Bumpy Blue Tang

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  1. reef713

    reef713 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    My captive bred blue tang I have had for about a month had a little problem with ich, so for the past week I have been using garlic to soak its food. I look at it today and I see a bunch of bumps but not white spots. Is this something new or just irritation from where the ich was?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Please post an image if possible.

    Captive breed? Where did you get this Tang?
     
  4. reef713

    reef713 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    From a LFS in Richmond, VA.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Bumps can be a multitude of things.

    Typically Tangs can be caught at a very young age and captive raised. There was some speculation as to the successful breeding of Tangs a couple years back. I sure hope they are captive breeding them but I have my doubts and can not find anything definitive but I will look around more.
     
  6. RedGambit

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    Ive heard of captive raised before in tangs, Not so much bred. Not saying that its not possible. Since captive bred large angelfish in a few species are hitting the markets now.

    As for the bumps, I have seen it in a few cases where later on within the day or next it shows up as more ich or the start of an infection from irritation.
     
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