Yellow Tang. problems

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  1. brad

    brad Plankton

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    My yellow tang has red spots on his body and face. He has stop eating almost everything and it breathing real hard . I will post pics tomorrow Thanks
     
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  3. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    I'd check your basic parameters of the tank, Nitrate, Ammonia, and Nitrite, PH, Salinity as well.

    Sounds like ammonia burns.

    What size is the tank?

    How Old Is the Tank?
     
  4. brad

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    72g. 20g. Sump. It has been running for about a year
     
  5. xjaydub20x

    xjaydub20x Feather Duster

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    It sounds like septicemia (Septicemia). I've seen it before and it's usually fatal especially if it isn't treated immediately. Based on the loss of appetite and fast breathing, it may be too late for this fish. In the future, I would suggest using Maracyn 2 as soon as you see red blotches or protruding scales.
     
  6. TMWTim

    TMWTim Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    You might seriously consider a type of head or lateral line disease. It starts with red spots around the head and also includes heavy breathing and failure to feed. Tangs are prone to it. I would bet that is what's wrong.
     
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  9. brad

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    I put Maracyn 2 in my tank last night so waiting to see if that helps
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope the tang makes it. Try and enrich it's diet with garlic and marine algae. You can even get some red leaf lettuce at the grocery store and give that a try. Also make sure your ammonia and nitrites levels are at zero.

    Good Luck.
     
  11. brad

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    They are at zero. I put garlic enriched sea weed and brine shrimp for it and still won't eat
     
  12. brad

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    The red spots are gone from its face and body. But it is still breathing rapidly and not eating . Do Yall have any other ideas ?