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What's up with my tang?

Discussion in 'Surgeonfish' started by mcsassy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. mcsassy

    mcsassy professional fool

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    My yellow eye kole has been acting funny the past few days...he goes to a certain spot of the front of the tank and starts poking at it with his head then swims backwards a few times fast...he does this a lot through out the day and even at night. His color is a little pale as well.
     
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    Sounds like he's stressed and P'd off. What size tank and how long have you had him?
     
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    mcsassy professional fool

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    He's not stressed or pissed haha. Get real. He is in a 72, eats non stop all day (grazes on the algae on the rocks and glass) and ya he's pretty healthy other than that. He's not constantly doing it...I duno weird...
     
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    maybe he is going crazy, like that fish in "Nemo" that was possesed with bubbles.
     
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    Have you added anything new to the tank lately? Coral, Rock etc... The reason I ask is I know my tang when I add new coral she will get close to it then just stare at it a sec or two then start acting crazy for awhile. After a day or so she gets use to it.
     
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    YA! Just like him haha. He has always been a goof. I'm not concerned about his health one bit...just a bit of weird behavior...he is by far the healthiest, thickest (meaty not fat) and active fish in my tank anyways. I'm moving soon anyways so whatever.
     
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    Pale color usually indicates some kind of stress. Maybe he's just bored or a bit nutty. Maybe he had a lady out in the big blue and he's depressed and longing for her affection.
     
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    His face gets a little pale in the face when he does it but when hes swimming around as usual hes rich in color all over. He is pale in the mornings too when he "wakes up". Ya he has always been a bit of a Kramer.
     
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    As long as he is eating well, I'd just vary his diet a little. Throw in some garlic, mysis, nori, cyclops, 1&2 pellets.
     
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    I feed the tank Mysis, Formula 2 frozen cubes and red macro.
     
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    Oh and sometimes chopped krill.
     
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    So I fed the tank this morning...I usually feed in the middle of the day. He is the only one that didn't eat...but shortly after he started grazing the rocks as usual...should I add maracyn-two marine just for safe measure?
     
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    my yellow tang acts crazy sometimes....he will probably be fine.
     
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    My fish usually dont eat until they "wake up" it takes em about 5mins for the light to be on until they eat.
     
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    Ya he stopped going crazy for the most part. He does it very rarely now...it's ever since I cleaned the glass last...maybe he really liked eating algae from that one spot I guess haha.
     
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    Well he's back at it...I wonder what it could be. Should I medicate anyways? I don't know if it could be serious...
     
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    hows the kole tang doing?
     
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    silly suggestion

    I have a silly suggestion. What if you taped a picture of another fish, or plant on the outside of the glass that he rams?

    it stopped birds from flying into my windows.
     
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    I think my yellow tang sees a reflection once the lights in the room go out, thats when he starts acting funny. But he's growing, healthy, and very yellow; so as of now, im not worried.
     
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    I agree. He probably sees his reflection and they show aggression by backing their tail into it. Mine did it several times a day on the sides. My tank is recessed in a wall and the sides have blue reflection foil on them. The back I don't clean so saw himself in the side glass. My male mandarin does the same thing. Looks at himself and raises his dorsal fin and pecks.
     

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