• Welcome back Guest!

    MARSH is a private reefing group. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, but please keep them positive and constructive. Negative threads, posts, or attacks will be removed from view and reviewed by the staff. Continually disruptive, argumentative, or flagrant rule breakers may be suspended or banned.

Mr Yellow Tang

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
He has been huffing and puffing for like 2 weeks now and is weak,,,, He is upright swims around now and then but lacks energy no red spots has good colour. I do not have a quaranteen tank. Is he eating? probably not. Few days ago I started to added recommended amount iodine to the water because it could possibly be flukes. I am thinking fresh water bath for 30 seconds hmmm
 

Cody

Vice President
Staff member
Moderator
Board Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
4,930
Reaction score
1,811
Location
Spring, TX
He has been huffing and puffing for like 2 weeks now and is weak,,,, He is upright swims around now and then but lacks energy no red spots has good colour. I do not have a quaranteen tank. Is he eating? probably not. Few days ago I started to added recommended amount iodine to the water because it could possibly be flukes. I am thinking fresh water bath for 30 seconds hmmm
I’ve done freshwater baths on fangs in the past and they seemed to work well. The tang will be very dramatic and act dead. Just nudge it a little and it will act right for a few seconds then fake death again haha
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
I have a lot of live rock he sees me with the net ..jets and hides. He is too hard to catch so will try again later will try and catch him off guard.
 

RR-MAN

Director
Staff member
Moderator
Board Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
5,023
Reaction score
559
Location
Pearland
He has been huffing and puffing for like 2 weeks now and is weak,,,, He is upright swims around now and then but lacks energy no red spots has good colour. I do not have a quaranteen tank. Is he eating? probably not. Few days ago I started to added recommended amount iodine to the water because it could possibly be flukes. I am thinking fresh water bath for 30 seconds hmmm
Do a freshwater water dip for at least 10 minutes. I do it for 15 minutes. 30 seconds won’t do you any good.
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
I will see how it goes I have lost fish doing fresh water dips well at least I thought they were dead???? .... Frankly I am surprised he is still alive I have also increased the oxygenation in the aquarium it was very low to heep down the humidity in the house.
 

PorpoiseHork

Director
Staff member
Moderator
Board Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
664
Reaction score
149
Location
Spring Branch
I have lost too many with FW dips. You need to make sure the PH, ALK, and temp are the exact same. If these are off in anyway it can add additional stress to the fish, and for one already struggling it may be a death sentence for him.

You can treat the tank with Prazi. It's extremely gentle on the fish except for wrasses. Many are sensitive to it, but I have a 6 line and canary wrasse that made it through a full treatment unscathed. Treating the entire tank eliminates the stress of trying to catch or trap the fish and if one fish in your system has flukes, then all of them likely have them.

It can deplete the O2 in the water so removing the skimmer collection cup and let it run over into the sump along with increased surface agitation and adding an air pump/stone is a near must during treatment. Just shut off or remove and carbon. It can also cause a loss of appetite so adding a little garlic to the food can help with that.
 

steveb

Director
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Board Member
Build Thread Contributor
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
10,053
Reaction score
1,498
Location
Spring
I have lost too many with FW dips. You need to make sure the PH, ALK, and temp are the exact same. If these are off in anyway it can add additional stress to the fish, and for one already struggling it may be a death sentence for him.
I've never lost a fish to fw dips. I don't matched ph or alk. I just aerate for about 30 minutes and match temp reasonably close. Plop'm in for <= 5 minutes.
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
Ok after 3 attempts I had enough and just plowed through my coral reef it was not pretty but caught him I am impressed how cleaver he is with such a small brain... he remembers hiding spots and tactics to trick me and get away. Anyways I finally caught him he lay on his side the whole time while his body went from yellow to pink starting at his tail. He was in it for 4 minutes... water was not airated beforehand. Any notable change... no see what he looks like tomorrow.
 

RR-MAN

Director
Staff member
Moderator
Board Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
5,023
Reaction score
559
Location
Pearland
I've never lost a fish to fw dips. I don't matched ph or alk. I just aerate for about 30 minutes and match temp reasonably close. Plop'm in for QUOTE]

I’m with you Steve. Never lost a fish in 15 yrs. to FW dip even the delicate fish like Achilles, powder blue/brown.
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
Get this cus of the virus pet stores can not sell medication over here. Prazi pro is not shipped to Canada. The border is closed so I can not hop over and get it in Michigan 10 min away.... Apparently a vet sells meds for fish an hour away. I am going to do a bigger than I usually do partial water change tomorrow.
 

steveb

Director
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Board Member
Build Thread Contributor
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
10,053
Reaction score
1,498
Location
Spring
Have you tried amazon? I’m lazy/don’t get out that much. They are my go to for meds.

if you have him in a QT I would use API general cure in the qt tank.

I don’t think it’s safe for reef tank. I’m not sure if praziquantel is for that matter.
 

steveb

Director
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Board Member
Build Thread Contributor
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
10,053
Reaction score
1,498
Location
Spring
You did use RO or RO/DI water?
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
I use treatment plant water from clean LAke huron through a charcoal shower head filter. it is so clean you can see the bottom when the water is calm.... MY last Yellow Tang lasted over 12 years... I had something accidently fall into the water and seep.... IT destroyed the water quality and was too late when I noticed it floating in the water 2 years ago. He was swimming around this evening and looked a bit better than he has been... still swimming weak but not as weak. I am not used to trying to save a fish I usually just find them deceased. He is the only fish that is not well... I usually do a 10 % partial water change monthly.. tomorrow I will try 20% I add nutrafin aqua plus.
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
Amazon Canada does not sell it Amazon usa sells it but probably does not ship this product to Canada. is it even flukes???
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
I believe the water I am using is good enough for hardy fish and corals which is what I want.... since I got rid of my crushed coral I have noticed a big improvement in water quality. Thursday morning he is basicly the same is he eating?? I think not??
 
OP
T

Tangs

Guest
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
43
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
I did not look I just assumed what ever was there was dead. Can flukes be seen with the naked eye? If so I might try it again I am in the process of a partial water change.
 

steveb

Director
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Board Member
Build Thread Contributor
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
10,053
Reaction score
1,498
Location
Spring
I did not look I just assumed what ever was there was dead. Can flukes be seen with the naked eye? If so I might try it again I am in the process of a partial water change.
Yes. Click on the link I posted previously for pictures.
 
Top