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Old 08/03/2021, 06:43 PM   #1
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My Tang looks like a puffer fish!!!! What's wrong?

I just went to work on my tank and the kohl tang that is usually fairly secretive was out. It is HUGE! My first thought was pregnancy, which was immediately followed by, wait, they lay eggs. I have Yellow Tang in the tank, as well. Nothing else has been added in months. What could be going on?

Been there,done that. Now I'm venturing into the unknown!

Current Tank Info: 12 tanks!~100g reef w/ MH & exterior canisters; 100g Gulf region native specimen salt tank;100g; fresh bass/bream campus caught; 75g turtle/amphib, gambusia tank, 75g amphiuma, 100g catfish campus caught. Others for herps, including 13 foot pytho
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Old 08/03/2021, 08:38 PM   #2
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Not an expert in this species, but dropsy is a problem with some species. Google same as 'fish dropsy' and compare pix. What causes it is varied, and some causes are treatable, some not so much. Do that check and also get a photo if you can, plus give us the salt, alkalinity and if possible the calcium levels of your tank. Also has there been any heat/cooling extreme?


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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Old 08/07/2021, 09:46 AM   #3
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[not helpful or courteous.]--Sk8r, mod.

Go Phils!

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