Urgent help needed Sailfin tang swimming like a drunk

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by deang, 14 Oct 2010.

  1. deang

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    My Sailfin Tang is swimming like a drunk. He's still eating and chasing food, but his swimming upsidedown, sideways etc. He's quite large and has beenn very happy. Reckon I can save him? Rest of fish (goldies, triggers, wrasses etc) and inverts (shrimps, crabs) are all happy and feeding well.
     
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  3. HenkHugo

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    sounds like his swimbladder has gone
     
  4. crispin

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    yeah that would be my first guess too, I dont think you can do anything for him though :( but wait a while and see what others have to say
     
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    Sorry brother. I had same experience with my selfin tang. it happened with the silfin, which was with me almost a year or so, and ended up on death..... i was thinking to return my sailfin to Sea but, unfortunatly within three or four days it dead.
     
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    Try feeding fresh raw garlic or adding garlic power to the food.

    I had a regal tang that did this for about a week then I started adding garlic power to his food and he came right in a day.

    coincidense maybe.... but nothing else seemed to make a difference.
     
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    how does it just go? old age?
     
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