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Old 06-29-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
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Yellow Tang doesnt look good

I have another yellow tang in a second 100 Gal at my office. He appears to be losing pigment on his snout/head area. Its now a pinkish area spotted with some of his yellow. There is also a fleshy color around his rear fin area. any idea what could be causing this ? Specs and parameters are

Nitrite: 0
Nitrate 10ppm
Ammonia: 0
pH : 8.3
temp: steady 80 Deg.

Lighting on at 8am off at 5pm dual sunpaq 96w retrofits in the canopy ( 96 x 4) AquaC remora skimmer with a mag drive. Feeding mainly mysis soaked in garlic xtreame and seaweed selects nori. Sometimes a flake snack. Other tankmates are : 4 Various damsels, 2 O clowns, a flame hawk, and 5 turbos.
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Hard to say but sometimes if you see some pink or red it`s hemmoraging. Could be a bacterial problem. Better let shark or steve grab this one.
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someone please help. Hes starting to look worse, hardly eating, not real social and hiding alot. what the hell is wrong with it ?
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Do you have a green Calerpa for him. Some seaweed or nori. They are herbivores. Soak in Garlic. Just some Quick ideas
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:04 PM   #5
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Do you have a QT tank? If so, I would move him. I don't know what's wrong with him but it sounds like he's gonna need some aggressive treatment if he's gonna survive. Could be hole in the head/lateral line erosion (HLLE). It's usually a diatery problem as well as water issues.

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It also sounds like a potential water problem, or even pH too low. Do you have a sealed glass lid?

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Best first step in a problem like this is several large water changes with well aged/aerated SW. This in most simpler cases will help clear up the problem as will increasing the nutritional value of foods fed. If after a week or so and there is no improvement, you will need to QT the fish and start an antibiotic treatment. Start with the water changes first, if a simple problem the move to a QT will just make it worse.

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