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Old 07-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Sick Yellow Tang

My yellow tang has turned very thin and its fins and tails are very ragged. I also notice some red blood like patches on its body as shown in the photo below. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? All my other fish are fine.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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Water quality often plays a role in every malady; nevertheless, most often these red patches, red streaks, and/or lines result from bacterial infections. The animal must be treated in a qt where Minocycline (Maracyn2), sulfa-based products, Nitrofurazone, or Erythromycin can be administered. Weight loss is common so an antibacterial food can be fed, Gel-Tek offers this.
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I agree with James as he needs to be QT and treated. I`m thinking water quality is a problem here also. Can you post you water parameter results here also. Have you tried to feed him some dried seaweed selects or nori.
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Water quality is fine and has not changed for a while. I also do regular water changes. PH=8.3, KH=8, CA=380 N02=0, NO3=40 (a bit high, but has been like this for years). I also feed him with nori regularly.
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Go down till you see Hemorrhagic Septicemia.

http://www.fishpalace.org/Disease.html#Velvet
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Unfortunately when I got home tonight, my yellow tang has passed away. He was the first fish I bought for my marine tank and I had him for over 3 years :-(
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