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Old 03-10-2005, 11:27 PM   #21
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I was also hoping to see some feedback from these questions.....

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Are there any other symptoms? Listlessness, heavy gilling? Are they eating?
Also be sure you are checking the alkalinity and pH at least 2x a day. That could be part of the issue as well.

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:35 PM   #22
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I couldn't get a picture of this fish that looked like anything was wrong with it. The pictures all show a perfectly beautiful fish.

He's was swimming beautifully this evening. Very graceful and well paced. He had been "sprinting" a bit over the last week, but wasn't doing any of that tonight. Just grace and beauty. Looks calm, no heavy breathing. Appetite has been good. Ate some nori off the clip tonight. Last night he had formula 2 soaked in selcon and garlic.

Here are some pictures. They're the worst I could get!
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:38 PM   #23
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FWIW, the gramma looks like he's steering clear of this. Not a symptom on the fish at all. Swims about in open water, eats well, active, no spots, etc.

As for the picture (the one of the Ich, I presume?) have at it!
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:59 PM   #24
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Ya he looks pretty good. I would suggest proceeding with the hypo
Steve brings up a great point. Every time I have used hypo, the PH takes a dive especially during the transition peroid. I would monitor and buffer the change water when needed.
Your doing a great job!!
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:01 AM   #25
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FWIW, the gramma looks like he's steering clear of this.
Some fish are more resistant to showing symptom. You are doing the right thing, based on the first pic, definately an outbreak.
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Oh the gramma's definitely in for the long haul in spite of his resiliancy. Are we back to thinking ich? You had me a bit worried with the velvet thing! You can see some vague spots on the fin and face in the second close up picture. Funny how I can't get a picture of what I'm looking at. I guess the angle has to be just right. If I could just pin him down for a bit

I've been testing the pH once a day. I'll start doing it twice a day (probably more often than that when the monitor comes in tomorrow)! It seems to be holding fast and I've been adding a little bit of buffer to my RO/DI.
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Ya, I think it is just ich. Let us know if you see any other symptoms though.
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Will do. Thanks!

(why couldn't it be one of the 5-40$ fishies that came down with ich?!)
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Refractometer's here. Man how do people live without these?! Just Crazy!! I can't believe how easy it is to use (not that a hydrometer is hard, but....) and what a difference! Oh to be accurate. Found out my main was high too

Have my SG down to 1.013 now in QT. Tomorrow morning I should get it the rest of the way down. He's looking pretty cruddy today. Lots of ichy spots on him. How long before they start to go away and don't come back once the SG is down all the way? Patience, patience, patience. Very difficult.
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Lots of ichy spots on him. How long before they start to go away and don't come back once the SG is down all the way? Patience, patience, patience. Very difficult.
Can take a week or so ., Is he still eating ok? Hows the PH?
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