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Old 03-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Help with a Scotts fairy wrasse

I am hoping I could receive some ideas on treating my scotts fairy wrasse who has recently gained parasites. I spent time looking for pics on the web and they resemble little transparent to white parasites maybe flukes or lice? From what information I had found and my local fish stores advice I decided to give him a freshwater dip. This was more traumatic on myself then to the fish! Anyway he hid the rest of that night. The following day I could see no parasites anywhere and it seemed to work. Yesterday he never came out not even for feeding. Today I saw him when I was feeding my tank. His one fin is covered in white spots and even larger parasites are on his body. He barely uses it to swim. Sorry I do not have a camera with good quality to take pictures. One of my main questions is,
I only have a 10G QT is this large enough to treat him in?
Also is giving him another freshwater dip a good idea?
Should I treat for parasites and bacterial?
And Finally if anyone can help. My other fish seem fine except my yellow blenny is starting to rub raocks I notice Should I worry about an outbreak?

Ammonia=0
nitrtite=0
nitrate=20
pH=around 8.1
SG=1.024

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3 turbo snails
3 Margarita Snails
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1 serpant star
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3 emerald crab
1 yellow watchman goby
1 green clown goby
1 cardinal blenny
1 orange spotted goby
1 domino damsel
1 Scotts fairy wrasse
2 Signal Gobies
Also Many alga eating sea slugs


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Check out where it says gill and fin flukes. If it looks like salt or sugar on the fish then its ick.
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Can you describe their color(clear, white), shape (oval, round) and size?
How big is the fish? I wouln't recommend another FW dip. I would put him in the QT and slowly lower the salinity to at least 1.020.
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