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Old 04-17-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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White spots on Unicorn Tang

Lately I saw two long white spots along my Unicorn Tang. the fish looks healthy and active in the tank. I wonder if these spot will go away.

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No picture showed up but it should not be ich. They look like someone sprinkled sugar or salt on it. Maybe the picture will help us out.
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Please see the attached picture

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Old 04-17-2015, 05:06 PM   #4
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here is the picture

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With spots that large, it isn't anything like ich. I would want to think somewhere along the lines of either a fungus or maybe a worm type of parasite.
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Look into HLLE(Hole in the head/lateral line erosion).
Do you use carbon in the tank?
Many links to HLLE and carbon eing used continuously in marine tanks.
http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/cont...king-gun-found
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Good thought. Very good candidate for the issue at hand.
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is it raised or does it look like grooves?
did they just appear overnight or has it been slowly getting worse?
if it looks like grooves and progressed, then I'm gonna say 99% that it is HLLE.
Aquaworld Aquarium - Article - Marine Fish Head and Lateral Line Erosion - Cause, Cure, and Prevention


and I came across this article, very interesting and maybe cause for concern for some?
Activated Carbon: HLLE Smoking Gun Found | Coral Magazine
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I was reading the EXACT same article when thinking it was HLLE.
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I thought you mentioned selcon?
Must have been another marine issue.
Get selcon(little pink bottle) and add to food as often as possible.
I brought a rescue sailfin back with selcon and calurpae.
DITCH the carbon if you are using it unless it is a Boyds product!
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