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Old 02-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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R these white spots on my tomini tang normal ? He's had them for a few weeks now. Eating fine and very active still. Please help
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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R these white spots on my tomini tang normal ? He's had them for a few weeks now. Eating fine and very active still. Please help


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Old 02-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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I have zero experience with marine fish but it doesn't look like ich, especially if he's eating fine. Wish I could be more of a help. BTW if you didn't know ich is a common aquaria parasite that covers your fish in white specs.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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Tangs are more susceptible to ich than other fish and they can actually be eating fine when affected by the parasite.


Are you able to upload a couple more pictures of the fish as its hard to see from that photo.

If it is affected you need to take action ASAP. What size tank do you have and what do you have in it?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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It's a 60 gallon and I have a flame angel and a Koran angel

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #6
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Here's some better pics I think
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #8
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Yes, I can't say for sure that it is ich, but a tang in a small tank rings alarm bells. What happened to the 180g upgrade you were planning? Do you have a QT? There are plenty of threads on here about ich. Only 2 cures I am afraid and both are recommended in a QT while your display remains fallow ( empty ) for at least 6 weeks. Only a fish free tank will allow the ich to die and don't be fooled if visible symptoms go away, it is still there and can come back at a later stage, often worse. Have a good read up on it and good luck, I hear its a tough battle...
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Microbe-lift makes a product called herbtana it's and all natural immunity booster that helps treat for ich and is totally safe to use in your show tank. I have used it before with success the treatment is a little bit longer than a chemical treatment but it is a lot easier on your livestock. They make marine and freshwater specific treatment and its fairly inexpensive.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #10
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What are your parameters? What have you been feeding and what has it been eating? Those almost look like scrapes...are they fuzzy/cottony (if thats a word)? It does not look like Ich to me. I believe that poor water parameters and/or malnourishment can cause that sort of thing.

I've said it dozens of times, but my observations have been that saltwater fish being out into smaller that suggested tanks tend to have problems. Stressed fish pick stuff up a lot easier. When you read through all the "My fish has something" posts, it is rarely when it is is a proper sized tank. You also hear a lot of "but it is really small and I'm going to get a bigger tank later" stories. IMO, the idea of buying it smaller does not make a difference. Most sites give a min tank requirement, which to me means you are starting with the min sized fish. The min for a Tomini is 75g and the min for a Koran is 250g.
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