A few black spots on my yellow tang


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Tonight I noticed that my yellow tang has a few black specs on him. I just introduced him to my tank last Thursday. He is a good size, fat and eats like a pig. I have a 90 gallon mixed reef that runs a 25w Emperor Aquatics UV on a small Maxi Jet. I have a pair of cleaner shrimp but I havnt noticed them cleaning him yet. The other 6 fish are all eating and doing fine. I got the yellow tang from a very reputable local store and don't have the means to quarantine. He is eating brown algae like its his job.

Would a cleaner wrasse help?


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Without a picture, it's kind of hard to diagnose. (black ich?) Keep your parameters in line, and feed the fish a varied diet. If all goes well, it should pull through. GL.