Sailfin tang - Yellow spot has appeared - concerned

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by gator, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. gator

    gator

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    HI...i am a bit concerned because when i came home today our Sailfin Tang appears to have a little bright yellow spot that has appeared on his bottom fan(the fin of the bottom). You can see it when is it fully extended. You can see it on both sides. It is not white - it is yellow. He is eating and acting fine but it is worrying me. What is it?
     
    gator, Jan 26, 2013
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. gator

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,713
    Likes Received:
    2,574
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Can you post a picture?

    If the tang is acting fine and eating, he will likely get over it, but I am not sure you have a health problem to be worried about in the first place :)
     
    little_fish, Jan 26, 2013
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. gator

    gator

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
    gator, Jan 26, 2013
    #3
  4. gator

    gator

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. gator

    noy

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Toronto
    can't see the white spots in the photo but the yellow spots look like natural coloration changes as your sailfin grows. I have one of these guys and when he was smaller you would see coloration changes in the fins as they grow. They get spots and streaks but then eventually it works into the overall pattern.

    If he's eating fine - i would just keep an eye on him for scratching behaviour associated with ich.
     
    noy, Jan 26, 2013
    #5
    gator likes this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.