Yellow tang with a bacterial infection

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22 Jan 2014 13:54 #1 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
Hi lads i have a 6 year old yellow tang that has redness around his fins and body , he's not swimming very well and slower than normal.i trapped him in a net and placed him in the sump so i can keep an eye on him ,these fish are hard to catch in a reef tank but he's slower than normal so it was an easy job.so is there a bacterial treatment any body has used with success ?

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30 Jan 2014 20:10 #2 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
How's he doing, any pics

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30 Jan 2014 22:12 #3 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
Treating him in the sump with metafix ,i mix it in with his food he seems to be on the mend,much more active but will keep an eye on him

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18 Feb 2014 09:07 #4 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
metafix worked for me ,yellow tang is back in the main tank happy to be home ,so if you have a sick fish and can isolate him this treatment does the job

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18 Feb 2014 16:00 #5 by Bohrio (Alex Rodriguez)
Great news, happy to hear that

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18 Feb 2014 16:15 - 18 Feb 2014 16:17 #6 by alan 64 (alan)
good to hear ur fish is on the mend can u explain to me how u mixed the melafix with his food sounds interesting
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18 Feb 2014 17:47 #7 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
just mixed some metafix in a cup with some frozen Mysis and let it soak in ,metafix is a natural cure it contains tea tree oil so its not a harsh anti bacterial ,there are stronger treatments but don't want to test my luck in a reef tank.feeding Mysis with added garlic to keep the fish in good condition

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18 Feb 2014 18:05 #8 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
Thats good to know!

Have you photos of your reef tank? Setting one up now.

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18 Feb 2014 20:38 #9 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
will post some pics soon,do plenty of reading on setting up a reef tank and be aware it's very addictive, plenty of advice on the forum aswell

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20 Feb 2014 17:10 #10 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
some pics of the reef
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20 Feb 2014 17:25 #11 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
Very nice! do you have a mixture of soft and hard coral? Is that difficult?

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20 Feb 2014 22:45 #12 by razorb (Ray Buckley)
yes a mixture of both, soft corals are the easiest to keep so if your just starting up that's where to start

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