Yellow Tang possible Fin Rot or Lymphocystis??

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    Hello All,

    My yellow tang has been in our tank happily for over a week. He eats great and enjoys his sea weed snack every other day. Today while cleaning the skimmer I noticed he had what appeared to be a piece of food stuck to his fin. It never fell off and almost looks like a cloud. (great descriptions I know!) Im wondering what you all think or have saw from experience?

    I just did a 10 gallon water change but checked the water before:

    75 Gallon Tank with 55 Gallon sump running for a couple months
    Ph 8.2
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 5
    Salinity 1.024 (checked with refractometer)
    Phosphate 0
    Calcium right around 400

    I have 2 120 watt LED fixtures over the tank. Blues come on for 1 1/2hr - then 7 hrs of blues and whites - then just blues again for 1 1/2hrs.

    Everything else seems to be enjoying the tank:

    2 clowns
    1 diamond goby
    1 flame angel
    1 wrasse


    I wonder if it is stress? My tank is in a wall and see thru. The last few days I have been leaving the back cover off. Maybe he is always freaking out looking for me on both sides? :shock:

    Either way I have changed water and gave him his treat tonight. He was eating the sea weed when I went upstairs.

    What is everyones thoughts?

    *Note* I understand a yellow tang is generally not recommended for a 75. My plan is to watch him as he grows and if he seems unhappy I will rehome him. :Cheers:
     

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    The first picture also shows his bottom fin turning white in a small area? I am not sure if this was there before or if it is new. I will be monitoring it however to see what happens.

    Also there is a yellow tail damsel in the tank also.
    About 25lbs of live rock and 50 or dry added a few weeks ago.
     

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    MikeG Ex-Member

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    If it is white and cottony/cloudy looking it is probably Lympho. My juvi Majestic Angel came down with it when I first got him and had many spots all over his fins. Reduce stress, feed a good diet (soak in vitamins) and keep the water quality up and it will go away on its own, but it will take a while. Took about three weeks to a month for my angels to clear up, but now he's fine.
     
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    Some fish are sensitive to nitrates. 20 ppm will cause fin rot on Mandarins. With your nitrates at 5 , though, I would doubt that is the cause here.
     
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    Thanks for the responses! To be honest I dont know if my nitrates are even at 5. The color difference on the chart between 0-5 seems so close to my eyes that I never truly know what it is. I just always put 5 to be on the safe side. I thought my Nems would show signs of distress if there was a nitrate problem first?
     
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    That is exactly what it looks like. Ill monitor and provide feedback as it is availible. Is the vitamins to soak the food in at Petco or more of a specialty item?
     
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    MikeG Ex-Member

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    As long as your Petco sells Marine supplies they might have a vitamin soak. If not your LFS would. Get something like Selcon, Zoe, Zoecon also Garlic Extract is a good soak. There are a few different brands to choose from.
     
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    its likely just from stress of moving him into the new tank. just give him time to adjust and i think he will be fine.
     
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