Urgent Help! Yellow Tang

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  1. Susan Bates

    Susan Bates Member

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    Hi one of my tang is losing weight and has one cloudy eye, what can i do for him please?
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    Keep water quality and feed it a lot, specially with algae.
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  3. Lesley

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    Run tests
    Check all parameters are within range
    Feed lots of veggie based foods
    And keep tank stress free
    Watch & make sure he's not being bullied and is allowed to eat

    I had 6 fish come out the ibc with Popeye - caused my poor water parameters over extended time and within 10 days of following the above
    They all cleared
    And are healthy again
    Good luck
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  4. Susan Bates

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    Thanks, all parameters are good, i have been feeding helps, no one is bothering him, hope he will be ok, thanks again
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  5. Savage Henry

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    How long have you had him for?

    For any other family of fish I would have said catch him (if you can) and put him in a quarantine tank, but some say Tangs suffer more by being kept in a quarantine tank then by being kept with their friends.

    I'd feed him heaps of frozen or live brine shrimp and the Nori sheets.

    I agree with the above about the cloudy eye - he might have banged into a coral, but if your water conditions are good, the eye will mend itself. My Coral Beauty actually had a horrible looking swollen cloudy eye a couple weeks ago, but it healed completely by itself over about five days.

    If he gets really thin, I WOULD catch him and put him in a quarantine tank, cause you'd probably have nothing to lose at that stage.
  6. Susan Bates

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    Thanks, he is hanging in there at the moment,he is a little fighter,he is thin but he is eating,I have been feeding extra and giving lots of nori, I will be fighting nitrates soon
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  7. Susan Bates

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    My Tang died last night
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    So sorry
    Always heartbreaking when this happens :(
  9. Susan Bates

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    yes I cried,and also i only wanted 4 yellow tangs in that tank, now there are 3, and can't added another, those 4 where put in at the same time

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