View Full Version : black spots on tangs?
01/19/2006, 07:09 PM
my yellow tang and sailfin have little black spots on them it looks like ick but its black spots
can anyone help?
THANKS IN ADVANCE
01/19/2006, 09:19 PM
Disease FAQ sticky at the top of this forum. Look under black ick :)
01/19/2006, 09:32 PM
it won't let me access due to high server load??
01/20/2006, 06:08 AM
If you are attempting to use the search option & it is busy, try changing the number of days option at the bottom of this forum to a greater number & look back on other posts.
Here is a thread on black ich from a few days ago: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=746276
01/20/2006, 05:36 PM
I agree, sounds like Black Ich (look up: Turbellarian - Paravortex for more info on the bug). If this is the case, which would be evidenced by small discreet black spots, you should be able to clear it up with FW or Formalin dips. There's an outside change the fish is affected with intermediate stages of digenean trematodes (which also causes a form of hypermelanization). Hard to tell without a clear picture and more info. I would suggest trying FW and/or Formalin dips and see if this improves the situation first before considering other treatment options.
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