Blue tang with brown spots

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a blue hippo tang with brown flat spots. Not sure what it is. I've treated with furan-2, fresh water dips, and started copper this evening. This fish has been in the qt for about a months and I can't seem to get rid of this. Any ideas regarding diagnosis/treatment?

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    I will post a pic in another thread as is won't fit here.
     
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    Got a picture? Flat spots?? Thats a weird one. They don't stick out of the body any? There is a thing called Black Ich. But, he's been in QT for a month?
     
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    Could it be head and lateral line erosion (HLLE)?
     
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    I posted a picture but I'm new to the forum so the moderator has to approved it. Please look in a day or so and give me your opinion. Thanks for your time.

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    The spots look almost like dirt or mud spots. There weren't there when I purchased him and I know these guys are suceptible to ich and the like.
     
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    That's where I was headed also. I checked my tank for stray current, but didn't find anything. I am now supplementing with zoe and garlic to see if additional nutritional support helps. This is what was suggested on other forums. Any suggestions?
     
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    Your picture didn't show up. I'm not sure you posted it correctly? Try posting it in this thread here, instead of starting new threads for it. The easiest way to post a pic from your computer is to click "Go Advanced" below the quick reply box, then click on the paperclip icon to attach the picture.
     
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    blue tang with spots pic
     

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    The spots are in the black area along the dorsal region
     
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    Does he have any of those spots up front? Or are they only seen near his tail? What have you been feeding the fish?
     
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    Is it just in his black line? Never seen this one before. Sorry. Guys? Anyone else?
     
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    Im going to guess its from stress and nutrition.

    Can you give us more information on your set up and feeding?
     
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    I took some more pics. There's is some of this brown stuff on his head as well
     

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    Honestly, to me, it looks like HLLE more than anything else. What are you feeding the fish?
     
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    I feed a variety and rotate through emerald entree, sprirulina, formula 2 and a bit of mysis. I am enhancing with zoe and garlic
     
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    What treatment have you had success with for HLLE
     
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    Doesn't look like HLLE to me. Look like runnin into thingyitis to me. You just change something major inthe tank? Add a new tank mate?
     
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    No, This guy has been in the qt since day 1 by himself. I have a few pieces of pvc pipe for him to hide in . This is some sort of skin condition be it fungal, parasitic or bacterial.
     
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