Yellow tank and possibly flukes?

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Long story short, my yellow tang suddenly stopped eating and swimming out in the open, had some redness, and also was flashing. I quarantined it in copper and antibiotics for about 10 days, and the entire time in QT it seemed fine (wouldn't eat though). No flashing, healed from the red spots, and as soon as I put it back into DT, it seemed perfect.

Flash forward about a month, and it's eating perfectly, and swimming actively, but has a white face and redness all over.

None of my other fish or inverts have any issues (bristletooth tang, foxface, 2 clowns, melenarus wrasse, mccoskers wrasse, gramma, 2x fire fish, goby, starfish, nems, urchins, etc) at all. All eat and swim perfectly, no flashing or spots or any issue at all.

I'm running UV, and had previously been running BRS ROX carbon. I stopped the carbon, and doesn't seem to make a difference. It seems to be getting worse.

It was mentioned to me it could be flukes. I did do a freshwater dip in QT, and didn't notice flukes in the container, but I know it can be hard to see and there's no guarantee a FW dip will expose them. I have attached pictures, and wondering what people might think the issue is.

I have copper power, kanaplex, metroplex, and prazipro available, as well as an empty QT tank running. I was told maybe try prazipro in DT because it could be flukes.

Any thoughts on what could be happening?

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Flukes typically cause flashing/scratching, and gill flukes can cause rapid breathing. Only one species of fluke is large enough to see in a dip.
Some of what I see looks like how YT show HLLE…but that doesn’t account for all the symptoms. It is fairly common to have fish with multiple problems.
How long after you moved the fish back to the DT did the redness return?
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Flukes typically cause flashing/scratching, and gill flukes can cause rapid breathing. Only one species of fluke is large enough to see in a dip.
Some of what I see looks like how YT show HLLE…but that doesn’t account for all the symptoms. It is fairly common to have fish with multiple problems.
How long after you moved the fish back to the DT did the redness return?
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I would say it took about 1-2 weeks after moving back to DT, before I saw the redness.

My biggest concern with following what you said before, is "nothing else seems impacted". So I put together a QT tank today with water from my dt (after water change) in case i just absolutely have to take it out again. I feel bad for it lol.

From a hlle perspective, I stopped carbon. My tank params are

Ammonia 0
Nitrate 5
Phosphate 0.20 (working on this with nopox)
Alk 9.0
Calcium 500
pH 8.0

I do have a grounding probe.... Worth plugging in? Worth doing QT again with prazi? If prazi works, then treat the DT? If prazi doesn't work..... Maybe bacterial? I have no clue haha. Thanks Jay

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