Yellow Tang Fi n Damage?Disease?

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Lone6Wolfpack, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. I cant figure out whats happening to my Yellow tangs main Dorsal Fin. The
    edges are being eaten away it looks like. I had suspected the domino fish
    until he died. I got the water real cleaned up, then it all dissapeared.
    Now it back, and not looking too good. looks like bite marks along the fin,
    and you can see areas of thin skin that i guess is areas of new growth from
    old eaten away spots. i am having problems with my water possibly, is this
    fin rot? or water problems? or something else. if its some kind of
    infection, would soaking food in garlic help?? if its then hopefully things
    are on the rise.... thanks... wolfhedd
     
    Lone6Wolfpack, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. Lone6Wolfpack

    Tervill Guest

    Marco Qualizza <mqualizza@ie-engine.com> wrote in message news:<MPG.1980941116f7bfbf9896ba@news1.sympatico.ca>...
    > In article <iStRa.6363$Mc.524046@newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net>,
    > lone6wolfpack@hotmail.com says...
    > > I cant figure out whats happening to my Yellow tangs main Dorsal Fin. The
    > > edges are being eaten away it looks like. I had suspected the domino fish
    > > until he died. I got the water real cleaned up, then it all dissapeared.
    > > Now it back, and not looking too good. looks like bite marks along the fin,
    > > and you can see areas of thin skin that i guess is areas of new growth from
    > > old eaten away spots. i am having problems with my water possibly, is this
    > > fin rot? or water problems? or something else. if its some kind of
    > > infection, would soaking food in garlic help?? if its then hopefully things
    > > are on the rise.... thanks... wolfhedd

    >
    > I'm sorry, Lone6Wolfpack, but what are your water parameters? Ammonia,
    > Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, alkalinity, specific gravity?


    This sounds like fin rot to me. Do you use a protein skimmer?
     
    Tervill, Jul 18, 2003
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  3. actually it started right after i added the light, which subsequentially
    just so happened to be when i stopped using my home made potien skimmer, and
    thats also when all the algae growth started too. do you think that could be
    it>??????
    ---tank specs are in another post titled System Trouble---
    Thanks a million, wolfhedd..
    "Tervill" <tervill@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eaf810eb.0307181413.18dd967e@posting.google.com...
    > Marco Qualizza <mqualizza@ie-engine.com> wrote in message

    news:<MPG.1980941116f7bfbf9896ba@news1.sympatico.ca>...
    > > In article <iStRa.6363$Mc.524046@newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net>,
    > > lone6wolfpack@hotmail.com says...
    > > > I cant figure out whats happening to my Yellow tangs main Dorsal Fin.

    The
    > > > edges are being eaten away it looks like. I had suspected the domino

    fish
    > > > until he died. I got the water real cleaned up, then it all

    dissapeared.
    > > > Now it back, and not looking too good. looks like bite marks along the

    fin,
    > > > and you can see areas of thin skin that i guess is areas of new

    growth from
    > > > old eaten away spots. i am having problems with my water possibly,

    is this
    > > > fin rot? or water problems? or something else. if its some kind of
    > > > infection, would soaking food in garlic help?? if its then hopefully

    things
    > > > are on the rise.... thanks... wolfhedd

    > >
    > > I'm sorry, Lone6Wolfpack, but what are your water parameters? Ammonia,
    > > Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, alkalinity, specific gravity?

    >
    > This sounds like fin rot to me. Do you use a protein skimmer?
    >
     
    Lone6Wolfpack, Jul 20, 2003
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