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Old 12-21-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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My salifin tang has red around his pectoral fins, I noticed it the other day but it is slowly getting worse. what could this be ? Is it a fungus or a bacterial infection?
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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I believe it is a bacterial infection, my yellow tang had it. Solution is give it algae sheets every day dipped in garlic and he will fight it off in a week or so
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My salifin tang has red around his pectoral fins, I noticed it the other day but it is slowly getting worse. what could this be ? Is it a fungus or a bacterial infection?
What is this tank, 60 gallons?
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Its 56g I know he will eventually get to big for it but for now he's ok. When he gets to big I will sell him.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Its 56g I know he will eventually get to big for it but for now he's ok. When he gets to big I will sell him.
Not a good idea, but i wont give you grief about it..sooo

What are the perimeters?
Temp?
Tankmates?
How long has the tank been set up?
When did you get him?
Was he quarentined?
Do you have a quarentine to move him too?
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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Temp- 86 per lfs because of scratching really helped

2-true preculas
Small hippo tang
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I know there may be to much in there now but I plan on getting another tank and splitting them up between the two. I will get rid of the hippo tang once it get bigger too. They have all been in there for four months haven't had any problems. I currently don't have a QT.
I looked on the page suggested above I believe it is an internal bacteria infection. I think im going to treat them with melafix.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #8
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Do not qt him, this will only bring on stress and en up killing him. Trust me it is better to let him fight it off by him self. Just keep good water parameters and feed him every day. Good nutrition allows for good immune systems. Make sure you get high end algae. Also temp is a little high you want it around 78 to 82 and stable not 86. I would only keep it that high if you are treating for ich. I don't know what your lfs was trying to tell you.
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I try to feed them algae about every other day but I guess I can give it to them every day for awhile. I feed them frozen food every day but only add garlic to it every other day. Should I do it every day? And should I buy the other vitamins to add to the food since I feed them frozen?
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Its 56g I know he will eventually get to big for it but for now he's ok. When he gets to big I will sell him.
If it's OK for now, why are you posting about a problem with it?
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