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jason goldsmith - 2010-11-01
Hi my name is jason and I live in south africa. My friends stepdad caught a powder blue surgeon long ago it was already transparent and later turned back to its normal colors.

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Lisa - 2007-01-04
I purchased a baby purple tang for my 75 gallon saltwater tank and at first it was very well mannered. There were other tangs in the tank of varying sizes, shapes, and color which it socialized with just fine. But after a few short years this fish grew much faster than any of the other fish. It would eat a variety of foods and soon devoured everything in site. It must have grown to at least 8 inches plus in body length and became too aggressive for the tank. Although this fish was just beautiful and I hated having to remove it, I had no choice. Besides the issue of competing with the other fish for food, it would swim so fast around the tank it started knocking things over (like various corals and rocks placed throughout). It was traded back to a local distributor and eventually found a new home in 200 gallon tank.

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  • THEMAN - 2010-10-29
    I got a show tank i have a regal angle an elbi angle, 7 tangs with a large purple tang all of different species i have a wrasse that is hard to find cant remember its name a hurliqiun tusk hmmmmm cleaner wrasser a pair of gold banded morron clowns large sizes and wat else 2 blue croners if thats how u spell it anyway 16 fish all up dont even try to do this u wont be successfull im am a pro-and i dont even think i have a anyone that has been able to compete with this tank its 5ft by 2. 5-2. 5 (and its all mine suckerzzzzzzzzzzzz)
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Lynette Padilla - 2010-07-05
I love my two tone tang, however I only had him for one month, and I am really stressing
because he has ich, I've been using ich-x, and changing 20% of my water everyday for the last 4 days. He has periods where he looks really good and then several hours later, he look like he's on his death bed. I don't want to lose him, and I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Perry - 2010-07-17
    I purchased a wrasse cleaner fish to clean up my yellow tang; my two tone tang was the first fish to let the wrasse clean him. Now all the fish in my tank line up for a clean - the wrasse also cleaned up my yellow tang who had a film over his eye (it let the wrasse clean his eye). Perhaps the wrasse could fix the ich problem. Also, the wrasse eats algae and nori plus the parasites etc off the fish.
  • Matthew - 2010-10-06
    Ich is difficult to get rid of.

    1. Slowly lower and control your salinity.
    2. Control your H20 temperature with small fans or a chiller,
    3. For marine fish I use Kent Garlic Extreme very stinky and high in allicin Soak veggie foods for 5 min before feeding and once a day i drop 1 drop per 10 gallons total volume. The ich usually retreats in 5 or less days.
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J - 2010-09-01
Just got a yellow tang, sailfin tang, and naso tang, great fish love them, the yellow loves his dried seaweed/algae!

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Chad - 2006-12-25
I've had a large Blonde Naso for about 3 months. He had a very rough first 3 weeks. Which if you do your research, you'll find is quite commen for large specimens of this fish. They are fast moving fish that DO NOT like to be confined to a bag. This generally results in a fish on a hunger strike, also making them even more prone to Ich. Offer a tank of no less than 135 gallons (absolute minimum, will do better in 180), Consistently high water quality, brisk water movement, lots of Nori (dried seaweed), enriched Mysis and Brine Shrimp, and peaceful tank mates (at least at first). They are generally quite shy at first and won't do well if stressed by an aggressive fish. My Naso was a constant source of stress for me for the first few weeks, I watched him go through an Ich infection and get extremely thin. Keep up on your husbandry and this generally strong fish should bounce back from whatever ails it. He is now the centerpiece of my tank at 10" long.

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  • joe - 2010-08-11
    Did you quarantine your blonde naso, and if so for how long? Thinking of getting one. My main tank is 135 gl and my quarantine is only 45 gl.
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chris f. - 2008-09-28
Vlamingi and lopezi look almost identical. The one they have pictured is a lopezi, you can tell by the "mask" or blue stripe above the eye. p.s. you can't tell the difference between the 2 when they are young.

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  • kevin - 2010-08-09
    Hi I had bought a lopezi tang well that's what it was listed as it looks more like the vlamingi tang he is 5 inches now how do can I tell what it is?
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Jacob C. - 2010-06-24
This is my favorite fish, they're so beautiful. I am making a Caribbean native forty gallon breeder tank. Please tell be good details about this fish, so far we have most of our things to be ready to cycle, we'll be ready for a blue tang in a week or so. Send a comment describing this fish's qualities and character. I want to know everything there is to know about this wonderful Caribbean beauty!

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Donna - 2010-06-18
I have a 3 year old blue hippo tang and he/she now has a swollen belly and isn't eating and is pale over the lower half. I love this fish, please help!

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Alley - 2008-06-12
I have a 90 gallon reef tank that's been established for about 6 months now. It as 3 clowns, 9 chromis (3 honey-red and 5 green), a flame angel, lawnmower blenny, bi-color dottyback, and a watchman goby. I recently added both a yellow-eye tang and a yellow tang. They are doing great. The Kole tang hid for the first few hours I put him in the tank, but hardly ever anymore. I have no problems with any of my fish picking on each other and my tangs do well together. I think this is because I bought them young, healthy, and together. I also put them in last. Also I feed very small amounts of flake and pellet 3 times daily (which is really easy due to an automatic feeder) and frozen once daily. I try to put veggies in once or twice a day. They love thawed frozen veggies. I've never had problems with illness but I feed a HUGE variety which I think helps with all aspects of care. My bristletooth is definitely one of the favorite fish I've kept.

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  • henry alforque - 2010-02-25
    So how's your kole tang right now, is it still doing fine
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Matt - 2010-02-19
I might have a problem, I HOPE NOT. I've got a 135 set up, been going for about 5 years now. I do water changes, pull the coral at different times and bleach it, take out 1/3 of the crushed coral, and replace it every 6-9 months, What I'm saying is the tank is doing good. NOW my problem, my local retailer had, I say HAD a white faced(powder Brown tang in his store for about 3 weeks, eats great, looks great. He gave me a deal, 25 bucks. I brought it home, put it in my quarrantine tank. It's been there about 3 weeks. I'm ready to put in the big tank, and it hit me.....There is a Scopas tang in there. Are they going to fight?


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