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Hi all!

My adult yellow tang looks skinny, colour and behaviour just normal.

It eats fine. I feed him with a variety of food few times a day and havent seen stringy poop. My other fish are getting fat cause im feeding more than normal.

Any ideas?? Cheers!
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Looks malnourished indeed. What exact foods are you feeding and are you seeing it eat them ? Is it getting bullied?
I feed him with spirulina flakes ON, nori, Dki, hikari marine, formula two ON... I dont think this is the problem, and yes, it eats fine.

Is it getting bullied?
What do you mean? I have an hepatus which is dominant, but they look fine, wont fight or anything like that.
 

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Is the fish aquacultured or wild caught? Did you QT with praziquantel and metronidazole? If you are indeed feeding it enough then it probably has a chronic illness or infection.

im not sure what “ON” means but you need to be feeding frozen mysis, consider rods or LRS foods. High quality frozen food a must. If those foods are frozen then consider treating in QT tank for worms. Prazi is considered reef safe.
How is the hippo looking? Got pic?
 
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Is the fish aquacultured or wild caught? Did you QT with praziquantel and metronidazole? If you are indeed feeding it enough then it probably has a chronic illness or infection.
I have him almost 2 years, it s wild cought, and I didnt QT.
im not sure what “ON” means
Ocean nutrition LOL.
be feeding frozen mysis, consider rods or LRS foods. High quality frozen food a must. If those foods are frozen then consider treating in QT tank for worms. Prazi is considered reef safe.
How is the hippo looking? Got pic?
I feed frozen food as well once a week.
I thought about worms, but I havent seen any strange poop or something, the rest of fish look just fine.

Ill try with Prazi, what about metronidazol?

Dory pic coming...
 

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I have him almost 2 years, it s wild cought, and I didnt QT.

Ocean nutrition LOL.

I feed frozen food as well once a week.
I thought about worms, but I havent seen any strange poop or something, the rest of fish look just fine.

Ill try with Prazi, what about metronidazol?

Dory pic coming...

I would feed it frozen food, mysids, etc., daily to bulk it up. Even if it is an internal parasite, the extra food will compensate for that. My worry is that it just isn't getting enough food. That said, the picture of the hepatus you just posted (while I'm typing this!) looks fine.

As others have said, prazipro is generally reef safe, and will help with certain internal parasites' (but not nematodes, protozoans or bacteria).

The fish could have a chronic condition, like Mycobacteria, and that isn't treatable. I'm not leaning that way, in the absence of other symptoms.

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yeah, It looks something like that :(

Hope he can make it, he is like a little dog, it eats out of my hand. :p
I’d try mixing it’s food with focus and general cure and feed twice a day for 14 days (parasite treatment). Won’t affect your other fish but will also prophylactically treat them for parasites as well. I usually do 1 scoop focus and 2 scoops of general cure mixed in 1 tablespoon full of thawed frozen food. Keep it refrigerated. You can also add some Selcon or other vitamin you’d prefer for fish.
 
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I’d try mixing it’s food with focus and general cure and feed twice a day for 14 days (parasite treatment). Won’t affect your other fish but will also prophylactically treat them for parasites as well. I usually do 1 scoop focus and 2 scoops of general cure mixed in 1 tablespoon full of thawed frozen food. Keep it refrigerated. You can also add some Selcon or other vitamin you’d prefer for fish.
Ill do that, thanks!! Fingers crossed
 

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