Early stage HLLE?

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My yellow tang has been in copper treatment with copper power for 33 days. My goal is 45 days. He looks healthy, eats like a horse, is vibrant yellow and there shows no further evidence of ich lesions on him. Today I noticed two large pits just above his eyes. They are not discolored but they are prominent and had not been there before.

I have two questions:

1. From others experience, does this appear to be early stages of HLLE?

2. Should I end the copper treatment at day 33, move on to two rounds of fluke treatment and get him into the display tank so that I can work on the HLLE before it becomes irreversible?

Thank you all in advance.
 
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Here’s my HLLE survivor ( going on 5 years after disease onset). Lots of erosions but no pits. But of course the disease isn’t currently active. If there’s any doubt I’d take him out of the copper before he looks like mine! (Although I love mine no matter how it looks!)
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Here’s my HLLE survivor ( going on 5 years after disease onset). Lots of erosions but no pits. But of course the disease isn’t currently active. If there’s any doubt I’d take him out of the copper before he looks like mine! (Although I love mine no matter how it looks!)
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She is beautiful. Agree on the copper.
 

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Sight unseen until you get your Yellow Tang photo up, I did have this Yellow Eyed Kole tang in Copper WAY to long and this is what happened; it was unrecoverable. So if you made it to 33 days, but are suspecting trouble, based on what I learned the hard way I think I'd pull him from the Cooper and not shoot for 45 days.
 
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I don’t know if you can appreciate it with these pics. But there is a divot right above the eye (both sides). Not discolored but definitely sunk in, especially in real life.
 

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No more copper.
Causes are:
High levels of copper
Carbon
poor water quality
Vitamin deficiency due to poor diet

feed:

-Spirulina brine shrimp
- LRS Herbivore diet
- mysis shrimp
- small plankton
- Nori seaweed basted with garlic extract
- Hikari Marine cuisine
- Formula 2 flake and frozen
- Hikari veggie marine
 
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Thank you all. Based on your input and my gut feeling I will go ahead and remove the copper and start fluke treatment and onto the display tank. I plan on investing in a UV sterilizer for the DT for parasite control in case something sneaks past.
 
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