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Old 10-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #11
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Any type of food, flakes, frozen. You want to keep a very small ammonia source for the bacteria to convert to nitrAtes.
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Already some good advice given. I just want to touch on one thing. Maybe your fish would have survived the ich or maybe not. We really dont know. But one thing I`m sure of is that the fresh water dip is what killed your fish. Fresh water dip of a stressed out and diseased fish is almost always lethal. In your future SW experience I would try to leave out the FW dips. Not really a good idea. BTW welcome to AA.
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Thanks, Now that it's explained im sure thats what happened. It's hard, the only resource I had was the local Fish store who told me FW dip would be the best thing to do. Now Im thinking thats how the make their money!
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That`s exactly it. The main thing is that we learn from our mistakes. If we do then we are making strides in this hobby. Good luck in the future. Also if you have a question you can ask your LFS but also ask us. We are not making money off you and we have some excellent people on this site.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:30 AM   #15
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So on that note, Question! what should I start with in my tank? I've herd clown fish but also inverts?? I really have no clue!
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As everyone posted, leave your tank without ANY fish for at least 6-8 weeks. My first fish I made the mistake of putting them directly into the tank. Ich followed. One clown died, the other got ich, I transferred it to a QT tank and treated for several weeks, but left it in for about 7 weeks to make sure ich was dead in my main tank. You MUST get a QT and QT all ( no exceptions!!!) new fish for 3-4 weeks. This makes sure you get a chance to see any diseases that may pop up and treat them before you put them in your main tank and lose everything.

When you CAN get started it just depends on what you're looking to have. Damsels are great, but very aggresive. Clowns are a pretty good, hardy fish for the most part to have ( true/ false perc) and maybe more fish later.. very slowly add inverts to the tank ( a ton at ta time they wont have enough to eat) several snails, maybe some hermits, and / or a shrimp or two

good luck! certainly ask if you need help with the ich treatment.
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