Yellow Tang is Sick Not Sure what happened, He is breathing heavily.

Discussion in 'Fish Doctor' started by Alexx, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Alexx

    Alexx Supporting Member

    I recently saw that my yellow tang is not feeling well.

    Also from time to time I had some chaeto algae that was going from the refugium on my main display. Not sure if he eate that and he can't digest it or what might have been wrong.

    I see where he is pooping it has something. Is like a chaeto algae string. I don't think is a parasite I think he is having some kind of indigestion and he cant poop.

    I could use some help in figuring out what to do. The water parameters are alright he was fine earlier today but now in the afternoon I see he is having issues. All the other fishes are perfectly fine.

    Here is a video link:
  2. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    That’s pretty fast breathing. You can dip in freshwater to see if it helps.
  3. Alexx

    Alexx Supporting Member

    He is not even closing his mouth. Not sure...

    He still has things attach to him from the pooping area. Is like 2 or 3 cheto string with not that much green. Is hard to take a picture of it.
  4. Internal parasites. Look how skinny he is and the poop is a dead give away.
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    A: if it eats...there’s a chance of recovery
    But it’s unlikely

    I would remove the fish and euthanize

    Feed the rest of the fish NLS medicated food for internal parasites
  6. Alexx

    Alexx Supporting Member

    My yellow tang is back to normal. Nipping on the rocks and eating well.
    He is not skinny he is quite fat. But I think the way it was show in the video is looking skinny.
    I think he had some issues pooping not sure exactly.
    He might have been constipated :)

  7. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Glad to see it got better
  8. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    so did you freshwater dip to have the tang recover? what did you do :eek:

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