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Old 11-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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So since I added a chromi and clown goby from my LFS; my big 3-4inch black ocellaris broke out in ICK; Im away for work right now and I'm having my Dad take care of the tank, my ammonia was up 0.25 for 2-3 days., did a 5 gallon WC and things are okay now. He did the WC yesterday and woke up this morning and found him covered... its a 50 gallon tank, so i doubt that water change could of stressed him out that bad?

--Im new to saltwater so before diving in; i just sent him to the LFS where they said they will help sick fish

-if I have to deal with this again; this is what I am planning on doing...

- i wont have too big of fish in my tank since its only 50g; so i was going to get a 10g hospital tank; no substrate; heater; do i need a filter?
- not really familiar with how hospital tanks should be set up...
-i would treat with a lower salinity .. to start... than whats the best meds? copper?
-thanks for the help.. this hobby i was so excited for is now turning into a nightmare
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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So since I added a chromi and clown goby from my LFS; my big 3-4inch black ocellaris broke out in ICK; Im away for work right now and I'm having my Dad take care of the tank, my ammonia was up 0.25 for 2-3 days., did a 5 gallon WC and things are okay now. He did the WC yesterday and woke up this morning and found him covered... its a 50 gallon tank, so i doubt that water change could of stressed him out that bad?

--Im new to saltwater so before diving in; i just sent him to the LFS where they said they will help sick fish

-if I have to deal with this again; this is what I am planning on doing...

- i wont have too big of fish in my tank since its only 50g; so i was going to get a 10g hospital tank; no substrate; heater; do i need a filter?
- not really familiar with how hospital tanks should be set up...
-i would treat with a lower salinity .. to start... than whats the best meds? copper?
-thanks for the help.. this hobby i was so excited for is now turning into a nightmare
My LFS states he scratched his eye and it turned into a bacterial infection. Getting treated there now.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Some good info on the parasite and treatment.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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