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Hi, some background information would be important here. I see the tang is breathing a bit fast and has some growth on its head, but as they say, the devil is in the details.

How long has it been like this?
Is it still feeding?
How long have you had the fish?
Did the growth show up gradually over time or all at once?

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Hi, some background information would be important here. I see the tang is breathing a bit fast and has some growth on its head, but as they say, the devil is in the details.

How long has it been like this?
Is it still feeding?
How long have you had the fish?
Did the growth show up gradually over time or all at once?

Here is a link to other possibly helpful information to know:

Jay
It is new, just had it in bucket acclamation to qt tank.. Breathing calmed down after added to qt. After some research figured it could be Lymphocystis.
 
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It is new, just had it in bucket acclamation to qt tank.. Breathing calmed down after added to qt. After some research figured it could be Lymphocystis.
Oh, and eating and swimming fine. Treated with a formalin dip and copper in qt. Looking healthy other than the lympho on its head. Probably brought out by stress of shipping.
 

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Oh, and eating and swimming fine. Treated with a formalin dip and copper in qt. Looking healthy other than the lympho on its head. Probably brought out by stress of shipping.
I’ve never seen a hepatus tang develop Lymphocystis there, I suppose it could happen, but I think it could be something else. If you can get is picture from a different angle I might be able to tell better.
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I’ve never seen a hepatus tang develop Lymphocystis there, I suppose it could happen, but I think it could be something else. If you can get is picture from a different angle I might be able to tell better.
Jay
I treated with pimafix and the growth is now gone. Maybe a fungus of some kind.
 

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