Please help. This is our 8-9" Naso Tang that we bouth on Feb 14th for Valentine's day (enter sweet sigh here..). Anyhow, the LFS said he wasn't eating so well, if anything while he was there for 1.5 weeks and they really didn't want us to buy him for that reason. We bought him anyway, and he hasn't eaten since.
This is my husbands project and I'm learning, so bare with me with on the details. Here's what I know as of 2/22, Alk-2.97,Lgl-500, Mag-16HO, Nitrite-0, Nitrate-0, PH-8.2, Am-0, Salinity-1.023, I'm not sure on the lighting. The tank is 500gal with aprox 100 gal in the mechanical room.
Over the period of time here's what has been fed to the tank and he doesn't like anything (of course this was not not all at once and not in an abundance). Brown pellets, Brown pellets w/garlic, Flake, Flake w/garlic, Formula 2, Mysis, Mysis w/garlic, Rod's Reef, Lifeline Herbivore Minced, Dry Seaweed, Broccoli, Lettuce. I've secured what I could to rocks in case he prefered picking off the rocks. He's comfortable in the tank with his mates, he wants to eat, he picks off the rocks, he's taken bubble algae skin in several times in attempts to eat it, but he doesn't. I have everything ready to quaranteen him and try to force feed him, I can't stand just watching him die, which is what I feel like I'm doing. His stomach and face are now concaved. I feel like it's only a matter of time..... And, his eyes seem like they're foggy and there's a white line across the bottom of them? Any help is appreciated, I don't want him to die. Sorry for such a long post