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Old 07-24-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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something is on my Yellow tangs tail

so i just noticed this white mass growing on my yellow tangs tail. It wasnt there like 2 days ago. It doesnt look like ich. its only one spot on the very end of the tail fin. It is white. it almost looks like a sack of little white eggs, it has this clear stuff that looks like a gel around it. but it seriously looks like a small sack of white eggs. to me it looks like it could fall off at any second. i tried to get pics of it, but its really hard with a phone. ill post those in a minute
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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its very hard to get a pic. for some reason it looks like 2 white lumps on the fins, but the one on top is just a weird glair i think, there is only the one white mass on the tail fin. and of course the typical white spot on the tail that every yellow tang has. but you can kinda see what im talkin about in the pic. ill try to get better pics
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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here are some better pics that arent from a phone.



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Old 07-24-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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and this is the only spot on the fish. i dont know what it is, but i wanna make sure i can get rid of it as soon as i can if its somethign that needs to be treated
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Lymphocystis.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:42 PM   #6
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is it contagious? what should i do? help!
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melosu58 put up some good links, Have a read.

But nothing you can do as for treating it, Just keep your levels pristine.
By the way, How big is your tank?

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Double up on on PWCs for a few weeks to maintain pristine water parameters. PWC's cure many ills in fish.

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PWC's cure many ills in fish.
I agree. I personally think this should be the first line of defense. If it does not cure it will for sure reduce stress.
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