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Tangs and vulnerability to ich
Old 10-04-2006, 04:43 PM   #11
Angel fish are also beautiful.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:53 PM   #12
I don't know... I think I prefer tangs... I think I will have to go for it, but I am very nervous. I guess we've exhausted every way to prevent problems with tangs in this topic?
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:01 PM   #13
I love tangs, but 1 thing whatever people say about not mixing different tangs, you can as long as there body shape isn't the same and they are added at the same time.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:20 PM   #14
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Michael if you are keeping a reef tank Angels are not advisable as they nip at corals. Not at all like tangs but equally as beautiful, wrasses. Some like Lunar and elegant wrasses are drop dead gorgeous. If you ever wish to try a tang again I have a bit of touchy advice if you have a quality LFS, not petco. This will start a flame but at least I'll detail it out.

Order what it is that you want from the lfs. Arrange to be at the shop when it arrives. Take the fish home in the shipping bag and acclimate very slowly. Mike how do you normally acclimate? I'd recommend you spend a few hours drip acclimating. Basically all that is needed is a few feet of airline. Put one end in the tank and start a suction. let it flow into a bucket. Tie a knot in the end of the line and pull it until the water just drips about once a second. Pour the water in the bucket back into the tank and release the fish into an appropriate sized bucket and let it drip for a few hours. keep an eye that you don't over flow. About twice an hour you can remove a cup of water from the bucket and toss it. This will allow your tank water to over take the bag water.

The reason I recommend this is that the fish are under loads of stress at the time of shipping. Your LFS is probably not going to do an outstanding job of acclimating, fish loss is a part of the business, so why let them just dump it in a tank and stress even further. Then you come along 4 days later and decide to take it home and toss it in your tank. Cut out one of those stressors.

Best of luck and let us know what you decide.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:53 PM   #15
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I'd say do a freshwater dip if your tang has ich. Just let it sit in the bucket for a few minutes, then throw him back in the tank.

A medication you could use in a reef tank is Rally. Supposed to cover parasites, fungus, and bacteria. Supposed to be pretty effective too.

Your best bet would be to set up a quarantine tank, slowly acclimate the fish, and just watch over him for a few weeks. Tangs are really prone to ich, but they're just too cool. Especially the Achilles tang.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:06 PM   #16
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I've never heard of Rally. Do you have any information on the product? Most ich medications contain CU which will devastate your inver population.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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I have no idea why i'm reading threads from 2 years ago, but i thought it might be interesting to see what the state of the hobby was then, compared to now.

For the record, Tangs do not have a slime coat. Hence, they are more ich-prone.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:58 PM   #18
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lol. nice.
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