Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-16-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yellow Tang With Ich

i purchased a yellow tang yesterday. it seemed fine but when i looked at it today it has ich. all my other fish dont have it only the tang. could i have bought a tang with ich or was the paracite in my tank? im not sure how these things are transmitted. should i get rid of the fish?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, TX, U.S.
Posts: 294
Send a message via AIM to TheRealFF
Tangs are more prone to ich than other fishes. It might have been ur tank's parasites that infected the fish or the fish was already infected from the LFS. You should QT the tang ASAP to avoid the parasites from infecting other fishes in ur tank. Google Ich and u'll find out what is ich and how to prevent/cure it. HTH
__________________

__________________
FF = Fish Freak

I am one of those reefnuts that are actually nuts!
TheRealFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 02:34 AM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thanks TheRealFF
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Fiji, I moved this to the sick fish forum where it will get the attention it deserves
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
If you saw white specks on the fish the next day it probably already had it when you got it. The problem is that now it is in your tank wether you take the YT out or not. The only way to guarantee 100% removal is QT all the fish and hypo leaving the main fallow for 8 weeks.
__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 05:17 AM   #6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thanks brian. i just checked today and the ich seems to be dissapearing, instead of the fish being covered in specks theres only a few left. is this normal?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 238
I am researching ick cause I have a case on a pbt. From what i have read it will seem to get better because they have left the fish to reproduce but they will come back and their evil spawn too.
__________________
tmkx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 05:18 PM   #8
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
You are correct TMK
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ich, tan, tang, yellow tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black ich on yellow tang gone is this possible? weekf Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 3 10-31-2006 11:35 AM
Black ich on yellow tang? havefun Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 01-27-2006 12:11 PM
Yellow Tang - Ich???? badfish Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 17 05-12-2005 07:31 PM
yellow tang.... ich?? guitarstryng Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 01-04-2005 10:00 AM
yellow tang and little lh cow have ich? nanson56 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 19 11-06-2003 10:47 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.