+1. In the case of velvet act quickly as it kills fast.Looks like you may have some ich going on ... with a possibility of velvet, as well. Both can be treated with copper or Chloroquine Phosphate, but both should be treated outside your display tank. Your display should remain fishless ("fallow") for 76 days, in order to ensure that any ich theronts which hatch out are starved out.
There's a more in-depth article on dealing with ich here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/ich-cryptocaryon-irritans.191226/#post-2192627
And one on velvet here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/velvet-amyloodinium-ocellatum.217570/#post-2499399
There are reefers who maintain "ich management" tanks - many of them using oxydators, ozone, diatom filters, and/or UV sterilization to assist.
Some considerations when choosing between "eradication" of parasitic diseases, and "management" of the same: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/ich-eradication-vs-ich-management.188775/#post-2171424
It should be noted that velvet is much less amenable to management, and once it gets going, can wipe out a tank in a matter of days.
I agree with this. Spectrogram is basically kanaplex and furan 2 mixedBased on the pinkish mass that seems to be swelling within the fluid-filled blister, I'm suspecting a bacterial infection here. You've a few options in antibiotics, all of which should happen in a quarantine tank.
The combination of Furan-2, Kanaplex and Metroplex is generally fairly available and has saved many a fish.
Nitrofuracin Green (NFG) has become the go-to antibiotic for many here - and is available on Ebay - be aware that it contains Methylene Blue, as well as antibiotic.
Spectrogram also rates high reviews - though I've not used it myself. ... Yet.
It’s not just you. It’s a very bad situation right now across the distribution system.Got a link to spectrogram. Bacterial infections have been my issue lately [emoji29]
Ah I’ve heard of these dudes. So those meds are same from back in the day and they brought them back? Marex was legit back in the days.It’s not just you. It’s a very bad situation right now across the distribution system.
It’s so hard to tell, breathing heavy is generally ammonia or parasites in the gills — often velvet or flukes.@4FordFamily I am having some trouble with my 2 year old Yellow Tang. I got her when she was a baby. The fish looks great. No spots, good weight. She started breathing rapidly and quit eating about 5 days ago. I fixed up a 20 gal hospital tank last night with CP and put her in this morning after a 4.5 minute fresh water bath.
Still breathing very fast tonight. I know you've had a lot of tangs so thought you may know what this is.
Definitely no ammonia. Is there something else I can use to treat for parasites or will the CP work on them? I would think the fresh water dip would have taken care of the flukes?It’s so hard to tell, breathing heavy is generally ammonia or parasites in the gills — often velvet or flukes.