blue tang possible white spot

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Hi all
Just added another addition to my aquarium. A juvenile blue tang
When I baugh it today I inspect the fish in the bag as I do with all my purchases and it looked healthy and full of life but after 1hour in my tank it's coverd in what looks like white spot.
Can it for so quickly?
Do blue tangs get stressed massively when moved?
I will try and upload a photo or video

Steveanem

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Reply #1

Is it a Regal / Hippo tang?
As far as I'm aware these and powder blues are very susceptible to white spot/ich.
However, are you sure it isn't just sand as it may have been trying to hide itself in any gaps it could find between the rocks and the sand, especially if it is frightened in unfamiliar surroundings.
Yes photos or a video may help.

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Reply #2

Hi, Jordan. 

Yes regal tangs are very susceptible to white spot, about the most of any tang.

It's because they're so panicky, and nervous it makes them more stressed than others.

Also, your 90L tank is far too small for any Tang, even a Kole I'd suggest.
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Hi thanks for the reply. Steveanem I have a video attached to my original post at the bottom.
Mike. Thanks for the info, the tang is the size of a 10p so should be ok for a year or so until I get my 400ltr up and running (taking my time building this one)
So just a normal white spot treatment will do the trick or is there a treatment you would recommend?

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Reply #4

They are very cute at that age.

Treating white spot in the tank will kill the corals, so you'll have to set up a quarantine tank, and transfer all the fish to that.

I wouldn't use hypo salinity as it's so small and fragile at that age. Use a medication instead, but that likely won't be suitable for your corals and inverts, so will have to be in a separate tank.

A few treatments will work, cupramine, cuprazin, etc, they'll all probably use copper, so don't get it near your display tank.

NT Labs Marine Anti-Parasite Treatment | Swell UK Ltd

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