I GOT A GEM TANG!!!

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Could be, but doesn’t look that way to me. I’ve gotten blemishes from them before and I’ve never gotten a fish with later like erosion. And if he does have it, I still don’t really care. I’m confident I can reduce stress enough for him to live a long life!
I don't know if the scars will heal. It's a beautiful fish for sure. Just pointing out to another what the blemish was on this fish. Now if the HLLE will progress, I don't know. It can be stopped. But some scars just remain.
 
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Yikes, super cool fish (I love tangs) but that's a lot of cash :) I guess it doesn't sting as bad since you paid for it with money you were owed lol. I saw a $1000 black tang at the LFS... no way! I would be up all night checking on it lol.
I was up at 1 am every night for a week when I got my ribbon eel. I was going to be violently angry if that dumb eel died. Part of the reason I decided to get the gem tang was because it’s easier to meet the needs of one medium difficulty fish then a lot of little different fish.
 
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I don't know if the scars will heal. It's a beautiful fish for sure. Just pointing out to another what the blemish was on this fish. Now if the HLLE will progress, I don't know. It can be stopped. But some scars just remain.
It is a pretty fish! I doubt the scars will heal, but as long it doesn’t progress I’ll be very happy. It’s going into a super nice tank so all I can do is hope!
 
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i've tried to figure out why so many angelfish and tangs are being shipped in with HLLE. It's very common to see these days. is it copper or carbon tearing these fish up?
I’ve noticed the same, especially with angels. I recently got a watanabei angelfish with HLLE and I was able to get him to a place where it seemed like it wasn’t getting any worse. But then I went out of town for a week or so and it died, very unhappy abt that.
 
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What does the blemish from LA mean?
It’s covered in white spots!!

j/K, just means there’s some minor physical defect (torn fin, scar, etc.) that only affects appearance and not the health of the fish.
 

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I’ve noticed the same, especially with angels. I recently got a watanabei angelfish with HLLE and I was able to get him to a place where it seemed like it wasn’t getting any worse. But then I went out of town for a week or so and it died, very unhappy abt that.

With a good diet it will probably leave very few scars, macro algae (not cheato) and nori with garlic attached to some rubble in the mix.
My little one inch rescue that wasn't eating, if she swam into your hand now she would leave a dent!
Her scars are about as healed as they will ever be, my daughter calls her the "punk" fish. ;)

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Just got him in today! Seems healthy enough, let’s hope he makes it through qt! Cheers yall!
 

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With a good diet it will probably leave very few scars, macro algae (not cheato) and nori with garlic attached to some rubble in the mix.
My little one inch rescue that wasn't eating, if she swam into your hand now she would leave a dent!
Her scars are about as healed as they will ever be, my daughter calls her the "punk" fish. ;)

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5 days, some nori, and some tdo chromaboost later, scars are nowhere to be seen!
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yes we do, check out our website. if you have an questions let me know
Can you get groups of conditioned anthias, I’m trying to get three carberryi and three Bartlett’s? I can qt fish in my own garage but ide love to still support you by getting all of them from you! Cheers!
 
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