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My tangs are itching like crazy and are starting to get blotchy. I stopped feeding nori for a couple weeks to try to encourage them to eat off of the rocks however I just started them back on it a few days ago. Can anyone tell me what my problem is? My house was also just painted a few days ago as well but the tank was taped up pretty well but it is a rimless tank so could that be the problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Yes- it’s just hit the 7 month bacterial cycle and now that that’s gone the red cyano bloom
 
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If they are both scratching then it sounds like some sort of parasite with the top image also having a secondary bacterial infection setting in.

New sterile tanks with dry rock and fish and disease just doesn’t go well. It’s why Quarantine is advocated. Those that say they don’t need to QT and just plop and drop usually have mature and diverse systems.
 
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They are in a 80 gallon deep blue. They are eating well. I feed nori and mysis daily. They are breathing a little fast. I just added a cleaner goby because I thought that would fix the issue if it was ick. How do I treat that infection?
 

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Mate I think the tang police might be coming out soon.

I don't own tangs but always thought they need 100g+ minimum and ideally 150g+. If I had to guess I think its the stress from too small a tank + new / young tank age.
 
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