Tang looks bloody

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  1. CommDiver

    CommDiver Plankton

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    001.JPG I have two damsils but they have been with tang for 9 months with no problems just lost a lawnmore blenny....just vanished....don't know wher it went.....and I had a emerald crab die....had for about a year...I got zoo's and mushrooms that look fine...Any idea about my tang...
     
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  3. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ammonia burn? Fin rot/tail rot? Parameters?
     
  4. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Some kind of fungus? Do a water test and let us know the numbers.
     
  5. bama

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    get rid of your damsels
     
  6. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    yeah i was thinking damsel attack, but tangs can fend for themselves too..good luck with your fish
     
  7. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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    I would agree with mission six, it looks like a chemical burn, more than likely ammonia. Damsels are unlikely to cause that kind of injury, if it was a fish attack it would more likely shred the fins not cause it to redden at the edge. As mentioned tangs can defend themselves from damsels.
     
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  9. sean_p_f

    sean_p_f Sea Dragon

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    agreed +1
     
  10. Gexx

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    i would say ammonia piosoning but that would show redness around the gills not the fin im pretty sure
     
  11. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I read online that ammonia burns are red at first and then turn black after several days. The can also get bacterial infections. What is your ammonia level?
     
  12. CommDiver

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    I don't have a test for ammonia at the moment but will look into getting it.....wher would it come from