Originally Posted by rrundle77
how many fish total in the tank and what species if other.in light of the the foods your are feeding my oppion is they are not getting enough nutrients from these foods all information i could find on the hikari mega marine flakes was this
Crude Protein 12.0% Min.
Crude Fat 1.5% Min.
Crude Fiber 10.0% Max.
Moisture 72.0% Max.( i see more moisture here than i do nutrients)
Ingredients: sea algae, sea urchin,
this shows very little added vit suppliments the poduct states it has them but does not list them at all
seeweed sheets are great as a snack soaked in selcon for added nutriton .without added suppliments it does not have all required nutirents your hebivores need.
omega marine flakes are best for omnivores they contain good meaty nutrition and some veggie as part of a diet for omnivores.
omega does however make 2 other types of foods I use veggie flakes(meant for herbovores)and omnivores contains more veggies for these species.another is omega kelp flakes as a good source of veggie i dont think it contains meaty though.
what im seeing is not enough true nutritional value being offered in the food source IMO and every thing is in dried form .offer them much better foods maybe some frozen prepaired foods these fish should be fed a nutricous diet 3-4 timees daily and a variety with a few suppliments such as selcon and garlic extreme .the foods i use have been very effective in keeping my fish very healthy and active .you can veiw my tangs in the photography forum under tangs tangs tangs.