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Old 11-08-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Purple tang...Lateral line erosion

A few days ago, the owner of my LFS gave me a 2 inch purple tang (priced at 79.99) which was suffering from lateral line erosion. Right now the fish is being quarintined in a 29 gallon. The tang is a voracious eater, accepting flake, frozen, nori, etc. My question: is there any way to cure LLE? I've read that Miracle Mud claims to cure lateral line erosion/hole in the head. Any comments appreciated.
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improve the diet, give seaweed, such as nori
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Diet is the main tx for HLLE disease. A varied diet as Hara suggested packed with suppliments like garlic, Selcon and Vita-Chem will help. Iodine as a food additive is also suppose to be beneficial. Changing the envirnment from the LFS may also help. HLLE can also be caused by "stray voltage" in the aquarium through a malfunctioning powerhead or heater. While a fish may show signs of improvement they are often left with life-long scares from the disease. Good luck.
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i have a yellow tang and a domino damsil that got it after going through hyposalinity for ich treatment i bought a vitamin suplement that you could add to the water and thier food(cant remember the name though) and started feeding nori on a clip every day sometimes more than once a day and switched between red,brown and green and i also started using alkalinity booster in that tank witch i never did before since it was fish only,its been 6-8 monthes now and its all healed up i think but the damage is still noticable on the tang.
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Make sure of excellent water conditions and IMO have fresh Calerpa for to eat and if not maybe Nori or dried seaweed sheets.
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