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Old 01-18-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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Brownish/white spots on yellow tang?

As some of you may know got some new fish last week including a yellow tang that was scratching on rocks. It was recommended to me that I start treatment with hyposalinity asap. Well I finally got the water to 1.009 last night and today it some brownish/white spots are top fin of the tang near is head. It looks a little fuzzy and is not clear spots like ick would be. Is this velvet or something else? Will hyposalinty cure this as well? I don't have any pics, it's actually really hard to even get a clear view of it because the fish swims around crazy and hides when I approach the tank.

BTW, he has been eating more and more every day since I got him and acting pretty normal besides being a little skittish but that's to be expected of a new fish anyway.
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From what you describe, it sounds like a fungal infection.
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better get some medication on him, try a broad spectrum med, something that takes care of a little of everything fungal and bacteria, just to get him healthy.

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You need a very accurate hydrometer or refractometer to measure the salinity with. The pH tends to drop in hyposaline water and this can cause blotchiness or red coloration. Check the pH daily. It usually takes about a week in hypo before the fish clear up and any secondary bacterial infections often clear shortly after that without antibiotics. However, it would be a good idea to have some Maracyn-Two or nitrofurazone (Furacyn) handy in case any apparent bacterial infection begins to get worse.
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