Help! what's wrong with tang?

cnaegler

New member
Hello,
I have a yellow tang in my 180 that's not looking good at all. She recently acquired these rust/brown spots on here body , mainly around her eyes. She's breathing heavy/ rapidly and her mouth is always gaping and also has the same rust/brown colored "fungus" inside her mouth. She's not eating and you can tell it's really taking it's toll on her. She's been this way for about 2 or 3 weeks now.
Please someone help identify what she's got. None of the other fish have contracted what she's got yet.
 

timthetoolman

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Post some pictures, that might help to see what's going on. If it's fungus you can try Furan 2 or some of the other meds. Is she eating? How long have you had this tang? Have you introduced anything to your tank in the last month?
 

JHemdal

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toolman,

Furan 2 is active against some gram negative and gram positive bateria, but has no anti-fungal properties that I've ever heard of. Yes, pictures would really help here, but since external fungal infections are rare to non-existant in marine fishes, I think that can be ruled out.
Without knowing the size of the spots, (and assuming they are tiny) the rapid breathing has me thinking a different direction - Amyloodinium, sometimes called velvet or oodinium.....

JHemdal
 

cnaegler

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I've tried to post pictures but it's so complicated to re-size, blah, blah, blah. She seemed to catch whatever it is, shortly after i put in a pair of naso tangs. She was NOT happy about that! Then i noticed small 'spots' on her head, around her eyes, especially in and around her mouth. She hasn't eaten in a couple of weeks and she 'scratches' herself on the live rock. It's looking like Velvet, isn't it?
 
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