View Full Version : HELP! Naso Tang in serious trouble!

09-11-2006, 09:19 PM
My wife came home this evening to find our Naso Tang on the bottom of the tank barely breathing. He is very sluggish and is not eating. On his left side there is a bulge. There are no obvious signs of infection.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

Scott Wilson
09-11-2006, 11:13 PM
This fish is probably no going to make it?

Is it a new arrival?

09-12-2006, 06:29 AM
Bad news, he died last night. However, I would like to figure out what happened. I have had him for about 6 months. The guy I got him from had him for about 3 years. I checked salinity, nitrite, pH, ammonia. All were within acceptable levels. We have noticed that he has not been eating well over the last week.

Thank you for any suggestions!

09-12-2006, 06:40 AM
do a search for isopods and see if the bulge looks like and isopod

Scott Wilson
09-12-2006, 09:06 AM
had he had the bulge for a while?

09-12-2006, 10:34 AM
maybe add a uv light...

09-12-2006, 09:28 PM
could possibly be black ich which i think is caused by a member of platyhelmithes (same as a lot of snails and marine slugs) called paravortex. i remember reading somewhere that naso tangs are especially at risk for this. The best treatment for this is freshwater dips and I think a formalin bath of 1 drop per 2 gallons is also recommended. The only reason that I remember this is about a year ago I bought a naso from Gerbers and it came down with this and I had to research it.

09-12-2006, 09:30 PM
I highly doubt that it was anything else i.e. isopods. it is likely that a UV light could have possibly helped because they are free floating. HTH

09-12-2006, 10:23 PM
without uv I've had little success with salt fish.

09-12-2006, 11:44 PM
ive never used uv and had good success....different methodology but the same results....healthy fish :)