occasionally he is going for a swim. My other fishes the powder blue and blue tang are swimming and eating frozen food and nori but not him. I also squeezed some garlic and add a few drops to the frozen food but did not help.

The quarantine tank size is about 17gallons, salinity 1.023 temperature 78. Any ideas on what to do with him?
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Old 09/09/2021, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old 09/14/2021, 02:51 PM   #3
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Flaring gills may mean parasite. Ich is most likely, followed by flukes.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, yellow tang, sailfin blenny,royal gramma, ocellaris clown pair, yellow watchman, 100 microceriths, 25 tiny hermits, a 4" conch, 1" nassarius, recovering from 2 year hiatus with daily water change of 10%.
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Old 09/16/2021, 09:10 PM   #4
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After a week in the quarantine tank, i moved him to my 120 g tank. Now I see him going and chasing my powder blue and also nipping on the rocks. I did not see any form of ich or other parasite. Currently, I am adding some prozi pro, to the food that I am giving to the fishes as well to the seaweed clip.

I think he did not like it because it was in a small tank but it seems being in a bigger tank is happy.

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