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Old 08-03-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
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curing lateral line disease

My LFS has a sailfin tang that is showing effect of lateral line. Is not real bad yet, he has had the fish for several months and has recently started showing sighs. He tells my its from extended time in his coppered system.
He has offerered me the fish for next to nothing and I was considering taking him in to try and nurse him back.
Has anyone had good fortune recovering a fish from this disease?
He is eating fine, but I don't believe he is getting enough greenery at the LFS as they feed mainly mysis shrimp.
What do you think?
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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I have had excellent luck simply by improving conditions and diet. Along with providing plenty of green food...I recommend soaking all food in a supplament which contains [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym], lice selcon or zoe, or whatever.
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Thanks reefrunner, thats how I feed my fish now.
So you say.....go for it?
She would have to be in a 10 gallon qt tank treated with hypo for a few weeks, would that hurt any progress?
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Like RR i have had a lot of luck treating HLLE with ZoeCon which has [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym]. I also added a grounding prob to my system and make sure my tang gets a good varity of greens.
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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It the price is right, yeah, I'd probably go for it, just make sure the conditins in QT are good.
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From $85 down to $45. Think I will.
Thanks guys!!
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:44 PM   #7
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For that kind of money, that sucker better be the size of a dinner plate!! I didn't pay 85 for my large red sea sailfin, course that was several years ago.
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
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Well things have gone up a bit

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I'd try to get him to go even lower as obviously the fish is sick. I've gotten sick fish for free to nurse back to health, pretty expensive ones, too.
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I went and looked, the fish is bad.
I got a Coral Beauty instead, my second choice, but she is very healthy. Beautiful fish.
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