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Old 03-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Help please asap!!

My white cheek tang all of a sudden got this over all over him! Is it to late to save him! He is about 4 months old!
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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That's a severe case of ich, and that fish, a.nigricans is extremely delicate and should be left in the ocean. Did you qt it before adding it to your system?

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How can you tell if that is ick or marine velvet? I would have guessed velvet, ony becasue I've been thru it and not ick in the past.

I might add that if it is velvet, it would've first showed up his gill area and he will be dead soon. With Ick, I believe you got a chance.
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Ich = white spots like grains of rice
marine velvet = small gold-colored spots

That's about the best I can do Ray.
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As Larry said that is a severe case of ick. Velvet almost looks like a sheet.
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Thank you for all the replies...I did QT him when I got him, and I got him from a buddy at my LFS who was breaking down his tank. I know they are tough to take care of and a powder brown would have been better of a choice, but like I said he was given to me. So now I have to just tr y to keep him happy and healthy, or make his life as painless as possible. :-( So whats the first thing to do to TRY to save him?
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I'd say the first thing would be get him into a QT. Next thing would be to start one of the ich treatments posted here on the boards.

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That's a really severe case. You need to qt it, but unless you have a cycled tank ready for it, the move into a "fresh" tank just may kill it. A freshwater dip with water the same temp and pH as the tank would make alot of the cysts fall off the fish and may it give some temporary relief.

A poweder brown isn't much better of a choice. They are just as delicate and prone to ich.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:37 AM   #10
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Thanks ccCapt. I really wasnt planning on have either of the two fish powder or white cheek, but I sometimes ya cant predict everything that is going to happen. He is in a QT tank as of about 8:30 last night, after my rother and I FINALLY caught him. HEs doing much better, but I dont know if I should maybe take him to a lfs that takes trades and trade him in?
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