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Powder Brown Tang Breathing Heavily and Dose not want to eat anything


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Not sure what is going on with my powder brown or what to do. It’s been 5 days since I bought it from a wholesaler and dose. Or wanna go to eat food or any foreseen food. He’s not even nipping on the rocks.

Occasionally he is going for a swim. My other fishes the powder blue and blue tang are swimming and eating frozen food and nori but not him. I also squeezed some garlic and add a few drops to the frozen food but did not help.

The quarantine tank size is about 17gallons, salinity 1.023 temperature 78. Any ideas on what to do with him?
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No ammonia...

It does not even try to go for the food or nip on the rocks. I even dropped food in front of him. Just breathing and swimming at times. No nipping on the rocks.

I guess, maybe they captured him with poisoning. Kinda sad about this situation.