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Old 06-24-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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yellow tang needs help

okay my yellow tang isnt looking so good. its got a red mouth/teeth, one of its fins are a white, and its got some white scales now, what should i do????
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:53 AM   #2
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For starters get it in a QT so you can properly treat it with Primafix or Melafix or whatever it may need.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:39 AM   #3
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FIsh can be pretty hardy but, Low oxygen and high ammonia are not good.

For better answer a few questions.

Tanks age and size?
Whats used for water flow?
Do you test the water?
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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i figure out what was wrong he keeped hanging out by my sea anemones and he would get stung and then go crazy and run into others corals plus the other sea anemones he is being treated now in a qt, but i dont think he is gonna make it
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If he was stung by the anenome then he might not make it. Make sure you test the water where he is and make sure of excellent water conditions.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:32 PM   #6
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If you have a QT tank I would move it there and do daily 20% water changes to help it heal itself. It depends on how bad the injuries are. It may need some meds too.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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Red mouth as in looks to be rotting away/open wounds? You said it is being treated, with what?
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:28 PM   #8
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i have him in a qt and using melfix i think im gonna lose him he is laying on his side on the bottom, i covered the tank so its dark so it wont be so stressed out
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Melafix is a little light so if the infection doesn't subside once your treatment has been completed I would switch to either Minocycline, Nitrofurazone, or even Erythromycin (last resort).
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Melafix is a little light so if the infection doesn't subside once your treatment has been completed I would switch to either Minocycline, Nitrofurazone, or even Erythromycin (last resort).
okay thanks for your help
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