Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-22-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Hypo new fish in QT?

I have two new fish in QT (since Saturday). One is a purple pseudochromis and the other is a Blue Hippo Tang. Neither appears to have any problems (yet), but I'm wondering if giving them a hyposalinity treatment while in QT is good thing or not.

Thoughts?
__________________

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
I would hold off until you see any symptoms. Observation should be fine for now.
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 10:11 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I agree, there is no point if you don't see any signs of illness.
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Thanks for the responses.
Having to tear down my 125 a year and a half ago due to an Ich outbreak I'm paranoid about introducing that little parasite again. I've only added inverts, corals and a replacement mandarin since that episode. My thinking was that healthy fish don't usually show signs of Ich until they are stressed although they still are harboring it, especially the hippo tang. Doing hypo as a prophylaxis was my thought.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I agree with the others. Dont treat till you are sure of a problem. Simple observation will suffice for now.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 07:58 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
i thought that ich was always in the water (not introduced) and only stress/ temp change caused it to grow on the fish. maybe thats only true for freshwater?
__________________
Soupy944 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-08/sp/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:19 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I do not believe that all systems contain ich. I believe it is introduced by ading an already infected animal. But that is debateable, others will have their opinions....
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I am of same opinion as Scott. I believe my tank was Ich free after my last infestation. I had to tear down the tank to catch all the fish, but that did give the opportunity to re-aquascape <g>. Since then however I have not always qt'd all corals for a month before putting them in the main tank. There is a chance (slight) that I might have introduced the parasite that way. There are not signs of it, but can we every really be sure. Now that I'm introducing a hippo tang I want to take every precaution that I don't also introduce Cryptocaryon irritans again.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 05:42 PM   #10
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by roka64
I believe it is introduced
I agree with this. Hence the reason for a good QT.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
new fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hypo Treatment Tank2379 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 06-15-2009 02:18 PM
hypo water ? clownface Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 12-14-2005 09:52 PM
Hypo rikbar Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 04-24-2005 10:04 PM
Hesitant About hypo xahx Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 02-25-2005 07:14 PM
hypo time quarryshark Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 8 08-22-2004 03:39 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.