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Old 09-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #641
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Thanks everyone. We're tired, but doing well.

On to a question. My yellow tang, within the last few days, his fins are all torn up. Not sure what's causing it. He's always spent most of his time back inside the rockwork (all my fish do), and has on occasion had a tear before, but this looks pretty bad, maybe fin rot? What should I do?
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I would check for a stray voltage first just to make sure nothing is shocking him causing it to crash into the rocks or stressing him out.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #643
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Agreed. Fin rot looks the same FW or SW so you should be able to tell if that's what it is. What other fish do you have in the tank? I can't remember.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #644
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No stray voltages, I've had those before from failed heaters.

Other fish are 2 o. clowns, an orange spot goby and a single green chromis. Also have a fire shrimp in there.

No signs of issues on any other fish, everyone seems happy, eating, etc. Colors all look good too.
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Does the tang show signs of scratches down it's sides?
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Nope, just in the fins.
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Aside form the fins does the tang look healthy?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:08 AM   #648
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yeah, it's just his fins. He's got good color, eats like a champ, no other marks on him, just ratty fins.
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I have no idea what is going on then.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:59 AM   #650
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As Ziggy stated, IDN...Just keep the water as clean as you can and monitor for other signs. Is there ant white areas around the ratty fins?
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