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Old 01-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Lots of flashing...

Making me nervous...what should I do?
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, i don't quite understand. What is flashing? Your aquarium lights? Give more detail please.
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Lol my fish are rubbing up against shells and rock to scratch themselves.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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So how is this flashing? Sorry I don't get it.
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They might have ich.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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ICH.
In a couple of days they will have white spots all over them,start rigging up a qt and a medication plan.
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So how is this flashing? Sorry I don't get it.
That behavior is called flashing. I agree that it might be early signs of ich.
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They've been doing it for a couple weeks now... Just getting a little worse
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You might want to check out marine velvet Marine Velvet/Amyloodinium ocellatum: A Discussion of this Disease and its Available Treatment Options - Reefkeeping.com
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If they have Saltwater "ich" actually it is Cryptocaryon

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Treating Cryptocaryon
The treatment for Cryptocaryon is fairly straightforward provided the cause of the stress is corrected. By far, the most popular and effective treatment is copper. There are a variety of copper products available for use in the home aquarium. These copper-based medications will provide proper treatment, if used at the correct dose. Even at very low amounts, copper is very toxic to invertebrates and can never be used in reef aquariums or aquariums with invertebrates. To ensure proper treatment, move the infected fish to a bare bottomed quarantine or treatment tank. It is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions and use a copper test kit to monitor and maintain therapeutic levels of copper. Other methods that are sometimes used to control both freshwater and marine ich are high wattage UV sterilizers and diatom filters. The very fine diatom filters can help strain Cryptocaryon out of the water during its free-floating stage. A properly sized UV sterilizer will also kill the free-floating Cryptocaryon. " - How to Identify & Prevent Saltwater Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans)
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