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Old 11-26-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Yellow Tangs Fins Erroding

Would someone be able to tell me what's wrong with this fish? I suspect it is a disease, but we did have a yellow watchman goby and 3 small blue-green chromisis dissapear (possible predator crab hiding about that is chomping at his fins?)

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Hard to say, but you could be right. Need to find out so you can treat. If he`s just been in a scrape he`ll recover. The fin will grow back. We would sure like to know what happened to the other fish
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it could also possibly be the skunk cleaner.. every now and then my cleaners tend to pick off a little more than a parasite, the fins generally grow back within a week or two..
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I'd thought about this too. I have just tried my hand at the inverted opening water bottle trap with some raw shrimp as bait, wonder if anything mean will end up in there...
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good luck let us know if you catch anything
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Thanks, nothing but 2 (now freed & unharmed) sailfin mollies and 2 nassarius snails. Maybe we'll have better trapping tonight...
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looks like something nipped him to me.. happy hunting... Try a clear glass with a hunk of shrimp in the bottom also, if its a big crab he may not be able to get into the bottle trap.
lean the glass on a piece of LR and keep your fingers crossed. I may be doing this soon also something keeps knocking off my smaller fish. bicolor blennies and fire fish are not lasting long at all anymore
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