I have an Emperor Angel going through his transitional period. I've had him for just under a year. I've attached a picture of what he looks like. He hasn't been eating for two days. He swims around and seems very mildly interested in food but doesn't try to taste anything. He is usually a ravenous eater.
Recent events: I had a run of white spot which I treated with Cupramine about four months ago. I did this in my display tank, which resulted in a collapse of my bio filter.
I struggled to get my nitrates down but it eventualy budged with the help of an overpowered skimmer, nitraguard titanium cubes and lots of water changes. The white spot returned and I decided to not treat with anything . Everyone seemed to recover fine, but now my Emperor Angel is not eating. I would have assumed that it was just another bout of white spot but my regal tang who is usually riddled with it is absolutely clear and not scratching one bit.
The Emperor isn't scratching, but visits the cleaner wrasse and shrimp often. he also has cloudy eyes and it seems as if there are some stringy bits around his eye. His fins look a bit frayed and he is covered in white patches (see photo). I gave him a FW
dip yesterday in a black bucket but couldn't see any flukes. It also didn't seem to change his behaviour at all.
I also recently added a bi-colour angel and a naso tang (both quarantined for six weeks) and they died within three days after being added. Soon after that one of my blue cheeks died and this is when the Angel stopped eating.
His usually diet consists of: Ocean nutrition formula 1 and 2. (all pellet sizes), marine mix, mysid shrimp and ocean nutrition algae strips dipped in vitamins from Brightwell aquatics. (Vit C, Vit M, Angelixir). He also loves to eat the algae that I scrape off the back of my tank.
He is in a 125g FOWLR
along with 1x 5yr old Regal Tang, Adolescent Queen Angel (not sure of age), 3 x yellow tangs (Medium size), 1 x Auriga butterfly, 1 x blue cheek goby, 1 x cleaner wrasse, 3 x small ocelaris clowns, and a neon goby. Also have 2 x cleaner shrimp and a pumpkin urchin.
Ph: 8,2 , Alk
: 10.0, Sal: 1,020, Nitrate: 10, Nitrite: 0, Ammonia: 0, Temp: 24 - 28 degrees (on very hot days)
System: 125g with sump, Super Reef XP-5000 Ext cone skimmer, phosphate reactor. (I usually run ozone through an ozone reactor but the ozoniser has malfunctioned and I'm waiting for it to be replaced). I've just ordered a chiller as I've been getting some temepature spikes of up to 28 degrees celcius.
Please note that I am planning on putting everyone in a much bigger aquarium within the next five months, so don't worry about there being too little space.
Thanks so much to anyone who can help!!!
PS: Please forgive spelling and gramar - I wrote in a bit of a rush.