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Old 10-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #11
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Ok his gills are not red but he has white dots that have just recently popped up so now I'm thinking ich maybe but I'm am 100% sure the tank was cycled and I did a water change
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #12
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Ok his gills are not red but he has white dots that have just recently popped up so now I'm thinking ich maybe but I'm am 100% sure the tank was cycled and I did a water change
Do you have Ich? Are the white dots all over or just on his gills? Can you take a picture?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
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All over mainly the too of him I tried to tak a pic earlier but it came out to blurry to even see the dots I'm going to get some ick medication tomarrow tho
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All over mainly the too of him I tried to tak a pic earlier but it came out to blurry to even see the dots I'm going to get some ick medication tomarrow tho
Do you have a QT tank to put him in?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #15
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Ya that was the plan to qt him but won't the ick still be in the main tank
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:25 AM   #16
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Ya that was the plan to qt him but won't the ick still be in the main tank
Yes it will. What all do you have in the tank? Do you have live rock and sand? Read this link. It will help you to understand ich a lot better. As far as using a freshwater dip, I've done it before and would not recommend it. It stresses the fish out even more.

http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/...ths-facts.html
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Ok I understand it now
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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Treatment to late he died
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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Take no offense, but you obviously are new to saltwater, and probably aquariums in general. One word: RESEARCH!!!! you apparently did not research starting a saltwater tank!? Unless you are experienced, you just can't throw a fish in a new tank, and hope for the best. You can't research after the fact. If I sound harsh, it's because I am being. If you really want to start a SW tank, first make sure you have all proper equipment, including the size of the tank. Second ask us, or your LFS about everything! If you are new, then unless you have annoyed the staff of your LFS than you are not asking enough questions. All you did was make helpful people waste their time, because you couldn't give true data to us! And do your future fish a favor, until you know your stuff, never give your fish a fresh water dip as an inexperienced person. All you will do is torture and kill your fish. Once again, RESEARCH!!!!! Before not during!
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #20
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Sorry to hear about the loss.

I would seriously consider a larger tank, as 5g does not really work for most saltwater fish. A tank that small makes it tough to keep your parameters in check. Things can fluctuate quickly with that little water. Temperature should not fluctuate more than a degree or two a day, but in smaller tanks, it easily can. That stresses fish. Salinity can fluctuate due to evaporation. Nitrates can jump quickly and so on. Keeping things constant is the key with saltwater.

If you want more fish, leave the tank empty for 6-8 weeks. That should take care of any ich still in there so future additions dont get it.

I would also be sure to have a test kit and at least a hydrometer to test salinity. I'm still not sure how you are 100% sure it was cycled without doing tests all along. There is no way of knowing without testing. if it did cycle, then you could have had high nitrate levels. You mentioned a water change...how much did you do and with what water? How often did you change your filter? Those can quickly become nitrate factories.

Not trying to be harsh here. Just trying to ensure that future attempts will succeed. No test kit + a clown in a 5g tank was almost doomed from the start IMO.
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