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    I recently bought a blue hippo tang from my local fish store.. It was in a copper system tank.. I brought it home and acclimated and it was doing great for about a week and then it got what I though was ich.. I started treatment and seemed to have cleared up. I want to add though that none of my...
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    hey guys.... I will be getting my first two fish for my tank. A flame angel and a blue tang. I'll be getting them together to avoid any aggression. Now my main tank has fully cycled (2month in) all I have in there are a hammer colar, zoa, anthelia coral, and two shrimp (cleaner n peppermint) oh...
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    Hi all- I'm a newbie to the forum and just setup our first saltwater tank this past weekend. I realize that I've made some mistakes already - largely coming down to trying to do this too quickly and listening to some bad advice from the fish store. I'd appreciate any tips/advice you guys can...
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    I am setting up a QT and was wondering if a 20g is large enough. the largest fish i plan on putting in it is is a 3-5 inch blue hippo tang
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    Hello, yes I know tangs have to be in tanks over 100 gallons. I am wondering if this is from the very beginning or just when they are bigger. I only have a 40 gallon tank and I was wondering if I could buy a baby blue hippo tang (no bigger then 1.5 inches) and keep him in here for less then a...
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    Help! I cannot find my infant Blue Hippo Tang in my tank! He hasn't come out to feed for two days now and he's rather hard to miss since the only other fish with him are cardinals, chromis, and firefish. I've stirred the rocks gently to try and find him but to no avail. He's dissappeared! I...
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    I'll try not to make this a novel. At one time I had 3 tanks going, varying from 30 to 175 gallons, that I kept for 6 years. I ended up traveling alot with work and felt it wasnt fair to my sister, who kept up the tanks for me when I was away, or the marine life I had so I sold all of my...
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    Hi all, I have a blue hippo tang and a rare desjardini tang both around 5 inches, they are out growing my tank and need a new home I am located in queens New York if anyone is interested. Super healthy fish I might add
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    As most experienced aquarist know, leaner shrimp are nor a good alternitive to ich. In my tank my new yellow belly blue tang had ich and we tried garlic, hyposalinity, and raised temp slightly. It went completely but the blue tang stilled scratch and showed signs of it. The next day he was...
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    I recently bought a blue hippo tang about 1 week ago. He was doing well but yesterday he started laying on the rocks in the tank. He was eating well and very active. Then all of a sudden he's just laying around. I've seen others doing this at the pet store. Is this just normal behavior or is he...
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    Hey all, I am new to posting on this forum but not new to reading it. Thanks to all of you for all the helpful info i have gained from you all. I have recently purchased a blue hippo tang (maybe 2 inches in length) and a blue spotted jawfish. When at the LFS they were in the same tank...
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    HELLO ALL, I am new to this forum, i was previously on Aquariumadvice.com's forum but i was receiving no feed back on anything i was posting so i decided to change forums! My question is related to my Regal Blue Tang. I just bought him about a week ago. He is a baby about 1-2 inches. He likes...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So basically this is my first Saltwater Tank (72 gallon bowfront) and I was wondering about these things like... 1. Are these good inhabitants __________1)Blue Pacific Tang __________2)2 Black (maybe regular) Ocellari Clownfish __________3)3-4 Blue Green Chromis / Yellowtail Damsel...
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    Hey all, I bought a baby blue hippo tang about 2 weeks ago, and maybe 4 days after we put it in the tank we started seeing ick spots. Following some posts we found on this forum and after talking to the LFS guys, we decided to go with a copper treatment. As soon as we put the tang into the...
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    I bought this tang on the 26th of this month. It had a stressful first day with me. The lfs had just received it that day. I bought it at 8 pm. When I got home I put it on a drip. I had planned on putting it in my 20 at first. My 100g was still waiting for more rock. But I decided to set up one...
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    Ive had my tang for a few weeks, eats like a pig and is acting weird. Before I mentioned how it would go up and gulp the surface, swim down and blow bubbles. Now I see her jolting all over the tank and when she goes stationary her stomach starts to float up and has to either squeeze in the...
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    hey ppls got a blue hippo tang maybe 3 inches 1 week ago he hides behind the powerhead that feeds my UV sterilizer and dashes out to grab food but won't come out for any amount of time. any thoughts? I've though maybe because there are no other fish in there its bothering him. thanks in...
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    I have had the following fish in my tank for 3 months without any issues: 1) Yellow Tang 2) Sailfin Tang 3) Christmas Wrasse 4) Purple Firefish Goby 5) Diamond Watchman Goby 6) Coral Beauty 7) 2 Clownfish (True) 8) Green Mandarin Dragonette The following inverts the last 3 months: 1) Hermit...
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    Hello there. I am just wondering. What is the tank size requirement for a blue hippo tang? Everywhere I look seems to say a different tank size. I have seen everything from 30 gallon minimum to 100 gallon min. Wanted to see what other people that have them seem to think. Thank you!
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    I observe my blue hippo tang swimming and scratching it's sides up against the live rock, is this normal, or is it a parasite issue, or a stress issue? Tank is stocked with 3 blue green chromies, two clowns, and a purple and blue goby, so the tank isn't over stocked. Water parameters so nobody...
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