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    Blue Tang with a "blister"

    Hello everyone. First time poster here but an avid aquarist. Just recently I purchased a Blue Tang my son named Dori....I just noticed today that there seems to be like a blister on the skin. I'm not sure if its ich or velvet. Have tried to take a picture of it but she is camera shy....even with food in the water. Does anyone have any experience with a blue tang they have had like this.

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    Did you quarantine it? Also, does it glow under blues?


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    Hi David, I didn't quarantine it the day we went fish shopping but it is after I noticed it. That same day we also got 2 blue damsels, 2 neon velvet damsels and a domino. They were all housed in the same tank though. The spot does glow somewhat under blue light.

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    I'd do hypo. Bring the salinity down to 1.008 for 6 weeks. If it is ich, it'll get rid of it. Also watch ur other fish in the display tank.


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    Ok, thanks for the input.

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    No problem.


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    One spot on a fish does not sound like ich, ich looks almost like sand all over the fish. I would hold off on any treatment until you know what your treating.


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    Ich doesn't start out as looking like sand. Usually by then it's too late. I'd treat, ur not going to hurt the fish and it'll give you a piece of mind.


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    Is the tang "flashing" or scrapping itself against anything? Try a freshwater dip, just make sure to match ph and temp then back in qt and repeat after a few days if it returns. If need be, i carry a broad spectrum antibitotic caviar that a few ppl have used. Would have to get feedback from them though lol
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    Yes it is...well was when it was in the tank with decor. Have noticed that from time to time it'll just lay there on the un-affected side also. My first time with a tang and hate to see a $40 fish go down the toilet.

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    Fear not. Hippo tangs will lay on there side and "play dead". Freaked me out when I got my first one to lol. I would try a fresh (ro) water dip before the long course of hypo. If its in a separate tank you never have any intentions of putting corals or inverts in, I'd give copper a try. I haven't had to use it yet, but all my suppliers use and swear by it for a quick ich kick turn around
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    OK good to know. The wife was freaking out. Clowns and Damsels I can handle...lol. Will give em all a try starting tomorrow.

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    LOL. tell her is she is freaking out now with a $40 tang then she will havea heart attack watching a $150 achilles tang do the spiral of death swim just like I did sad day for all
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    Ouch,that bites.....should have seen her face when I mentioned wanting a mated pair of Australian Black Perculas....lol....priceless.... But she is all for it if I'm getting back into breeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bush8984 View Post
    LOL. tell her is she is freaking out now with a $40 tang then she will havea heart attack watching a $150 achilles tang do the spiral of death swim just like I did sad day for all
    why do you guys keep bringing up my $440 Goldflake Angelfish that died after 31 days for no apparent reason?????

    Martin, what does this "blister" look like and where is it?

    I used to have a triggerfish with Lymphocystis. Looked like a big white zit 3-4 x larger than an Ich cyst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    why do you guys keep bringing up my $440 Goldflake Angelfish that died after 31 days for no apparent reason?????

    Martin, what does this "blister" look like and where is it?

    I used to have a triggerfish with Lymphocystis. Looked like a big white zit 3-4 x larger than an Ich cyst.
    Ouch! That sucks! Most I lost was $250 on a tusk... Still hurts... Lol


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    My wife saw the post before I did and said I'd be on the couch index if I spent that much on a fish...lot. Murfman, it almost looks like a burn blister on us. Is located right behind the right pectoral fin. It's about an 1/8" in size.

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    It's official....It's ICH....saw the spots today.Grrrrr...Not sure if I should treat the others also as it's just going to be a FO tank for the wife.

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    I would.


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    If they have been exposed, then the tank has it. If it is an FO tank, you can pull the rock out and treat the tank with Copper. Just keep the rock in tank water and circulating with a heater. It doesn't need light. Keep the rock in a container for 6-8 weeks to keep it fallow and you won't re infect the tank when you put it back in. You can use 3" PVC pipes for hiding places for the fish.
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