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Old 03-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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We brought in a new blenny about 2 weeks ago. About a week after that he just disappeared, so I assumed he died. Physical appearance before that was normal, activity was good, eating well. Now, within this week, I have lost one of my clowns and my Filamented wrasse. This morning my Pygmy angel is swimming upside down and sideways. My other clown and firefish are still swimming around but not like usual. No fish have had any obvious signs disease except the angel that seems to now have developed some ich. We do have the usual CUC of snails and hermits. Also had 2 peppermint shrimp, but found one dead this morning.
PH 8.2
Ammonia 0
Nitrites 0
Nitrates 4.0
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These were lastnights readings. Did a water change as soon as I saw the nitrates!! Is it worth setting up a QT? Please help!!!
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Frequent PWC`s will take care of the high nitrates. What are you seeing on the angel that makes you think he has ich? Is it salt like sprickles on him? Some must reading if he does have ich.

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Nitrates at 4 isn't gonna kill fish. Nitrates at 40 won't kill fish either. I'm betting something came in on the blenny
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Yes. Speckles..
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You will need to setup a quarantine and treat with copper or hypo. The ich articles melosu attached have good information
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I have used ich attack before and it worked however there is a drawback. It's like mud and will make your water look like itS muddy. I also found it stained the rock. It did work however and all my coral and inverts survived.
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