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Old 04-16-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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possible bacterial infection on Bicolor angel

i have a 4 inch bi color angel, and he has had a bacterial infection where both of his pectoral fins have disintegrated about halfway and one eye looks like it has fallen out, and the other has a white film that is peeling off. Please help. I put in Myacin.

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30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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You really should not be treating the fish in the main tank, it will destroy the bio-filter. If you can get the fish safely into a QT, Maracyn II at double the dose daily for 7 days is what is needed for severe batcerial problems.

If the eye has already loosened from the socket, the angel will most likely lose it. If it is just severely bulging you should not move the fish as it will cause more damage to the eye. At this point the fin rot is not the main concern but the pop eye is. If you leave the fish in the main tank I would instead suggest you do several large water changes with well aged and aerated salt water. Add one tablespoon of pre-dissolved epsom salts and make sure you feed daily with vitamin soaked foods, preferabley Selcon. It is very important you keep the water pristine and do more frequent water changes.

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Old 04-16-2004, 11:26 PM   #3
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Also note to keep a sharp eye on the clown for aggression. In a smaller tank, that can usually be the cause of these problems especially if the water quality is good.

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