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Old 10/27/2007, 07:36 PM
boozerell boozerell is offline
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yellow tang

Quick question about a yellow tang. I got a small one today, and everything looked fine. I've now noticed a stripe going down the middle of it, it's just a little different yellow, but noticeable. Is this a sign of stress? I've seen it eating algae in the tank and otherwise looks fine.
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Old 10/27/2007, 07:47 PM
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I think it's to early to tell yet. You should post this thread on the disease forum with pictures.
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Old 10/27/2007, 07:49 PM
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Thanks, will try that.
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Old 10/27/2007, 07:51 PM
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If you mean a narrow "front to back" stripe, this in normal tang coloration and nothing to worry about.

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Old 10/27/2007, 09:46 PM
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i second that, stripe color is normal

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Old 10/28/2007, 02:51 AM
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Stripe is normal.
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Old 10/28/2007, 07:43 AM
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Thank you. I thought it was okay, but wasn't sure.
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Old 10/28/2007, 08:28 AM
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just to add a comment - if it starts to look like a red line, it's probably not normal, and is a sign of the beginnings of lateral line erosion. My yellow tang had a whitish stripe that was very apparent when the lights first came on in the morning, because the rest of his body colour was darker for a while.
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Old 10/28/2007, 10:04 AM
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Boozy, he is fine i have one that dose that to. his color fads at night too.
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Old 10/28/2007, 11:12 AM
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I noticed it more under the actnic lights. Thanks for the information
 

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