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Reply #15

Ok thanks for all the advice :) im gonna give it a shot and hopefully it goes well.

On a side note has anyone ever had trouble with a yellow tang not letting the cleaner shrimp clean him? As i mentioned earlier i think its to do with the tang being small but is there any tricks to get him to relax around the shrimp? If not il just have to hope he grows into it lol

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Reply #16

No tricks I know of.  Have you had a look at night?  Some of my fish seem to let the shrimps have a go at them anytime, but I've noticed that there's a lot more cleaning activity at night, when the shrimps litterally jump on the half-sleeping fish, who are a bit slower to shake them off.  They often go for a ride around, before eventually being shaken loose.  Very amusing to watch  :smiley:

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Reply #17

Its possible he cleans him at night but iv never seen him do it but it does make sense as my tang hides behind a rock at as soon as the lights go off so the shrimp may be able to clean him there.

Tbh this is the first time iv heard of the dip process so im not 100% but im going to try and follow the instructions i was given on this thread, 1 thing im not sure about is the ph and alk levels how do i get them to the right levels?

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Watch this space.  How to topic on dips coming right up  :grin:
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Really good advice thank you   :smiley:

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Thanks for the advice i finally managed to catch my tang i ended up removing the rock he was a nightmare to get in the net lol but managed to get the dip done last night for 5 minutes. He seems back to his old self now no scratching and not as nervous  :smiley:

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Reply #22

That's good, just be aware that it may return, as the tank will still have white spot in it. To completely rid the tank of white spot it'd need to be left fallow for several weeks!  :O
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I think he had black spot but is that the same thing? And if not will i still have to empty the tank for a few weeks?  :undecided: iv got my uv filter running 24/7

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Reply #24

Hi, "Black spot", which usually only affects Tangs isn't the same, it's an infestation of flatworms.

Although symptoms and treatment are similar, although I don't know if leaving the tank fallow is the way to eradicate them as I don't know if they need a fish to host like marine ich does.

More reading here: Black Spot or Tang Disease - Diagnosis and Treatment
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Reply #25

Good read.
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Glad it cleared up   :grin:  yep the famous "Cooties" as i call them   :grin:

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Lol  :grin:


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