Help! Bristletooth has fuzzy white line on body

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  1. nvert

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    Hello-
    My white tail bristletooth has developed a fuzzy white line on the right side of his body. The left side looks fine. I also have a yellow tang who looks fine, no visible sign of a problem. The bristletooth seems to also be bothered by it and slightly leans into his right side as if being irritated. Please help!

    Thanks,
    Brad

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    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It almost looks like he's sloughing mucus ... any possibility he got stung by something?

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    Maybe. He's been in my tank a month now. Eats fine, good weight, active. I have bubble tip nems and lots of corals so maybe stung or maybe a rock scrape? I noticed it yesterday and it is worse today (pic).
     
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    Hopefully, @Humblefish or @melypr1985 will be along soon, and can offer advice.

    In any case, watch for the possibility of bacterial infection to set in. If it does, you'll want to have a QT with some broad-spectrum antibiotics ready to go.

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    In case I need it, what broad spectrum antibiotics would you recommend?
     
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