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    Yellow Eye Tang with hole in his side

    My tang has been doing wonderfully in my tank but over the past week he seems to be a bit thinner and as of 2 days ago he's now developed a hole in his side. I've attached a picture. I am not sure if this is a disease, or injury but no one else in the tank should be hurting him. I have 2 damsels, 2 clowns, 1 blenny, 1 cardinal, 1 yellow tang, 1 regal tang. My tank is 108 gallon with sump and 65 pounds of live rock. Salinity is between 1.024 and 1.025 and PH is 8.5, ammonia is 0, nitrite is <5 and Nitrate is <10, KH is 190 and Calcium is 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlwalker View Post
    nitrite is <5
    is that right??

    how long has the tank been set up?

    do you QT livestock?

    do you have a QT or HT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    is that right??

    how long has the tank been set up?

    do you QT livestock?

    do you have a QT or HT?

    Our tank has been up for more than a year. We do not have a QT or HT.
    We've only used one vendor for our livestock and they have a QT system. This guy did well in QT. He's still munching on rock and other surfaces... just not sure what happened to him.

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    Not sure what is wrong with your Tang but the Nitrite is high. Nitrates are a bit up there as well.

    Also, looks like you have aiptasia.

    Hope he gets well real soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    Not sure what is wrong with your Tang but the Nitrite is high. Nitrates are a bit up there as well.

    Also, looks like you have aiptasia.

    Hope he gets well real soon!
    We do have an aiptasia problem. I didn't realize aiptasia could actually hurt my fish. I forgot to mention we have a copperband and 2 peppermint shrimp for 2 weeks now (new I guess) and they are doing a bit of damage to the aiptasia. I've wanted to buy some Berghia but they are so expensive to bring into Canada. I've been recommended to use Aiptasia-X I've never heard of it so I'm starting my research today.

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    no, aiptasia wouldn't hurt a tang.
    was possibly just a remark...

    as for nucking them, make a paste with kalkwasser and water, use a seringe and feed the paste in the aiptasia's mouth.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    hows the fish??

    was your NO2 of less than 5 correct??

    what are you feeding??
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