Yellow Tang looks odd

teri

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??? I have a yellow Tang that looks really odd? has pinkish color on rear area of body....I am really new to salt water fish and am concerned that it may have some sort of issue????Please help.....thanks
 

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Not a clue sorry Teri!Can you be more descriptive?
Is it like a growth or a cotton fluffy thing? Is it on his scales or fins?
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The pink color on the tang seems to be internal There is nothing on his scales or fins I was wondering if it could be something he ate I fed my fish some brine shrimp about 2 days ago?? He doesn't seem to be in any sort of distress I have done water tests and everything is normal also could anyone tell me what to use to clear up cloudiness? I added a carbon insert to my filter system and it helped somewhat but the water is still cloudy? thanks!!!
 

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I guess anythings possible! Wierd.. just keep a really close eye on him for now.
About the cloudiness: What substrate are you using? And are you adding calcium or any other additives?
When did you set up the tank?
Ursh
 

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I have exactly the same symptoms on my yellow tang as you described. We were away and came back to find it in this condition. Did you have any luck finding out what it is and. more importantly. what to do about it?
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My Yellow Tang also had this condition. It's quite common with them. This condition is caused by a few different thing.
The main cause is poor water condition. Check you water parameters. My problem was high nitrates !
Other causes are stress and bacteria infection.

I treated my Tang with a few weekly 20% water changes, to improve water conditions. Then started feeding him
vitamin soaked seaweed. He was all better one week later !

Hope this helps.
 

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Re: Yellow Tang

I agree with agansoo - Regular water changes and highly nutritious foods should help.

I have a yellow tang that absolutely loves those dried sea veggies that come in sheets... Get a clip with a suction cup (find them in the fish section at the store by the fish food) and put about a strip of it in the clip, affix it to the tank glass and your tang will love it. Higly nutritious and the kind of stuff they like to eat in the wild. I also feed the tang Ocean Nutrition's Formula 2 flakes - which includes extra algae.
 

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My science teacher never had this problem because he did what mike does. Every couple of days he would put in a dry seaweed sheet, and once in a while a lettuce leaf. As for the food, he fed it this frozen stuff...I can't remember what it was called, but it was in cubes and all you had to do is thaw it in a cup of the tank water, stirr it, then dump it in.
 

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