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Old 08-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #31
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #32
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So I went to my LFS and had a nice chat with them. I ended up setting up a QT, but I'm gonna try to put only the goby in there and medicate him only... Stay tuned!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #33
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Put him in for now and see if you can get him healed up however I will tell you that from what I know (and maybe someone else knows better), the only way you will be ich free is if you take all the fish out at once, treat them as they've all been exposed, and wait out the parasites life cycle. Unfortunately, you will probably have issues with different fish until you do. Fish that have had ich can build up resistance but it's only for a little while. Eventually they can be infected again.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #34
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Yea I know! I just don't even know if it IS ich... That's the kicker. Goin through all the QT for nothing ya know?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #35
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After looking at the pictures i dont think its ich. However, i dont think QT will be for nothing. I think its just a discoloration of the body/fins, but i dont know why. I think the best think you can do at this point is seperate him from your other fish (which are probably more agressive eaters then the goby) and feed the clown goby garlic soaked mysis/pellets or whatever else you feed him. Wether it is ich or not, garlic can only help the fish. Make sure the temp/perams are stable and see how he does. If its ich i would use hypo, but like i said before, i doesnt look like any case of ich i have ever seen. Good luck to you, i hope anything i said was helpful.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:34 PM   #36
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Definitely helpful Nu thanks! I gotta try to catch him. I got Melafix to medicate him, just waiting for the QT to settle a bit...
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #37
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Im with nu nu. Does not look like ich. More like a blotchy discoloration which can be from any number of things. However would keep an eye on it to see if it progresses. If it stays as is i would not worry much, if you start to see it becoming worse then it might be something to treat. Right now your probably just best to quarantine him and see how he does.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #38
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What's a good way to catch him? It seems ear impossible to do without removing all the live rock??
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Try doing it when you feed him
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #40
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Yea good call he just doesn't swim real close to the top but he does come out... Thanks
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