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Old 05-15-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Slime on tang that looks like ich?

My powder brown tand showed up with what looks like ich but it isn't really spots. It's like sheets of slime that are left over. I first saw him iy looked like a veil of slime.

Any clues? I hope the pics loaded ok. First time trying that. I do have a LT plate coral that's a pretty slimy beast. Could that be it?
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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no pics but from what you describe it may be velvet.
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Old 05-15-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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How long have you had the tang and what was the last fish/item added and how long ago? Do you see any salt & pepper specs on the fish, not really spots or just the film?

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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Had him for about 3-4 weeks. No salt/pepper specs, just film that has dissipated (coagulated) into, what looks like spots but is really the remains of the film. One spot is like a chunk of the remaining film - about 1/8" square. Behaves perfectly healthy. Eats, swims around fine, grazes fine, etc.

Also, how do I get the pics up here? Thanks all.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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and what was the last fish/item added and how long ago?


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how do I get the pics up here?
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=25

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Sorry Steve, I miss answered you. My last addition was a scooter blenny and a ornate wrasse (same time). The scooter expired in about four days. He was a tiny fellow. Now, the wrasse was a killer specimen about 2-2.5". He buried himself in the sand, came out once or twice and my 1" long six-line wrasse chased him back under the sand - can you believe that? Haven't seen him since!

My tang still has the debris on him but it's slowly falling off and there's still no chang to his behavior - seems fine

As for the pics, I could swear that's what I did. When I hit "preview", I got nothing. I could call it user error but I couldn't imagine that! Maybe I'll try reposting them again.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:55 AM   #7
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My last addition was a scooter blenny and a ornate wrasse (same time). The scooter expired in about four days. He was a tiny fellow. Now, the wrasse was a killer specimen about 2-2.5". He buried himself in the sand, came out once or twice and my 1" long six-line wrasse chased him back under the sand - can you believe that? Haven't seen him since!
Yes, I do. The wrasse is pretty much a forgone addition but what species of ornate? I'm assuming not a Thalassoma pavo since it buried itself but a Halichoeres ornatissimus or Macropharyngodon ornatus? Doesn't make much difference, just curious.

Still an important missing piece... How long ago where they added

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My tang still has the debris on him but it's slowly falling off and there's still no chang to his behavior - seems fine
Most likely one of the last fish added did carry in something but I have doubts it's velvet but that is dependant on when the last two where added. The tang would not have lasted this long if velvet. Still a possibility as is Uronema & Brooklynella. The kicker here is each have different "ideal" treatments. Do you see any lesions/red marks anywhere or just the slimeyness?


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As for the pics, I could swear that's what I did. When I hit "preview", I got nothing. I could call it user error but I couldn't imagine that! Maybe I'll try reposting them again.
Once you've "attatched" the image you will either see an error at the top of the post or you will see nothing. If successful, you will not see it in the preview post. It will only be visible once you hit the post button.

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Not sure of the exact species or Ornate. The lfs isn't either - surprise? Come to think of it, the wrasse and blenny were added just 3-4 days before my tang showed this "slime". Like a shear curtain thrown over it.

No lesions BUT, last night, a strange ball or blister appeared directly under his top lip Man, this guy just can't get straight. Still, with this "marble" under hi lip, he still behaves ok, so far.

That's my frustration on the pics. I kept hitting "preview" and saw nothing. So, I figured i wasn't getting them up and never hit the post button. Thanks, I'll try again. What's up with that blister
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If it's an actual blister I would suspect Uronema possibley. If more like a wart (hard texture) it would be Lympho but that would not explain the excess slime. You still have not indicated how long you've had the blenny?

Is the tang rubbing that area particularly?

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The blenny lasted about 1 week. I had him for about 1 week. The tang's slime showed up about 4 days after I introduced the blenny and wrasse.

Death of the blenny I attribute to a very small and young specimen that just was over stressed. The 2.5" wrasse, as I mentioned, was somehow bullied into the sand by my 1" 6-line for days until he showed up dead as well. ~Four days after their intro, I noticed the slime. Hope I've been more clear now
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