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blue tang issue

Postby juzzy » Sun 20 Sep, 2015 9:57 am

Hi all,

We've had a blue tang for about a week now (new tank for about 3 weeks) and earlier in the week the tang got caught on the edge of the filter. We helped her off but it didn't look great. My wife said to leave her and she'd be fine; sure enough she survived. The last few days the tang has been rubbing against the rocks and such. She appears to have a few red dots between her black stripes byt tbh that could just be from bumping into the rocks. She is looking a tiny bit pale this morning but other than the rubbing appears ok.
Anyone had a similar problem? What was your actions. And result? TIA everyone ☺
(We have taken a photo I just can't seem to find how to attach it)
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Re: blue tang issue

Postby CaptCrash » Sun 20 Sep, 2015 5:07 pm

Are you saying that this is a new tank, about three weeks old?
If so its likely to still be cycling. If this is the case, you will most likely need to get the fish out of the tank ASAP and return it to the fish shop.
One of the most important things you can do is to post your last set of water parameters for your tank along with the test kit brands when you are looking for help.
This is especially useful for a new tank/keeper. As it lets people understand where your tank is at and provide sensible suggestions.
Have a read in http://www.masa.asn.au/masawiki/index.p ... nd_Cycling about the nitrogen cycle.

Lots of scratching is going to be a sign of something wrong.
Things like the fish getting caught on something, suggests that its not doing to well.

You haven't provided a lot of relevant detail that could be useful for people answering your question (size of the tank, the size of the fish, what type of filter/pump/power head the fish was caught on).
So this makes it hard to assist with.

If I have not understood something or missed a key point, then please provide some more details

ps. To post photos, upload the photo to photobucket (or a similar image sharing site), copy the URL for the image, then when posting on MASA, click the Img button above the field where you enter your post and paste the URL for the image between the tags.
eg The following (without the spaces) [img ]http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr351/dnancarrow/Aquarium/Breeding/_MG_5490_full.jpg[/img ] will give you
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Re: blue tang issue

Postby chromus » Mon 21 Sep, 2015 11:31 am

Click here for full instructions on uploading >>> pics
Did you search RTAW Reefpedia B4 asking your question?

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Re: blue tang issue

Postby CaptCrash » Mon 21 Sep, 2015 9:21 pm

chromus wrote:Click here for full instructions on uploading >>> pics

chromus, that goes to a page that says "The requested topic does not exist."
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Re: blue tang issue

Postby chromus » Mon 21 Sep, 2015 10:15 pm

Will get Cam to check it, it worked a couple of weeks ago
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