Urgent white spots new lip;stick tang

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  1. tangman12

    tangman12 Plankton

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    hi everybody im new on the forum scence but i have an emergency question about my lipstic tang, i have just introduced it to my aquarium but when i was aclimatizeing him he came out in big white blotches and his forehead went white, will he get better or is this just because he may be unhappy
    regards david
     
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  3. PghSteeler

    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    Big white splotches does not sound like ich and if they developed that fast I doubt they would be fungus. They do discolor when stressed, esp when acclimating.

    Best way to help you would be if you could post a picture to confirm though
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef David.

    Please provide an image if possible.

    Tangs can display dramatic coloration difference while acclimating and this is perfectly normal.
     
  5. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    Sounds like a bit of stress from the acclimation. I would just keep an eye on the guy. This is especially true if he looked good when you picked him up.