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Old 03-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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HELP! Sick Blue Jaw Trigger

I recently purchased a pair of small BJTs they are residing in a 75 reef tank both fish are eating well and aren't shy. My male is covered in what may be ich but looks more noticeable than your standard ich the spots are much bigger. The female has it too but once my halides come on it starts to disappear through out the day. Should I do a freshwater dip or would that stress out the fish to much? These fish were not QTed because my QT sprung a leak and I didn't even notice until I got them home. HELP!
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Oh come on no one?
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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It's only been an hour since you've posted about a less common type of fish. Most of us won't post about a fish we are not familiar with.

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My wife thought my mandarin had ick. Some mornings we see him covered in small white dots. But I saw that it was just sand particles covering him because I guess he burrows a bit to sleep. Does that help?
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If you don't have any inverts or anything that can not take copper.. Try adding copper safe. If they show the ick disappearing more than likely its not gone. Just dropped off and is multiplying in the sand or rock
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Post a picture of the fish, that would spark some responses...
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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That's true. I don't think thats it because I have reef sand not oolite sand but the same thing used to happen to my mandarins In my forty breeders because they wood lodge them selves under the rocks at night to sleep and I had oolite sand. Next time I won't be as specific.
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K I'll try to get a pic.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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I don't know if I can he is very shy and usually only comes out when I'm at least 5 foot from the tank I'm almost positive now it's ich though so I decided the healthiest thing to do was spot feed him until he was fatter than your average bear usually. Aren't ich deaths due to to stress from parasite not the parasite itself. He doesn't even act like he is covered in parasites he still has good coloration and is very active.
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Just found out I had a 5 degree temp drop because my heater was unplugged could that have caused it? Please keep in mind I do not plan on removing the ich from my system completely I just need to keep this fish alive.
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Do not add any medication to the display. If you have to medicate them, remove them and treat them in a different container, inverts or not. 5 degree temperature swings can certainly stress fish.
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