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    fish skin Peeling

    Hey guys,

    So my mandarins skin is peeling and I cant figure out why. My levels of my water are all good except my PH is a little off but Levi added stuff in my tank to raise it to where its supposed to be.

    Any ideas on why his skin is peeling and what I can do to treat him? Its looks like my tang and my clown fish might be breaking down with the same thing.

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    They can shed the slime coat layer but if multiples are exhibiting the same symptom I'd blame water. Since you know your ph is off start there and marine vitamin supplements aren't a bad idea either. I'd stay away from a dip of any kind.

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    May be a bacterial infection. If you can qt the fish and feed it food with tons of vitamins and maybe run a uv sterilizer to kill the bacteria

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    Water chamge immediately. Ensure no rust or metal fell into the tank. Are they eating like normal?

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    Sounds like a chemical burn. Some common causes are high Ammonia in the tank or salt not mixed completely. Are you on your own with this tank. I'm sure that your salt is not the issue. Check your ammonia and see if it is elevated since there are other fish starting to show the same signs.
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    Welcome to the forums levi's wife.

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    Yep, they all are eating just fine.

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    Ph was 7.8, everything tests out at 0, salinity is at 22 and temp at 79. Water change done weekly. Tang and clowns have ich.

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    Levis wife huh? Awesome.

    The wierd thing is the mandarin. They have an amazing mucas that normally keeps them free of disease. With that being said, i think doyle is on the right track. The fact that they are eating well shows me that they still feel ok. May have been a quick spike of something. I would avoid doing anything drastic. Maybe 10 percent water changes until they start to heal over. I would keep the lights on at a minimum and the flow elevated to keep them constantly moving and creating an appetite.
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    I pulled them all into a QT that is salinity, temp and ph matched to their tank. I am monitoring the situation.

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    I have some Dr G's medicated fish eggs, antibacterial and parasite versions. I've been feeding my fish both and see no signs of issues in the tank. If you want to stop by and get a little to try, let me know. Some fish seem to like it, others don't care for it. The main one I'm trying to get to eat it is the hippo tang who I thought has some ich over the past month but he won't touch it. Since I haven't lost any fish and the hippo actually looks really healthy otherwise, I started the anti bacterial too in case it never was ich and was something else.

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    I would avoid doing anything jurassic. .
    Keep those dinosaurs away! They eat fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balz3352 View Post
    Keep those dinosaurs away! They eat fish.
    Haha

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