08-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bradenton, FL
Filefish sick? Help :(
How long have you had the fish? Do you know if it was wild caught, or tank raised? Had him for 5 months and he is wild caught
How long has the fish been in the tank? What are the tank mates? Any aggression? He has been in the tank for about 5 months, tank mates are a maroon clown, LTA, a few different LPS, & v-tail grouper. No aggression.
Is the fish eating? If so what does it eat? Yes! He will eat anything I put in the tank, he eats Prime Reef Flakes & Krill
What are the water parameters? pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, SPG? (actual numbers please: posting high, average or normal is not helpful) What saltwater test kit are you using?
Phosphate: 0.5 ppm Nitrate: 30 ppm PH: 8.2
Calcium: 500 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm SPG: 1.023
Alkalinity: 304.3 ppm / 17 °dKh Ammonia: 0 ppm Temp: 80°F
*Using API Saltwater Master Kit
Is the fish showing any physical signs of disease, grain of salt size spots, discoloration, ragged fins, misting or spots on the fins, cuts, cloudy eyes, etc? The only signs I see are what is pictured by his eye.
Is the fish "flashing" (scratching or rubbing on rocks, decorations or substrate)? No
How is the fish acting? Is it swimming around, or just hovering in one spot or corner of the tank? Swimming around, acting completely normal
Did you use quarantine? If so for how long and did you have a need to treat for any ailments? Is it in qt now? Are you currently treating with any medication(s)? No did not QT or treat with anything.
Describe in detail how the fish was acclimated. Floated for temp acclimation and then the drip method to acclimate him to the tank water
What size system? What type of filtration do you use? Do you have any live rock or sand? 55 gal,2 hang-on filters rated for 60 gal with carbon, ceramic rings
Do you use any additives? Have you used any sort of meds in the main tank? Never used meds in the tank, only additives have been calcium once a week