Originally Posted by cmor1701d
How's it going with the hypo treatment. You should be down to 1.009 by now. Have you had any losses?
Are you starting to see less spots on the fish?
Keep an eye on ammonia and pH as these can get out of hand quickly. Be ready with 10% daily water changes to keep the water parameters in check.
Let us know how it's going, and good luck.
Good news and Bad news.
That yellow tang that I have had for the last eight years with the damaged fins sadly past away. The Angel that is a similar age is about 50/50 I would say, he doesnt look too bad but has sadly stopped eating, at least I am in with a chance though, and he is very fat anyway so hopefully that will keep him going for a little while. I am also soaking all the food in garlic guard now.
The good news is that amazingly most of the white spots have now vanished off the regals and remaining 5 yellow tangs, the regals still have some parasites on their eyes though and they seem a bit cloudy, will that improve or have they now gone permanently blind ?
The water changes are going much better and easier now, since I managed to get a 120 litre barrel that I can position outside my window to pump back in what I have removed (about 100 litres a day) I also have an air pump in the barrel and heater where I mix it up with the salt and ph buffer (trying to match it to the temp etc of the aquarium water).
You will see from my SG
readings that I am about 1.009-1.010'ish (if anything it needs to come down just a little more, maybe about 20 litres of RO
water would do it) how critical is the final reading between those figures ? would the parasites when they hatch survive 1.010 and not 1.009 ?
Thanks for all your help and continued interest.