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Old 06-08-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Help with clownfish please!

My Ocellaris clownfish has been having white spots on her and I suspect its ich or brooklynella. She is in a 20 gallon tank with a fire fish goby and hermit crabs. The tank is a fowlr and is about 3 months old. The clownfish was added about 1 1/2 month ago. She is somewhat active right now and eats fine but her fins are a bit clamped.

My parameters are
pH: 8.2-8.4
SG: 1.025
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitirite: .25-.50 ppm (been having a problem with nitrites after I dosed the tank with Ridich, might've killed the bacteria that converts nitrite to nitrate)
Nitrate: 5 ppm

I dosed the tank with Rid Ich 2 weeks ago to kill what I suspected to be Brooklynella and it worked. My clownfish was disease free until these white spots showed up. It doesn't look like what she had before. The goby looks perfectly fine except for clamped fins because of the nitrites ( I do small water changes everyday). What is this and what can I do to treat it

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:50 PM   #2
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Ich shows up in fish that are stressed out, normally due to parameter issues in the tank itself. It is unlikely that dosing the tank, though something you should never do, could not have been the original cause of the issue. Now you are stuck with a tank that is re-cycling and giving additional stress.
You will need to do water changes to keep the ammonia and nitrites at 0 to prevent burning of your fish's gills. These water changes will also continue to dilute the issues in the tank itself that is causing the stress to your fish unless there is bullying going on in the system.

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I agree with PWC`s as they will help to get rid of the excessive nutrients. Maybe 25% every 3 to four days. Read these about the life cycle of the parasite

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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