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Old 02-16-2004, 01:16 AM   #11
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well i did not get the other clown from he lfs. he when back on his word and to sum up all that i will not be spending any more money at his store. and as for the clown. i did 2 fw dip after calling a different lfs ( this store is like one of the best store i have ever seen. they have won so many awards in the past) and he is not doing great. he is swimming around the tank. i have yet to move him to the q tank. (had to work) so i will see how he is doing in the morning when i get up. but just before i went to work he was swimming around and chasing stuff like snail poop and stuff. could not get him to eat but i think that will be coming soon. i think he is going to make it. thank you for your help.
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:54 AM   #12
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If the clown responded to the FW dip then the parasite (brooklynella) theory is most likely the cause. You need to move the clown into the QT after it has been dipped (preferabley dipped with formalin) to prevent re-infestation. As long as you place it back in the main tank, there will be a greater chance of re-occurance.

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ya i know. he will be making the move today. now since the water in the q tank is all new. should i do the drip for a few hours so get gets used to the new water?
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:46 PM   #14
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could i still add corals to the main tank? when the clown is in the q tank? i only ask because my tax rebate check is going to be here soon and would like to get some thing growing in there other then coralline algae.
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ya i know. he will be making the move today. now since the water in the q tank is all new. should i do the drip for a few hours so get gets used to the new water?
You need to acclimate the fish to the qt the same as you would a new arrival since you cannot use the main tanks water. Just be sure that the salinity, ph, temp and alk match as close as possible and you will not need as long an acclimation time. The less stress the better. I would also suggest monitoring ammonia and nitrite twice a day and do the water changes as needed.

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could i still add corals to the main tank? when the clown is in the q tank? i only ask because my tax rebate check is going to be here soon and would like to get some thing growing in there other then coralline algae.
Only fish are affected by the problem. Mobile and sessile inverts can be added to the main tank without concern. Just be sure they definately get the proper acclimation time.

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thank you for your help. the clown is doing just fine after a 2 hour drip in a bucket. and you say about 3-4 week i should keep the tank with out any fish?
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and you say about 3-4 week i should keep the tank with out any fish?
4 is fine but no less.

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