yellow eye tang

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by aquariusgrl, Jan 4, 2014.

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  1. aquariusgrl

    aquariusgrl Plankton

    Jan 4, 2014
    I just bought a yellow eye tang at my lfs along w a sail fin tang. They both looked great in the store. When I got home, after dripping them into my tank I noticed the yellow eye tang has a bubbly eye and a whitish bubble on his fin where it meets its body. It also has a funny spot on his head. N e ideas what this could b and how I can treat it? I'm guessing I couldn't see these spots at the lfs bc the lighting there is not like mine on my tank. My tank is 55gal. I have 2yellow tail damsels, 1mandarin goby, 1sail fin tang, 1coral beauty, 2hermit crabs, 1snail, 1clown hosting a bubble tip anemone. All parameters at 0 and ph 8.2. tank is consistent at 75degrees. I have 2 t5 HO 54watt each w 12,000 bulbs and 2 blue actinic bulbs. I have had my tank up n running for about a year.

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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

    Jun 6, 2010
    Chesapeake, Va
    I'm sure you're aware those two tangs will have to be returned/rehomed eventually.

    Unfortunately its hard to make anything out in the pic for a proper ID, though the bubbly eye is probably "pop-eye disease." The stress from being moved, and being in a small tank probably won't help, not to mention make ALL your fish more susceptible to marine ich. If I were you, I'd return those two tangs.