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Old 05-02-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Very sick blue tang. Lying on side for a day now breathing but obviously dying. Is there a humane way to help her from suffering?
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What treatments have you tried?

What are your water parameters?

The most humane thing to do first is to try and help it recover. You should start setting up a QT ASAP and get him in there so you can try some treatments.
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LFS said internal parasites. Up until yesterday eating well but losing weight. Water is good 0 nitrates, 0 phosphates, 0 am. kh 160, ca 380. No treatments, fish is lying back corner behind rock, hard to even see.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #4
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Do you have a cycled QT? What is the pH of the current tank?

The weight loss would most likely be caused by a worm or other internal parasite.

How long has this been progressing? Has the fish stopped eating completely?

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When I first got my blue tang (6"), she would hide and "play dead" like that, too. I have a 135 gallon with just a little live rock (more curing right now) and a white artificial coral tree looking thing.

At any rate, she'd hide & pant and looked like she would float all the way to the top of the tank if she didn't park herself under one of the rock platforms. I fed her a peeled frozen (thawed) pea soaked in garlic. At first she wouldn't eat anything; much less a pea. Once I soaked it in Garlic X-treme, it took her a bit, but she gobbled it down. Now she is happy and healthy as can be. Strangely enough though, she sleeps in the coral "tree"... I named her Birdie. I hope yours pulls through.
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