yellow tang BLACK ICH please help

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by markie360, Apr 12, 2011.

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  1. markie360

    markie360 Astrea Snail

    Jan 30, 2010
    Hey guys i recently bought a great looking yellow tang to be housed in my 75 gallon. But when i put him in the tank i noticed he came with maybe 2 black spots cause at the store he wasnt under lights. The next he developed a skiddish and flashing behavior. He also scatched against the sand as well. So from that point i decided to soak his formula 2 as well as seaweed sheets in garlic. Since the garlic he eats like a beast has shown to start scatching a little less than a few days ago. He seems less stressed and the black dots have seemed to significantly get better. So my question is should i go through the trouble of putting him in quarentine (last resort unless really nessisary) or should i continue to let him settle in the reef and see if he gets better. Can the fish build a nature immunity to black ich and fight it off on its own like ich. Or is this disease diffrent Anyways iam not letting this guy suffer so any help is appreciated.:)
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  3. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

    Apr 24, 2009
    stockton ca
    seem a lil late for a qt so i would just treat him there with no copper if ur gonna use copper then use a qt copper is bad for ur reef
  4. For the Fishes

    For the Fishes Plankton

    Jun 22, 2011
    Something to consider: please stop buying wild caught fish. At least then, you won't be hurting wild populations when yours keep dying. Hawaii's wild yellow tang populations in collected areas are 73% lower than those in protected areas. The state now officially calls the aquarium take "unsustainable". Please only buy captive bred fish!
    I'm sorry to say but if you do acquire a yellow tang the chances that it will die after a few days are incredibly high, for now they are just not the kind of fish that can survive outside of the reefs. Sorry if that's a bit harsh but buying a captive bred fish will be much more rewarding as it is well adapted to life in a tank and will last much longer and keep all of its beauty in tact. Thank you for reading!
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator

    Sep 8, 2010
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !