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Old 06-05-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Sick Blue Tang

My Blue tang has developed what appears to be glass eye and now some kind of rash or infection on his side. It looks like a human does when they skin their knee. What do you guys think it is? Is it contagious? Deadly? What can I do?

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Keep an eye on the two tangs for aggression but I doubt that'd be the cause. Watch where the blue sleeps at night. They have a habit of wedging themselves between things in order to hide at night. More than likely that's where the injury has occured.

I would suggest a few large water changes over the next week and be sure the foods are fortified with a good vitamin high in [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym]. Chances are good it will heal well enough on it's own as long as the water specs remain good.

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Old 06-10-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I'm no expert by any stretch, and someone else may say I'm all wet , but my Yellow Tang murdered my Blue Tang. Watch to see if the Yellow appears to be rubbing up against the Blue. Apparently, the Yellow has a barb in its tail that he can use to attack others. Keep an eye on that one!!
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