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Old 02-09-2015, 05:53 PM   #11
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Just in my experiences with ick, if you have it, you will know it...quickly. I can't say if they same is true for saltwater though.


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Old 02-10-2015, 07:47 PM   #12
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Yeah I agree on that with freshwater but I am new to saltwater lol.

Anyone have any thoughts on that dark spot on my chromis? (scroll up)
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:15 PM   #13
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Ok this fish is driving me crazy.





Gone yesterday, back tomorrow. This pic was right when I turned the lights on and this fish sleeps near the sand.

Ich or sand???
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:20 PM   #14
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Hard to tell from a pic honestly, but if you've seen it a couple times id assume ich. Pull the fish and treat them all with either copper or hypo salinity. No need to pull the inverts or rock out of the DT, just leave it fish less for 8-10 weeks and the ich will run its cycle.


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Old 02-11-2015, 12:24 PM   #15
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It still looks like sand to me tbh. But with his coloration there is something wrong with him.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM   #16
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Yeah I was wondering about the coloration before any of this popped up.

Someone suggested a freshwater dip? Which probably terrifies me more than it would the fish...

Should just go with the assumption that it IS ich and treat for it?
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im not to sure.. looks like sand but you can never be to careful in this hobby.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:56 PM   #18
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Yeah I was wondering about the coloration before any of this popped up.

Someone suggested a freshwater dip? Which probably terrifies me more than it would the fish...

Should just go with the assumption that it IS ich and treat for it?
Actually, when I was first getting into the hobby I had a bad ich infestation myself. Most of which affected my clowns. They were covered badly enough that I was worried they would die. A freshwater dip worked quite well on them, although the aftereffects scared me the first time. They get a little shocked by the rapid change in salinity and laid there at the bottom of the tank for a minute or so. It's not something I would suggest regularly, but I am sure it saved my clowns lives.

They are still happily swimming around 2 years later
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Ok so I go back right now and this is what I see: (I took those first pictures minutes before I posted, and these pictures just two minutes ago)





This fish is toying with me!!!
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You fish still isn't healthy. The coloration is pale in patchy areas. I'd stick with the belief of ich and that it has simply moved on into a different life stage, as we only see one of three which is the cyst phase.
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