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Old 10-22-2005, 06:20 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear your having troubles, take things slow for now and try and figure out what the problem is and work on a cure. Add no other fish to the tank until things are under control.
I'm no expert on fish disease, but I would say you may have some type of bacteria problem.
what type of water are you using? tap, ro, ro/di.. I'll let some others who may have more experience with illness jump in. I would think about running a UV light if you have one or can borrow one.
the tank set up sound good so you are doing well on that end. Salifert test kits are easy to use and IMO are some of the best.

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Old 10-22-2005, 08:13 PM   #12
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The cardinal has a bacterial infection and the tang has ick. You probably should Quantine them and treat

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Old 10-23-2005, 07:18 PM   #13
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oooooo looks like a nasy case of ich all over head to tail. if you have a qt take them out and zap it with copper in the qt look up steve-s he has a good post a few weeks ago about the same problem. and just to let you know their are sides of this some wont use copper and some will. i just found that copper kicks it for good and then you need to keep the tank complete steady cause purple tangs get laterial line and ich extremly easy from bad tank conditions and poor feeding. so copper, keep tank steady!!!, and feed plunty of greens and soak the food with garlic and selcon i battled ich for two months until i kicked its butt and a year later i still have not had a lick of problems with my tangs
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