yellow tang

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  1. chaddom

    chaddom Astrea Snail

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    my yellow tang over night has got two big white stripes one on euther side of his body... is he ok and does anyone know how i can fix it?
     
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  3. chaddom

    chaddom Astrea Snail

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    im really worried thats this happened over night. will he be ok?
     
  4. eggerstout

    eggerstout Skunk Shrimp

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    its normal, the white stripes become more visible during the night
     
  5. chaddom

    chaddom Astrea Snail

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    dont worry

    he seems to be changing the colour of the strips at his own will.. thanks anyways
     
  6. Phayes

    Phayes Aiptasia Anemone

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    If you notice during the day, those white stripes are still present, they just become more prominent during the night. It is a completely natural occurence for the yellow tang.
     
  7. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    lol this should be a sticky.
     
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  9. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    They become more prominent if the fish is stressed....
     
  10. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    LOL!!! Not at you.....at me. I was laughing at myself 14 years ago when I had the same reaction. I thought he was a gonner. Well, he was, but that was because I had ammonia levels of one million.

    BTW, thinking about it, if I had one million ppm, would that just be termed a part?

    And everyone is absolutely right. Nighttime and stress. That white line shows up. Pretty cool. You will notice that quite a few fish will change color at night. My humbug damsel (three stripe) becomes very, very drab at night. My lawnmower blenny will change shades (especially in the front half) depending on which rock he is on. He blends in nicely.

    Nighttime is a great time to visit the tank with a dim flashlight. It tends to scare the $#@# out of the fish if it is bright, but there is life there you had no idea was present.

    Peace.......John.
     
  11. Seppish

    Seppish Fire Worm

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    My Scopas tang changes at night too, freaked the hell out of me at first but its normal