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Old 03-19-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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Sick pajamma cardinal/quarantine tank

Ok one of my cardinals got sick. He seems ok when I went to get my light timers and when I came home he was on the tank bottom trying to swim, he would float on his side and lay on the sand. The other cardinal was trying Yo pick at will as well. I have him in a temporary holding facility. This is the clincher for me. I'm making a QT in the morning, I have the tank, light, hood and a small HOB bio wheel. What do I need for this QT? Filtration and so forth. All info is great! Thanks!!

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Old 03-19-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Your QT is adequate other than a heater, if needed, and decor for hiding such as pvc. It wouldn't hurt to add Polyaqua or similar stress/slime coat additive. Perform 50% water changes daily or even twice daily. Any redness, lesions, soars, white salt-like or velvety sheen appearance?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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No from what I can see he looks normal

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How did you aclimate him?
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Bag acclimate. But I'm not doing that any more. He's been in my tank for a week and looked ok. The other one is big snd healthy. He just passed

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I know there will be a lot of losses on the saltwater road, but this is my first one.......what a bummer

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All my water parameters are perfect

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:11 PM   #8
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If it was a new addition it could have been that the other cardinal was aggressive towards it causing internal damage (if no fins torn, etc) or it could have just succumbed to disease or internal abnormality ...many variables.
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Yeah. Could new lights play a factor? I put my new lights on yesterday

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #10
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Not enough to cause death ime
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