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Old 10-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Internal Parasites

Well, I'm back in the saltwater game. I cycled my tank properly and bought two fish (blue green chromis). Then I purchased a firefish that died the next day.

After scooping him up, I saw that my two remaining fish were acting weird. One had stringy poop and I later saw a small white worm floating in the water column. Later that day, the fish died. I noticed that it had very small curly worms in it's gills and a larger worm coming out of its anus. The last fish seems to have some brown blotches on its skin, but is acting normally.

Since this is a relatively new tank (3 months old), I'm wondering what should I do. Are these internal parasites permanently in my tank now? Should I break down the tank and start from scratch? Is there a medicine I can try to use? Should I get rid of the last remaining fish and will the parasites die off without a host?

I'm just not sure what the best method of getting rid of these parasites is before I start to get more fish.

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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I dont know about those. Thats really weird. The blotches could be marine velvet or fungus. I lost a fish to that. Good Luck!!!!!

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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I was hoping for a couple opinions on this. Well, a concensus would be better. I'd just start over to be safe, but I don't want to be wasting time and my tank is building a good sized pod population and it would be a pain to start over. At the same time, I don't want to have to be battling parasites for the rest of my life.
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