White Faced tang doing very well in QT.

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schigara

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I have had a White Face Tang in Hypo QT for 2 weeks and he is doing very well. He had a bad case of ich and I wasn't sure if he was going to make it.

I was in a Petco getting some frozen food and as usual, I was looking at the SW fish. There was a tank that had 2 White face Tangs and both had ich. I asked the guy how long they had been there and he said about a week. I then asked if they were eating which his reply was no. I told him I wanted to get the smaller one that looked the worst and he asked why I wanted to buy a sick fish and I told him I had a spare QT tank and wanted to try to save him.

Anyway, I brought the poor little guy home and had the QT setup within an hour. I dropped the SG to 1.009 in the next 12 hours and he started to perk up a bit but still wouldn't eat for a couple days. I put in a clip with some Nori that he started to peck at on occasion and then would take pellets and frozen mysid.

2 weeks later, there are no signs of ich and he begs like a dog for food. I alternate Formula 1&2 pellet soaked in garlic and frozen mysid with Metranidizole and Focus. His coloring has come back and is no longer shy. I plan too keep him in hypo for 2 more weeks and then let someone in the local club with a larger tank than mine take hime.

I would really love to keep him but with just a 75g and a Tomini Tang, I doubt it would work out.

I never could get any pics when he was in bad shape as he was hiding so much but now he almost poses for the camera.

 

mandy21

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Beautiful fish. Great job rescuing the guy. I would use that as an excuse to get a bigger tank haha.
 

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I'm still waiting for a cheap, used 6 foot tank to come along. I wanted to build a 7ft tank but after checking with some glass companies, it was going to be too much right now. I missed out on a 6 foot RR tank for $200 less than a month a ago by 3 hours. Grrrrrrrr!!

Beautiful fish. Great job rescuing the guy. I would use that as an excuse to get a bigger tank haha.
 

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Wow So the QT works? haha I got my Coral beauty in one for ickh. Lets hope it works out for him Your fish is pretty!
 
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