Flame angel help

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  1. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

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    My flame angel was swimming aroubd fine last couple days and eating fine. Today i noticed him stuck against the oberflow and seems to have some dmg to a fin and a real weak swimmer. I shut off my powerheads but idk if hes gonna be able to survive.
     
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    Scales a whitish but not spotting and breathing heavily
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Sorry to hear Pete. Unfortunately it doesn't sound promising. Good luck
     
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    Yea he's about gone. I cant figure out what came over him. Thinking maybe got stung by my anemone
     
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    Angels are succonknh to velvet a lot right now, the vast majority of them seem to be arriving with it. It’ll often damage the gills long before you see external symptoms. Discoloring is a common symptom, although it could be a number of things. I do agree it does not sound like the fish will make it :(
     
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    Was it new to your tank?
     
  7. Peter Dietz

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    Yes sadly
     
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    ca1ore Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I take it the flame did not survive?

    Hard to say with a new fish. Certainly could have been velvet, but could also be acclimation/collection stress. Flame angels don't seem nearly as hardy these days as they used to be, which I personally think is about collection practices.
     
  9. Peter Dietz

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    Possibly it could be. I didnt see him this morning so I'm assuming the worse. He was fine the first few days when I bought him. I think I'm just gonna stay with my 3 fish and stock up on corals, unless i fgind a Wyoming white
     
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    That's too bad, Sorry to hear that!
     
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