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    Tang tuning white?!

    Usually when I come home, and turn on the lights to the aquarium, my tang has this round(nickle sized) brown spot in the center of him on both sides. And the white stripe in the middle of him seems whiter.

    This happened as usual today, however later on this evening he has turned a faint yellow/white and swimming against the glass on both sides of the tank very agressively....

    Whats wrong?

    Ammonia 0
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    Calcium 370
    Salinity .024

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    thats perfectly normal.
    when they just woke up or afraid, they will turn white.
    Newbie in training

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    i believe most tangs fade colors at night...
    some do it more then others.
    I remember freaking out one morning after getting it because he had that white stripe.

    perfectly normal

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Great! Thanks

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    I've heard that whaen some fish have parasites they will fade their colours so it is more noticable to cleaner fish/shrimp. swimming against the glass could be a sign to. Tangs can be prone to ich try putting a cleaner shimp in if you don't have one already. Hopefully its just the shock of turning on the lights. On that note, you're not using a timer? This could also further stress your fish.

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    You should really get your lights on a timer, they are on sale for 9.99 on canadian tire this week, regular 24.99
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    Originally posted by fishmonger
    You should really get your lights on a timer, they are on sale for 9.99 on canadian tire this week, regular 24.99
    Great I'll get one this week. Thanks.

    And yes I have 2 cleaner shrimp, they are always hopping on my tang fun to watch

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