View Full Version : HLLE--- Head and lateral line erosion?

12/03/2009, 08:13 PM
I have a purple tang with HLLE. He is rotting away.... cant find any electrical causes. anyone know how to treat this? Aside-- I saw the same affliction on 2 scopus at the Denver aquarium.......

12/04/2009, 05:03 AM
What/how often do you feed, what size is your tank, and what are some of the tank mates. I believe that stress, age, and improper nutrition all can cause HLLE (although this has never been proven). I have on two occasions reversed it with good feeding, and the proper foods/vitamins and supplements, because those were the problems...

12/04/2009, 09:14 AM
I feed twice daily- mysis, nori clip all day for grazing, brine shrimp, omega brine, cylops, glassworms- all frozen.
Tank mates are a pesky darjini, koles, small blond naso, bangai, pajamas, blu and green chromis,.....the purple is constantly trying to gaff all of the above...

12/05/2009, 04:32 AM
does the desj bother the purple, it could be due to stress, you may want to feed smaller portions 3-4 times per day and see if that helps. Also selcon and garlic may be a good thing to try. Try to incorporate some formula 2 flake in there, it may contain something which you don't feed which could help your tang.

12/08/2009, 09:13 PM
Try AminOmega from brightwell aquatics. I have a hippo tang that was given to me with a bad case of hlle. It's face was totally discolored. It is now getting it's blue color back. It take a while to come back but it definitivly is. Hope this helps.