Yellow tang (pictures)! Please help

Discussion in 'Fish Disease & Treatment' started by magic, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. magic

    magic Member






    hey guys, I've had this tang for about 3 months. He's been in hypo for about two months and I've ran copper on him. I'm well practiced in dealing with icy and velvet, but this is something different that I've never come across. If anyone can help me figure out what's going on and tell me how to treat it, I would be eternally greatful.
     
  2. magic

    magic Member

  3. magic

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  4. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Hmm beth would definitely be able to tell u
     
  5. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    THat is black ich. It is a kind of worm, turbellarian flatworms. The treatment is prazi pro. Follow the directions exactly. Pretty common in yellow tangs.
     
  6. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    I had a yellow tang that had a similar history. I was treating with hypo for ich, I got him at petco so ich was a given. Spent weeks in hypo before the black spots started. It took quite a while to get better. Two prazi pro treatments.
     
  7. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

  8. magic

    magic Member

    Perfect! Thanks for the info! I've never even heard of black ich. He's acting fine but as you can see, he's pretty covered. Hope he can hold out till I can get the order in. In the mean time I will start bringing him out of hypo. Thanks again!
     
  9. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

  10. magic

    magic Member

    Yeah I hated to net him, but I was not having any luck in getting a photo that showed the disease. I guess I'm just not good at photography. Question, if I treat him with a formalin bath, and then return him to the QT, how do I insure it's eradicated if the tank is not treated?
     
  11. beaslbob

    beaslbob Well-Known Member

    try feeding him live chaetomorpha or caulerpa prolifera. (macro algaes)
     
  12. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    You need to tresat the tank with prazipro
     
  13. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    I would not do this for anything other than FO tank.

    Do you have other fish in the tank?
     
  14. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Prazipro is supposed to be reef safe although I wouldn't use it in my reef. I was fortunate that my yellow was already in QT.
     
  15. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    It will kill worms. Worms are a vital component of reef systems, and even a live rock system where natural filtration is heavily used. I wouldn't use except in a QT.
     
  16. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    I wouldnt either.

    Beth do you know how long it takes the tubellarian worms to die off in the tank when there are no fish present. I've only dealt with them in a fish that was already in QT and he'd never been in my DT.
     
  17. magic

    magic Member

    The tang is all by himself in the QT. I'll treat the tank with prazipro. It just came in the mail today.
     
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  18. magic

    magic Member

    Just thought I would give an update. The yellow tang is free of black ich. He's been much happier and swimming all around the QT tank. I've treated the tank a 2nd time to insure the life cycle is disrupted. After that treatment is over I will do a 2nd large water change and then watch him for about a month to make sure he is totally clear. No fish go into my main tank until I'm 100% certain.
    Thanks so much guys for your knowledge and help. I've learned something from it. Best wishes!
     
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  19. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    I have used Prazipro in my reef tank with no ill effects as far as worms what are we talking about Spaghetti Worms and

    Baby Bristle Worms as being beneficial I can live without them my feather duster has shown no ill effects from the treatment. A good cleanup crew without worms will do the job. getting rid of worms may in fact we in your best interest
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  20. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Late to respond to this....life cycle is about the same as Cryptocaryon irritans with a 3 stage life cycle. However, they can supposedly live in the substrate and feed off detris.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017

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