Interesting HLLE Experience

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I have had an interesting experience with head and lateral line erosion on my Tomini tang and thought I'd share. When searching through forums I didn't find a lot of information on recovery/healing so I wanted to provide what I could in real-time. Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos when it was at the worst but the lateral line was mostly white and there was significant peeling around the eyes/front of the head.

I purchased this fish on 10/13 and put him in my cycled 20-gallon quarantine tank initially for observation and with the intention of treating with Prazipro and Paraguard preventatively. The filtration was a typical HOB and I was initially using BRS bituminous carbon before the medication. Based on Jay's research on HLLE, I suspect this might have been one of the primary issues. After two weeks of feeding/observation, I removed carbon and began treating with Prazi. Within a couple of days, the fish started to show some signs of HLLE which progressed quickly. After some reading, I figured water quality in the small tank (although I was testing for ammonia) or remnants of carbon might have been contributing so I cut the QT short and moved the tang to my display.

The fish has now been in the display for a week and I have been feeding a mix of frozen foods with Selcon. It cruises CONSTANTLY grazing on algae which was absent in the QT. After a single week it is looking MUCH better with the lateral line almost completely healed and major improvement in the face. I will provide updates until it is (hopefully) fully healed but I thought others might appreciate some visual evidence.

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That is gonna be very helpful thread for those who are wondering how much time it takes approx. Like me lol.
I am also having a similar issue now. what is your mixed frozen food ingredients?
 
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That is gonna be very helpful thread for those who are wondering how much time it takes approx. Like me lol.
I am also having a similar issue now. what is your mixed frozen food ingredients?
This is the primary food that I feed but I also do some plain mysis, etc. I was giving nori as well but with the amount of grazing he’s able to do in the display tank he’s way less interested than he was in QT.
 

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