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Thank you for responding Jay! It was eating seaweed and flakes the first few days. Eating Seaweed a lot actually I was giving it to him continuously. Although he wasn’t eating frozen, or pellets that I tried.
The fish has no labored or fast breathing he’s pretty active to be honest however you can see his pinched belly he has too.
I feel bad because I'm thinking he is possibly stressed and would like to test him out into the main displays he he will be less stressed in there. But I want to make sure he doesn’t have any possible bacteria infection or parasite that may be causing him not to eat.
This fish is indeed thin and needs to be fattened up and loaded with vitamins for immunity health and garlic extract for immunity health.
I recommend for tangs and other herbivores always:

Spirulina brine shrimp
Nori seaweed basted with garlic extract
LRS Herbivore diet
Formula 2 flake and frozen
Hikari Marine cuisine
Hikari Mega marine algae
Mysis shrimp
small plankton
 
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This fish is indeed thin and needs to be fattened up and loaded with vitamins for immunity health and garlic extract for immunity health.
I recommend for tangs and other herbivores always:

Spirulina brine shrimp
Nori seaweed basted with garlic extract
LRS Herbivore diet
Formula 2 flake and frozen
Hikari Marine cuisine
Hikari Mega marine algae
Mysis shrimp
small plankton
The OP said the fish stopped feeding yesterday, so that issue needs to be dealt with first IMO.

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The OP said the fish stopped feeding yesterday, so that issue needs to be dealt with first IMO.

Jay
Agreed.
The list was to make him aware of required foods as nori and flake will not cut it
 
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You need to get it eating ASAP!!! Goggle Blackworms and get them. That is the equivalent of crack to a tang. You can get them from Ebay I believe.

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@Jay Hemdal @Billldg We are going onto day 3 of no eating anything. I tried live Blackworms, no luck didn’t even budge at them.
I soaked seaweed and frozen food in garlic extract, no luck with that either, tried selcon same thing.
I’m going to do a 50% water change, should I go ahead and treat with PraziPro? Freshwater Dip? What should I try?
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Net that fish, or just catch him with your hands and while your are holding it tell it that it's new home is safe and you expect the fish to eat it he can.

It would give the fish it's best shot to then " DUMP " it into the DT, but since you are doing meds and observation tell it about the main tank and that you really need it to be happy and eat in the observation.

Yes, I talk to my fish. They may not speak English but I have observed they react positively to instructions of comfort.

If it was collected with cyanide there isn't much you can say that will make a difference, but tell the fish you bought it because it was beautiful and looked like it needed help, and you are it.

Good luck.
 
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@Jay Hemdal @Billldg We are going onto day 3 of no eating anything. I tried live Blackworms, no luck didn’t even budge at them.
I soaked seaweed and frozen food in garlic extract, no luck with that either, tried selcon same thing.
I’m going to do a 50% water change, should I go ahead and treat with PraziPro? Freshwater Dip? What should I try?
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The problem with Prazi is that it only treats the outside of the fish, for internal parasites I use frozen food soaked in GC and Focus. Another problem with Prazi is that it usually makes fish eat even less as it effects their appetite.

@Jay Hemdal, any ideas on getting this fish eating?
 

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Small naso tangs are more carnivorous. They also eat plankton in their natural habitat.

Remove any medicine in tank. Run carbon. And feed. Add garlic. Red nori. Plankton.

His only chance of surviving is if he eats.
 

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Here’s my Naso 2 weeks ago vs now. Luckily he had a good feeding response. I had to feed the tank 6+ times a day. I was truly lucky. Naso’ are my favorite fish.

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Did you happen to check the sg from the store, anything lower than 1.020 they were likely holding internal parasites at bay. PP doesn;t deal with all the parasites which could be effecting him. GC is the best option. As mentioned the 20g is really small and naso's stress big time in small tanks, increase the flow and it may hel-p a bit, naso's also enjoy higher flow. Live macro was also mentioned, whatever forms of caulerpa and gracilaria you can get your hands on. Other live foods like black worms and even brine shrimp, big fat amphipods if you have some in your reef. So deal with possible internal parasites, increase flow, and offer some live foods; any or all may help.
 

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The problem with Prazi is that it only treats the outside of the fish, for internal parasites I use frozen food soaked in GC and Focus. Another problem with Prazi is that it usually makes fish eat even less as it effects their appetite.

@Jay Hemdal, any ideas on getting this fish eating?
It looks like General Cure is no longer available. Sorry, no, I don't have any ideas for this fish. It is unlikely that it was collected with cyanide (as somebody mentioned) as Naso are typically net-collected, also, as I mentioned, something has changed to cause the fish to stop feeding in a tank where it had been. To me, the main causes of that our water quality issues or some pending disease problem....but I just don't see any clues in either direction.

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It looks like General Cure is no longer available. Sorry, no, I don't have any ideas for this fish. It is unlikely that it was collected with cyanide (as somebody mentioned) as Naso are typically net-collected, also, as I mentioned, something has changed to cause the fish to stop feeding in a tank where it had been. To me, the main causes of that our water quality issues or some pending disease problem....but I just don't see any clues in either direction.

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Though 'general cure' is not available - the ingredients (metronidazole and praziquantel) should be from a veterinarian (or MD). I do not know the dosage to use. I assume it would be given orally in food. @Jay Hemdal
 

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Though 'general cure' is not available - the ingredients (metronidazole and praziquantel) should be from a veterinarian (or MD). I do not know the dosage to use. I assume it would be given orally in food. @Jay Hemdal
For proper dosing of medicated food, there are these two resources:




Not easy to do though.......

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Dosing food doesn't work for a fish that's not eating. You can also dose metroplex in the water column along with prazi pro.
 
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Update: So I have decided to instead of watching this fish not eat day by day and just sit back and pray he does, I took a different approach. I assumed the possibility of some type of parasite so I went ahead and dosed PraziPro, along with Metroplex dosed directly into the water column.
I understand prazipro takes away appetite but you know what, I’d rather take this approach and rule out possible parasites rather than just sit back and just pray he eats one day.
My water quality is good so that’s ruled out, he was acclimated correctly, so it’s gotta be some type of parasite or maybe he is just stressed being in such a tight space.

Will provide another update within the few days
 

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Update: Naso Tang is eating seaweed and flakes again and seems to be more active!! Not sure if the prazipro or metroplex had any effect on the outcome, however he is eating!

Definitely, follow up on 2nd dose of pp, as if flukes may have been involved, eggs hatch after effectiveness of 1st dose. Try some live black worms as they have a high amount of protein. I'm glad to hear he is eating again. Watch for stringy poo, whether white or brown, sometimes you can even see it on the bottom of the tank.
 

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Definitely, follow up on 2nd dose of pp, as if flukes may have been involved, eggs hatch after effectiveness of 1st dose. Try some live black worms as they have a high amount of protein. I'm glad to hear he is eating again. Watch for stringy poo, whether white or brown, sometimes you can even see it on the bottom of the tank.
Sometimes, like with Neobenedenia, even a third treatment is required, Neo eggs can take 3o days to hatch.

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