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Old 02-23-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Black Spots on a Yellow Tang

I have a yellow tang in my 75G tank; I've had him for several weeks. He developed some tiny black spots today. I think it's black ick (based on other posts I've read). Any suggestions on treatment? He eats well but looks like he's trying to rub on the rocks and keeps approaching a goby looking for a cleaning. Thanks.
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Black ich is actually a parasitic flatworm.
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Larry, do you know if Hypo is effective for this parasite? The cures mentioned in that article seem similar to those often mentioned for standard Ich parasitiic infestations.
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From what I've read, hypo works and so does freshwater dips and formalin dips.
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Good to know. I think you know my preference for a nice safe and somewhat easy Hypo treatment
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Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how he does.
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I'm thinking it might not have been black ick. My goby picked at the tang for a couple days and now he looks good. I'll keep an eye on him.
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