Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bovy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 10
Sick tang

Can anyone tell me what is on the tang's nose. It showed up two days ago. All reading are where they should be and he is acting normal.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3089227828.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	64.8 KB
ID:	47827  
__________________

__________________
Bovy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Could he have an abrasion from eating algae off rocks? I can't see the pociture very clearly....
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Your tang appears to be showing sure signs of HLLE..notice around his eyes too,,his color is fading ..What are you feeding him??
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bovy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 10
I'm feeding him brine shrimp with spirulina, krill, mysis shrimp and I put in Roman lettuce one a week. do you think he needs more vegetable ?
__________________
Bovy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bovy View Post
I'm feeding him brine shrimp with spirulina, krill, mysis shrimp and I put in Roman lettuce one a week. do you think he needs more vegetable ?
Yes ,definitely ...Stop feeding him brine and mysis,but continue the krill,,maybe 1x a week
Tangs are mainly herbivores ...they do eat and need some meaty foods,but your giving it too much...stop the romain too....I would start on nori(or green/brown algae sheets),peas,spinach,broccoli and carrots ASAP
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
I feed my fish new life spectrum pellets and algae flakes. It provides all the nutrition they need.
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 202
Definitely agree with the nori for Tangs. High quality flakes and a little less meat for him will hopefully encourage a speedy recovery!
__________________
paulace2372 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Nori or dried seaweed is the best thing for them. If you feed flakes make sure it`s spirulina or some kind of vegetable matter. As far as the HLLE read this

Marine Head & Lateral Line Erosion: A Description of the Syndrome and a Review of its Speculated Causes by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bovy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks everyone for your help. I got some dried seaweed he is eating it like crazy and I will put a new piece in every day. I'll also feed him more flake food too. I have a few other types of fish so I still need to feed some meat ( my mandarin eats frozen brine ), I'll let you know how it goes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1207661336.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	61.2 KB
ID:	47881  
__________________
Bovy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #10
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Your best bet for your tang getting better and then staying healthy is that dried seaweed. I would try to make sure you feed him small sheets at least every other day.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ick, sick, tan, tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Call the hippo tang police gwolfe Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 33 08-25-2011 05:32 PM
Powder Blue Tang or Hippo Tang? paulkarell Saltwater Reef Aquaria 25 08-22-2011 12:54 PM
Tang choices carey Saltwater Reef Aquaria 62 08-22-2011 11:52 AM
Yellow tang seems sick? JVS__RAMBO Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 07-19-2011 03:19 AM
Hippo Tang Ich Issue gwolfe Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 13 07-15-2011 07:10 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.