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Old 10-31-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
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Yellow tang split doral fin

My yellow tang's dorsal (top) fin, normally a continuous stream, has two very clean vertical splits or slices in it, going down to a little bit before its body. No other signs of any problem.

Anyone seen this or have any ideas?

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Old 10-31-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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With good water conditions and nutritional feedings, it should heal up fine with no intervention from you. It is typically a sign of some type of aggression or trauma.


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Old 10-31-2003, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thanks...glad to hear it. I haven't seen any signs of aggression, or any other problems in the tank, though I do realize the tank is crowded (that's another story). Everything's done well, and I do keep up with tests, water changes, etc.
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mine gets like that sometimes and it heals in about 2 to 3 weeks
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Old 11-01-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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Yes I agree with reefdude. Mine gets this from time to time and will heal in about 3 weeks.
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:27 PM   #6
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Thanks much...very reasssuring.
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