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Old 10-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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Have them both in qt tabnk, cardinal is breathing heavily but he pit up quite the fight getting in, i hope they will do well in there :-/
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:33 AM   #12
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How are your buddies doing in the QT? Changes should be visible in 3-4 days after start of treatment.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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So far so good eating like pigs, thank you so much for youe advice and instructions !

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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So far so good! Fish are looking great, no signs of ich as of two days ago.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #15
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That's great news, and it sounds like you did everything right,

However- the above posters are right, the 5 gallon isn't enough room. I looked it up, to be sure before I went and rained on your parade- and minimum tank size is 20 gallons all over the board.

Fish are prone to ich infections when they are stressed. Your fish are stressed because they don't have enough room. Without upgrading them, you'll just go right back to an ich infestation in no time.

I'm sorry I know that sucks to hear, because it seems like you care for them very well.

Maybe this is an opportunity to upgrade yourself? Get a bigger reef set up, and maybe even another fish! I'm sure you can find a tank on Craigslist for cheap- or free. I've found several tanks for free on C-list myself.

Anyways, sorry, but your fish will thank you, be happier, and live twice as long! Good luck!
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #16
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Agreed.... you've done good by your fish so far, but you need to do your research on their particular requirements. Clowns require min of 20g for a single, and 30g for a pair. The cardinals require min of 30g, and are schooling fish.... they might do OK by themselves, but thrive better in small groups.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #17
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Okay, got it
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #18
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Just an update both fish are doing great, and are in a new 50gallon now!
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #19
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Just an update both fish are doing great, and are in a new 50gallon now!
Nice!!!!!
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