red marks on Yellow tang

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  1. butcherman

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    Hi guys need a little input on this guy. he is still eating well but has red marking on his body. the clowns have been nipping at them. I was running carbon also. I feed a mix of nori, veg flakes sea chem flakes mysis and cyclops.

    any ideas on whats wrong with him?
     
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  3. Nippy

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    Hi Steven

    Are you running Bio pellets?
     
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    No bio pellets. I belive might be HLLE from the carbon i was running. But im looking perhaps i have missed something. He is in QT now so i can start treatment just want to use th right treatment.
     
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    okay, I know with my previous tank running Bio pellets two of my yellows also had those red marks, but stopped the pellets and it went away, tang looks a bit beatup, so all the best buddy.
     
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    Yeah the clowns where defending their teritory, and his fins looked worse. I think this is a secondary infection due to the stress from the clowns. I will treat qt with Prodibio bacteria and fungus treatment. Unless there are better recomendations?
     
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    Haven`t had this problem, so won`t know what to recommend.
     
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    Is he new to the tank?

    Maby try Paraguard - effectively and efficiently treats many ectoparasites?

    Product from Seachem so cant do any harm

    Good luck
     
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    Hi steven

    My yellow also had red blotches, can't see from the pic if they are the same though. Like Nippy I'm running bioPellets, but didn't remove mine too fix the problem, I fixed my alk which was at 5 and it never returned.

    While the fish was in QT in a week or two it went away, and placing him back in display take made it return again in a week or two. Took 3 times in QT before I fixed the alk and what ever issue the low alk was causing probably ph issues.

    Now I'm sure your parameters are spot on, but advise I can give is that seachem Kanaplex seemed too help the fish recover from the infection(or what ever it was), soaked his nori and some flakes in it and fed him this once a day.

    Good luck with the little one, they are such pretty fish
     
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    thanks guys

    My ph is stable between 8.2 - 8.3 Alk @ 8dkh
    I dose kalk in top up and use a carx.
    using Rowa and active carbon

    I agree it seems to be an irritation of sorts i just need to figure our what
     
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    How did @CW treat the fish?
     
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    As far as I know, he waited it out just fed the tangs norri... no meds as far as I know of
     
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    Thanks. Maybe just add some hiding places in qt and feed good
     
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    Hey buddy, ja i just left my YT alone.
    I kept it well fed and thats it. Didint dose anything into the tank (i hardly dose anyway)

    I could see he dident eat like normal but after a while it just went beter and better.
    Ask @Express Reef, my YT looked bad, but his almost recovered in full.

    And he dident have anything like that again.

    Ive also reacently toped up my NP pellets and nothing. so im not sure if it has to do with the extra bacteria in the system or not.


    Good luck man
     
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    Hi Think its a bacterial infection. I run biopellets and it also happened to my yellow tang and the cleaner wrasse was at him alot of the time and I took the chance and just left if and fed him and it disappeared and 4months later he is perfect
     
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    Sounds about the same as mine.
    Then it must be bacterial infection
     
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    It's diet related, feed more herbivorous foods, tangs need it. Red and green algae and ocean nutrition formula 2
     
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    So 2 weeks on and The Yellow tang had all but recovered

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    No medication, just lots of food and isolation.
     
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    Did he loose an eye in the process? Or just light / camera angle?
     
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    camera angle he is 100%
     
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