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Noticed that the tangs are rubbing against the rocks and even the perculas are rubbing on the sand a bit......did an ALK test and got a reading of 11 (.28) which seems really high. Will do a 10G water change but how else to you lower ALK?

Also - is this why the fish are "scratching" or are they just being fish and I'm just being paranoid?
 

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sounds like ich to me check for all water quality issues.
 

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Ditto Casey's thoughts,,,,
also , if you can , check on the fish in total darkness, after the lights have been out for a while , with a flashlight,or check the fish early in the morning,,,b4 it gets light,,
look for white cyst "bumps" on the fish,,,,
a lot of times you could miss it in the daylight, but they become more pronounced in darkness
let us know,,,,:)
 

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The blue (hippo) tang definitely has "it" (of course - what blue doesn't)......what should I do!...
 

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ylmaya said:
The blue (hippo) tang definitely has "it" (of course - what blue doesn't)......what should I do!...
Mine, have had 6 in the last 3 yrs,,the first three grew up , and went back to the LFS, the current three never have showed a bit of a problem(lucky ,i quess)plus tank conditions, and feeding good and often feedings,,:rolleyes:
reef tank? or FO?
FO , you can treat,,,
reef,,,hmmmm,,,,:confused: never had that problem, can't use copper based meds,,,
try spirulina,,,and maybe garlic soaked foods,,,not a cure all, but might help them fight the condition. people have had good luck with that , i hear,,
good luck!
 
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