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Old 07-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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I would go with a copper medication, only because I would be afraid to mess up hypo! You need a refractometer and it requires constant monitoring. I would make sure its ich before starting any treatment, do you have any pictures? Remember you need to keep up with water changes so you don't see a spike in amm in the QT and to Lear your tank fish less for 6-8 weeks. Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:24 AM   #12
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I can't get a picture of my lemonpeel because he will not leave the live rock where he feels safe (which is understandable). The only time he comes out is for a minute or two as he displays the following systems. No white spots or even weight loss, but loss of appetite, irregular swimming patterns(not swimming around calmly but is swimming like he is frantic and scared and shakes vigorously after swimming every few inches),flashing or rubbing against the sand like he is tryin to get something off of him. Does this sound like ich to you guys? Maybe the early stages? Maybe I am catching it early before any spots develop? If it sounds like something else let me know.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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Does anyone know If the symptoms I've mentioned sound like ich? Perhaps early stages? Like I said no physical wounds or even white spots but he has irregular swimming patterns(frantic like swimming and "flashing" against the sand. Loss of appetite and he will not come out of the live rock.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #14
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My lemonpeel passed away this morning and didn't make it. It was to late for treatment. But I also don't think it was ich because it all happened so fast. She died and its only been since Tuesday when I noticed her first starting to rub against the sand. I'm thinking velvet. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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Velvet kills quick, so that could be the culprit, but there are other things out there too. Did it look like it had a thin layer of stuff on it? Hard to describe, but kinda like someone rolled the fish in a powdery substance. How do the clowns look?

The thing to consider now, is that regardless of what it was, if something was in the tank, it is still in there. If you add new fish, they could come in healthy and end up dying from catching whatever it is. Leaving the tank fallow for about 8 weeks allows whatever it was to die off by not having a host to keep the life cycle going. Its no fun having an empty tank, but it clears up the problem. I am just getting my 75g back up and running after a Velvet outbreak earlier this year.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #16
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I am definetly letting my tank sit fallow for 6 weeks. Only other fish I had in there were two clowns who I took out and am now treating them as a precautionary measure. But yes her whole body turned white but she could have lost color from not eating anything at all. The tip of her dorsal fin also turned brownish/gold. Sound like velvet. Ill post a pic of the body when I get home.
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