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Old 12-28-2004, 01:40 AM   #11
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They weren't really presenting similarly. She had cottony stuff on her (looked more like decaying flesh, in retrospect) and he had a little white line across his upper back. He looked like he had a "scratch"; not raised, bumpy nor cottony (just white). I just assumed that he was also suffering a little stress from the move. The scratch line is back to normal coloring.

She took a certain turn for the worse on Christmas eve and there was just no getting her any help at that point. I hoped she would make it to the day after when I could get something to help her. I guess if I've learned anything it is to have the meds on hand, JIC something gets worse and I'm not able to get back to the LFS.

The protein skimmer will have to stay off for now. I'm not turning it on again until it stops overflowing like that! Even turned down, I lost a TON of water (to my carpet) when I wasn't looking!

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Oh and btw, my sincerest applogies to the powers that be! I had NO idea that would be considered a violation. I'll brush up on my forum rules. SO sorry!
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:56 AM   #13
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I guess if I've learned anything it is to have the meds on hand, JIC something gets worse and I'm not able to get back to the LFS.
Keep an eye on the second clown. If it begins to show any sign of similar ailments QT it right away and start a Maracyn II treatment. Double the dose daily for 7 full days. If it doesn't end up being bacterial, the Maracyn presents no danger if needing to mix with another med.

As far as having meds on hand, that would rarely help. Although knowing where they can be obtained quickly is a plus. Any problem that pops up wouldn't necessarily be treatable the same way each time and if the animal dies within a day or two, the med would not have generaly made any difference. Many meds also have a shelf life so they may end up being wasted.

If you will be adding more fish soon and feel safer having something then the two main ones would be Maracyn II for gram negative bacterial problems and Cupramine (copper) with the corresponding multitest copper kit. Those and a proper refractometer should allow you to treat the most common ailments as long as you have the proper QT set up.

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