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Old 02-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Tang disease

Hi, my tang seems to have developed some kind of disease on its fins.
Has anyone experienced this and if so how do I treat it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Can you provide a pic?
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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Can you provide a pic?
Hi, I have taken a couple of pics but it's really difficult to get a clear one.
There appear to be some spots on his fins.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Looks like ich
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Looks like ich
How do I treat it. Can I buy something from my lfs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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I agree with Kio; it definitely looks like marine ich

If you have one, move him into a hospital tank and preform a 50% water change on your tank. I recommend using Formaline to treat him with; this can be administered in a short dips with saltwater, or if you have a handy hospital tank you can keep him in there and allow the medication to remain in there as well. Wear gloves when using it though and read all instructions!
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Agreed move it to a qt tank before anything else gets it but I would't use formalin I'd use cupramine which is a copper treatment, it works great. Had a flame angel with ich and it cured it completely just follow the direction and get a copper test kit that tests for ionic copper (api ) will work.
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Agreed move it to a qt tank before anything else gets it but I would't use formalin I'd use cupramine which is a copper treatment, it works great. Had a flame angel with ich and it cured it completely just follow the direction and get a copper test kit that tests for ionic copper (api ) will work.
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Copper works too? I should use that for my sailfin tang next time then thanks!
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Now that i see the pictures it looks like its to big to be ich but its hard to really tell
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Welcome sammy, yes it worked very well.
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