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Old 02-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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Altantic Yellow Tang

Woke up this morning and my yellow tang was laying on the ground but breathing. Does anyone no what happend to him or how to cure it!?

plz help thank u !
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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For our SW members to help you, please answer the following questions to provide enough information to offer advice.

1. How long have you had the fish? Do you know if it was wild caught, or tank raised?
2. How long has the fish been in the tank? What are the tank mates? Any aggression?
3. Is the fish eating? If so what does it eat?
4. What are the water parameters? pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, SPG? (actual numbers please: posting high, average or normal is not helpful) What saltwater test kit are you using?
5. Is the fish showing any physical signs of disease, grain of salt size spots, discoloration, ragged fins, misting or spots on the fins, cuts, cloudy eyes, etc?
6. Is the fish "flashing" (scratching or rubbing on rocks, decorations or substrate)?
7. How is the fish acting? Is it swimming around, or just hovering in one spot or corner of the tank?
8. Did you use quarantine? If so for how long and did you have a need to treat for any ailments? Is it in qt now? Are you currently treating with any medication(s)?
9. Describe in detail how the fish was acclimated.
10. What size system? What type of filtration do you use? Do you have any live rock or sand?
11. Do you use any additives? Have you used any sort of meds in the main tank?
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Also you need to fill out your tank info section so we know what fish and equipment you have. We need more info than what you gave.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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sorry about that..

-- 1. How long have you had the fish? Do you know if it was wild caught, or tank raised? purchased the fish last thursday.. i dont know if it was wild caught or tank raised
-- 2. How long has the fish been in the tank? What are the tank mates? Any aggression? the fish has been in the tank since thursday.. 4 days... its tank mates consist of a blue tang, a goby, & lots of invertebrates
-- 3. Is the fish eating? If so what does it eat? formula one marine pellet
-- 4. What are the water parameters? pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, SPG? (actual numbers please: posting high, average or normal is not helpful) What saltwater test kit are you using? pH: 7.8, ammonia: 1 nitrite: nitrate: 0 ... Aquarium Pharmaceuticals SW Master Kit
-- 5. Is the fish showing any physical signs of disease, grain of salt size spots, discoloration, ragged fins, misting or spots on the fins, cuts, cloudy eyes, etc? its seem very pale/whitish.. its not its normal bright yellow color
-- 6. Is the fish "flashing" (scratching or rubbing on rocks, decorations or substrate)? nope
-- 7. How is the fish acting? Is it swimming around, or just hovering in one spot or corner of the tank? its not swimming around.. i found it this morning laying between a rock & bubble coral.. it then would get up and lay down on the sand in another area of the tank
-- 8. Did you use quarantine? If so for how long and did you have a need to treat for any ailments? Is it in qt now? Are you currently treating with any medication(s)? nopee
-- 9. Describe in detail how the fish was acclimated. floated the bag in the tank for 15 mins, opened the bag & waited 15 mins, then poured water from the tank into the for 15 minutes, repeated this two more times with 15 min intervals until the fish was released into the tank
-- 10. What size system? What type of filtration do you use? Do you have any live rock or sand? 55 gallon.. yes live rock & sand
-- 11. Do you use any additives? Have you used any sort of meds in the main tank? DT's live marine phytoplankton, purple up, iodine, & cycle

soo my water parameters are TERRIBLE!!!! but it seems that only my yellow tang is being affected.. my other fish, the invertebrates, & the corals seem to be perfectly normal?!!?? what should i do??!!.. im assuming a partial water change.. i did one last week though??

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im assuming a partial water change.. i did one last week though??

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Do one anyway. Drastic changes call for drastic measures. Is he breathing rapidly?
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You list another tang as a tankmate, has this new one been getting harassed?

PH is too low at 7.8

Ammonia should be ZERO, any is cause for concern and I am wondering if your tank is cycled.

There is no need for iodine to be added...do you test the iodine levels?

You might want to review drip acclimation procedures.

You state you know your water parameters are terrible. Do water changes every couple of days until they are where they should be. The existing fish have adapted to the toxic conditions, this new fish has not, and probably won't last long enough to do so.
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