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Old 02-25-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Sick Tang?

I've noticed in the past day or so my tang is showing some wierd signs. It's got some redish color on it's back down to its belly. And there is a white stripe across the side of him.

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Is the fish sick?
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:32 PM   #2
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The white stripe is normal, although not usually that visible unless stressed, the redness looks to be a bacterial infection. I would remove the fish to quarantine and treat with a broad spectrum antibiotic.
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Mine had the same problem a few days ago. I started treating her food with Zoe and making sure she had enough to eat every day, and it has now gone away. I think it was just malnutrition.

Might wanna try this one first before quarantiening her . . .

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If you decide not to QT the tang, be sure you do a few large water changes with well aged SW. Make sure you check the alk, ph, salinity and temp of the new water to ensure they match as well. As Todd says diet does play a role but often the water changes will help immensely.

If that does not yield results, then I would not hesitate to QT and treat.

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My yellow tank has a visible white stripe every morning. Is that just the typical night colorchange that some fish have?

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My yellow tank has a visible white stripe every morning.
Actually if you look close enough, it has it all day, it is just noticable in the AM while the fish is pale. Totally normal
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