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Old 09-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Snowflake eel sick?

My snowflake eel threw up his food and he has only had one small krill after. He keeps swimming around the tank I think he's looking for food or somewhere else to live but he has stopped eating its been 3 days. He is about 8-10 inches. He is also breathing heavier then normal. Any thing I can do?
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like he's sick and stressed. Any chance of being able to move him into a QT tank so you can treat him for ich?
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I do not have another tank. What can I do to help treat ich though
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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There are herbal treatments that have no proven effect or help. I tried it and my fish died. There is the hyposalinity approach and there are also copper based medications that work when treating ich. I would avoid the medications since you do not have a QT tank, as the copper will leach into your rock and sand. That leaves hypo as the only options if it is ich. I'd suggest reading up on hypo and snowflake illnesses to see what you can find.
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Ok thanks for help. I also have clownfish and I don't want to do anything to effect them they are fine.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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Copper is not going to affect the clowns,
Is going to affect invertebrate if u have any....
My clown had ich and I left him in 5 gallons fresh water and copper med for 5 min and the ich went away...
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Do we know that he does have ich? Breathing heavy coulde be a bacterial thing or messed up water parameters. What are your water test results? BTW you cant treat the eel with copper.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #8
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I got a test kit for ammonia and it's fine I havent tested for any thing else. He almost ate today but despised not to. I had some krill on a stick and he went to eat it and couldn't get it off the stick. After like 2 tries he gave up. I then put the krill in the sand. He knocked it out of the sand with his face, so Idk. He is still breathing heavy. But better than before.
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You should also check ph,nitrite and nitrate at least,salinity too
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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My salinity is also fine. I don't have a test kit right now for the other stuff
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