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Jay Hemdal

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Good news - definitely try to get it feeding on some higher fat and protein foods (although there is a chance that this could tax its liver, you need to build muscle mass back on the fish, and algae alone won't do that very fast).

I sure cannot explain what went on with your fish, but good to hear!

Jay
 
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Good news - definitely try to get it feeding on some higher fat and protein foods (although there is a chance that this could tax its liver, you need to build muscle mass back on the fish, and algae alone won't do that very fast).

I sure cannot explain what went on with your fish, but good to hear!

Jay
I truly have no explanation for what happened with it. It is tearing up some seaweed on a clip which is so great to see. Apparently tangs can survive a month with no food which is pretty crazy
 

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I truly have no explanation for what happened with it. It is tearing up some seaweed on a clip which is so great to see. Apparently tangs can survive a month with no food which is pretty crazy
From Robert Fenner's book on tangs: "A note regarding "feeding strikes" where for no apparent reason(s), a fish will forego feeding. This happens quite a bit with Zebrasoma. If yours seems to have "given up the ghost" and stopped eating, don't you give up: Very often, just as quickly, these surgeons will resume feeding, regaining their girth. Check `your water chemistry, try a water change, an offering of a new green food... this often stirs resumption of feeding. Understand that these fishes go through periods of non-feeding naturally in the wild, storing fat in their body cavities."
 

WHAT WATER CHANGE "PERCENTAGE" MAKES IT WORTH DOING?

  • 5% - 10%

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  • 40% - 50%

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  • 50% or more

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  • No water change is worth it

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