Black Strip

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    Hi,

    I have a Powder Blue Tang for about 10 days. It seemed to be doing well, not stressed and eating loads. Its a 110 Gallon tank with only 2 other Juvenile Clowns. Today i noticed a darkish strip starting to develop near the tail on one side. Anyone know what this might be?
     

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    Sakura2282 Reef lover!!!

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    Maybe he got too close to the nem and was stung by it.
     
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    I havent got any nem's. That's just a Torch Coral. I did think it could be a scratch off a rock but i dont know if its common for fish to do this?
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much, the fish looks very happy. Just keep an eye on it to see how it does.
     
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    Are you talking about the horizontal stripe? That's his "tang". Totally normal. And sharp. Be careful.
     
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    No, its a small one near the back of about half an inch. 2 days on it hasnt got any worse and he seems fine so hopefully its nothing to worry about.
     
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    So the Tang died last night :( I had noticed a couple more bumps over the last couple of days. They looked darkish at first but then more white so maybe it was white spot. I so bummed, i love the Powder Blue Tang's but from what i have heard since buying is that they are very hard to keep well.
     
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    I'm sorry about your fish loss. :(
     
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    Well crap. That sucks! Sorry for your loss.
     
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