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Old 04-12-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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New Acquisitions and question

I was at the LFS last weekend and was looking for a Royal Gramma for my tank. I was very excited to find a great looking Gramma, but also saw two other fish that I really wanted. The other two are a Six Line Wrasse and a Yellow Watchman Goby. Now all three of these are very small. The largest of the 3 is the Gramma and he is under 1". The YWG is TINY . . . just a baby and sometimes hard to find in the QT. They all are eating well and in the 3 days since they've been in there the water parameters have stayed nice and stable.

Now, I have 2 questions:

1) I know I should be patient, but is this too much bioload for the 10G QT and will it be too much when I introduce them to the 72G main?
2) I notice what might be a couple white specs on the Gramma. I am not medicating yet and will watch all three closely, but I want to make sure that Cuppramine is safe to use with these three if I need to medicate.

Thanks for all your help!!!

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Old 04-12-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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1) as long as your watching the levels, I don't see a problem in the QT tank. And I don't think you'll have a problem in the 72 either.

2) Not sure. Have you considered hypo treatment? Hopefully someone more experienced in fighting ich will stop by and give you a definite answer.
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I check the levels every day in the QT so I am hoping things will be fine. These guys are so small they can't be making too much ammonia.

I have considered hypo but I do not have a good refractometer. I have had success with cuppramine in the past and have the proper copper tests as well, so that is my preferred method if it is safe for the fish.

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Old 04-12-2005, 04:39 PM   #4
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Here is a reasonably priced refractometer if your interested. This site was suggested to me by Mike from liverocks.com.

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...id/931/cid/206
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