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Old 07-22-2015, 12:52 PM   #31
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This is really perplexing.
While my tang, clown and pj cardinal are getting ravaged pretty hard from this ordeal, my wrasses and damsel are pretty much untouched, especially the damsel.
I think it most likely has to do with the tang and clown being "soft bodied" and the others being scaled more robustly.
I know that is one reason tangs are so susceptible to external parasites, but never have I seen a situation where certain fish are so effected while others appear unscathed. The wrasses do flash here and there, but nothing at all out of kilter with the damsel.


I'm trying to figure a way to set up a hospital tank and still be able to keep them both cool........


I'm floating frozen water bottles in the ten gallon housing the chalk bass, but on the 30 gallon available for a hospital I know from experience it doesn't work that great.


I have been excessively anal about NOT introducing anything into the ten gallon and so far so good.


at least the pods are going nuts and it currently looks like a dust storm in there and the glass has thousands crawling around. I noticed my candy cane corals had their feeder tentacles out much more pronounced this morning when the lights went on and kept them out for about 90 minutes longer after than usual, I assume they were enjoying the food storm...LOL


and my lawnmower blenny has shown -27% interest in eating anything except sucking the rocks...
been actually keeping lights on more/higher to try to get more algae growing.
crazy, I fight to get rid of it, but now I need some to grow...
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:50 PM   #32
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I hope your lawnmower fairs better than mine bud. I've been watching him for about a year now because he had a 'sunken' stomach compared to the fat he had for the longest time. In the end, I think that lawnmowers either have an issue in the long run or some are coming in with a disease or parasite.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:34 PM   #33
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Well, my powder brown lost his personal battle.
Came home this afternoon and he was dead.
He had been eating good and looked ok this morning, but 10 hours later gone.


I wonder how this will progress now as it was almost as if the tang was an incubator.
If my clown recovers then it may go well.


BUT still seriously contemplating setting up another tank and going fallow in the display for a while.
but cooling is still an issue.
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No AC in Cali? I have to run mine to keep my living room under 90...
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No AC in Cali? I have to run mine to keep my living room under 90...
We have central air, just don't have the $300-$400 a month it would cost to run it.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:01 AM   #36
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well. not going good.
lost the PJ cardinal and the bangaii and clown are not far behind.
oodinium (marine velvet) is what is doing them in, the ich merely lowered resistance so the oodinium really took hold.


the wrasses and damsel are still untouched from what I can tell....odd

the lawnmower blennie is getting food somewhere as his belly isn't all pinched in anymore, but I have let the display get "dirty" with more algae, so.....

looks like I'm gonna end up with only two fish left that I want, the damsel and blennie.
once this mess settles a bit I'm gonna pull out the wrasses and rescape the tank and go fallow for couple of months.
Oh well, will give me time to focus on set-up and coral placement.


still have the chalk bass waiting in a ten gallon. At least he is doing great and has tripled in size since I got him and NOW is big enough to go in the main tank, but of course he can't, so I have to keep this little tank running for a while longer!!



really am rather pissed off at myself over the whole mess

wait until I inform the wife that the cardinals are gone........
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Sorry to hear that bud. Marine velvet is an awful thing. If it'll make the wife feel better, you can tell her my PJ cardinal is still ok? Worth a shot until you can replace it.
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Well lost the clown yesterday and today the bangaii....


Can't convey how pissed I am at myself. I should have known better, now I've lost fish that I've had for over a year.
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Sorry to hear that bud.
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Sorry to hear this also.
Unfortunately marine ich is no where near as "easy" to cure as freshwater ich.
I hope you work this all out.
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