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I have a 46 gallon bowfront. There is about 50lbs of rock that was well established in a different tank for about 1 1/2 years. I have a 29 gallon sump, with a Turboflotor 1000 skimmer. Lighting is a 192w PC and a 110w PC. I ahve about 7 hard corals, (frogspawns, torches, brain), a few ricordea,, and a couple zoo colonies. The tank has been up for about 4 months, and has been going along fine until I came home from work tonight. I have 4 fish in it, a watchman goby, a pair of percs, and a bicolor angel. The angel developed a small sore on it's side a couple days ago, but seemed to be doing fine. I get home from work tonight and the thing is swimming out of control at the surface. I'd assume swim bladder problems. The Angel is the only one affected, and the water tested out just fine. I just got the bicolor about a week ago. Could this just be a coincidence, or am I adding stuff too quickly? The other 3 fish have been in the tank since day 1. I figured there will be very little if no cycling going on, giving the age of the rock. Are angels that delicate? Any input would be great
 

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Hard to say - red spot could be something bacterial, and the bouyancy issue would support that, but it's hard to make a diagnosis, sight unseen (besides, I'm not a Dr. and I don't play one on TV :D ) Do you know how long the LFS had it, and was it eating in the store and since you brought it home?

I don't think that it's a "tank" issue, per se, but more of a "fish issue"... hopefully whatever it has is not going to spread to your other fish - if the angel is still alive, move to a q-tank and watch your other fish closely for signs of the same ailment.

Jenn
 
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