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Old 03-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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First fish is TWITCHING!!! help

I just got my first real fish (raccoon butterflyfish) yesterday and today he started to twitch every so oftern while swiming around. I know from my FW mabuna tank that twitching = ich. But how is this so?? I dont see any spots yet and i want to prevent it. With in 24hrs of a new tank the poor guy has ich??

I checked my parameters today and it reads .25,0,5 (am,rite,rate). Ive had a yellow tail damsel in the tank for the past month after it cycled back in the first week of feb.

What could i do?? any addetives i could use when adding in new fish to tank??
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Ich affects the fish before you see the white spots. I could treat with a treatment such as RidIch. Most people here would recommend raising your temp. and adding salt. What fish is it? How long have you had your tank setup for?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Its a SW tank so raising the temp would not work as effectively as it would a FW tank. Ive used Ridich before on my FW tank but im very hesitant on using it on my SW tank. plus it has copper and i have quite abit of inverts in my tank.

Im trying to figure out what stress reliever i could use when adding in a new fish. I guess ill do some digging around to come up with a name
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I forgot I was responding in the saltwater forum and I am sorry. You could take the fish out and QT him?
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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I just set up a QT tank today so due to this. Hopefull he will be ok. Im going to get some Stress guard by seachem today. Hopefuly that will help out abit
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Seachem is a wonderful product. I currently am using stress Coat which is pretty good too. Hope I was at least alittle bit helpful!
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