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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, can anyone help me identify these white patches on my tangs?! They were absolutely clear last night and today I woke up to this. They are eating fine, not scratching, not gasping etc, totally normal. All other fish are fine, no signs of anything out of the ordinary. I thought my hippo...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Greeting all, For some reason, I have been believing most of the marine fish sold in the LFS are captive bred. Now I realized that I might be wrong about it. So how do I know if my yellow tang, yellow clown goby and firefish are captive bred or wild caught? Thank you in advanced!
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Here is the story. I'll try to keep it short. I've seen a beat up yellow tang at Petco. It has been there for a few months. Of course it has been in a small overpopulated tank and is missing a lot of its' fins. Other than being beat up and not really bright yellow right now, it appears to...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    When I checked on my saltwater tank today, my yellow tang was swimming/acting very odd. He was staying at the top of the tank his dorsal would be out of the water, and he seemed to have trouble staying erect. I seems like it could be a swim bladder issue, but I am not sure. Any insight? If...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi...I'm mimi. My husband and I have a 20 gal. tank for about 3 mos. We beat the odds...we have a Condy Anemone, Giant Palm tree coral, and another coral I don't know the name of yet...hee hee! We have a Yellow Tang (we are purchasing a 200 gal. aquarium within the month) and 4 damsels and a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    This is a common question but I am looking for an answer to my situation. I have a couple clowns, goby, fire shrimp, hawk, filefish and Purple Tang that have been in the tank for quite a while. I recently added a Yellow Tang that had been quarantined for a while. As expected, the Purple was not...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I bought a yellow tang 4 days ago, it looked very healthy at the store swimming normally. when i brought it home it was on laying on its side. I figured it was because of stress but didnt add him to my display tank. since i dont have a quarantine set up yet i put him to my 80 gallon reef only...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking for a colorful fish to fill space. Is the tank too small for a tang? Recommendations welcome. Specs: 40b clownfish pair yasha goby royal gamma cleaner shrimp pistol shrimp:fish:
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am at a standstill with my reef tank. I presently have a yellow tang, bicolor angel, 2 ocellaris clownfish and a yellow watchman goby. Wanted to add a firefish and 3 blue green chromis but one of the chromis harassed all the others to death while in quarantine. I am returning the surviving...
  10. Reef Fish
    Can someone suggest whats going on here? I have two yellow tangs in my 180g. One is fine, and this morning I woke up to find one with something black, like a barb, sticking out of its side. See pictures. Any thoughts?? Thanks in advance. Tom
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys my Yellow Tang isn't eating the seaweed I give him, Right now he's only eating algae flakes. I'm wondering why he won't eat it? Any suggestions?
  12. Reef Fish
    Working on bringing back the color and fins of a Regal Blue Tang and Yellow Tang. Color for Blue Tang is very drab, the dorsal and bottom fins of the Yellow Tang are disconnected, some spiney---- First, is it possible overtime to bring them back to deep colors and full fins---and if so...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I added this yellow tang coming up on a week and he doesnt eat much and twitches about and sometimes will dart slightly downward and graze the sand and flip the sand into the air. He hides any time I walk into the room and feed. I try to target feed him but he doesnt take any of the food. He...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My last thread went dead so Im trying again, can anyone help me identify what is up with my Yellow tang. The fish was purchased for me as a gift and I wasnt prepared for its arrival and my QT tank was not ready for it so I had no choice but to place him in the DT immediately. The brown patch is...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I recently was given a yellow tang as a gift for valentines day and was unaware of the purchase. I have a quarantine tank set up but it was not ready for the yellow tang so I had no choice but to place him into the display tank. The QT needed cleaned as I had a sailfin tang die in QT for no...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All. I have 2-3" Yellow Tangs and 1-2" Blue Hippo currently in 29G QT. I was hoping for the YT's to get along but not happening. After the first day in QT, I separated them with a divider. The divider was left in for 2 weeks and I recently removed the divider and they went right back to...
  17. Reef Fish
    I have I have a yellow tang and a powder blue tang in my 70 gallon tank . Everything was fine but yesterday I noticed that the yellow tang was like aggitated and started swim ming fast and even glass surfing . Then today i notice my powder blue tang all of a sudden it has white sports on it. I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I was just wondering if I could put a yellow tang in my 55 gallon tank. I'm talking about keeping it forever in my system and not removing. It's going to be its permanent home. I'm not looking to upgrade either. My other fish are 2 Occy clowns, 2 damsels, a Royal dottyback, and a...
  19. Reef Fish
    I had a clown fish and a yellow tang in my 60 gallon aquaruim nd the tang use to swim all around the tank and a month ago my clown fish died and since then the tang doesnt roam anymore around the tank . He stays behind the rocks . Why is he doing that
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