yellow tang looks pale

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    hey, i brought home a very healthy looking yellow tang from the lfs today and got him acclimated and put him in the tank. he looked good for the first few hours he was in there and was grazing the rocks and swimming great, then he started looking pale up around the face. he still is swimming and grazing good and just fed him some flakes and he gobbled them up.
    is this probably just because hes new and im over reacting?

    -ethan
     
    Ecas32, Aug 24, 2011
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    Yep, give him a couple days to a week. If his color doesn't come back by then, then start worrying.
     
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    thank you for a fast reply brian, and thank you for calming my nerves.. haha.
    i will try and update this post once i notice him looking better, hopefully sooner than later!
     
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    +1 Brian...
     
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    I hate to be barer of bad news but your tank is too small for any tang. He might be ok for a while but he will need a large home in the next few years.
     
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