Last Tues I noticed 2 milky white patches on the side my Royal Gramma.
My water parms are good. I change 20 percent every 2 weeks.
I added the 6 line wrasse and the Royal GRamma on 09/15
I noticed the patches on 09/21
they were the last fish I added.
My guess is when I set up my chiller I brought the temp. down too fast.
I had a 4 degree swing. Maybe that caused the stress, I dunno.
I fully understrand the benefits of QT
but decided to take my chances.
So now I am in a Jam. Here come the I told you so's. hehe
says to wait and see if the symptoms progress.
So far they havent
They told me it could be anything. Could be minor could be major.
he is eating like a hog.
I started feeding Garlic.
I've read just about every post on Ich and Velvet.
I know the best option is to QT
and go without Fish in my
display tank for 6 weeks or so.
Then treat the QT
with copper or hypo.
That isnt an option I have available right now.
I am taking a long vacation in the next few weeks and wont be able to
be on top of a QT
tank. Not to mention I have no room for a second set
up. my wife thinks I am already over obssesed with SW
thing. Another tank in the house wouldnt be good if you know what I mean.
I can image the major task to catch the fish with all the LR
My Goby lives in the LR
. I would never get him.
All I've read about the reef safe treatments are hit or miss.
I really dont want to medicate the display tank. Most everyone seems
it's been 5 days so far and the symptoms havent progressed.
Should they have gotten worse yet or does it take a few weeks,
Here are some pics. The color is slightly off making everything look
darker than it is. The patches are a shade of milky white. they are
Does anyone know what this is? My Guess is Velvet. just figuring the worst. Why not? I know I deserve it for not QT
. that would be murphys law.
is it something not as bad? are There other diseases or parasites it
could be other than Velvet and could be treated with antibiotics?
or another treatment.
If this is Velvet or Ich, besides not working what would be bad about hitting the main tank with a reef safe med. If you werent going to QT
Isnt it worth a shot?
If you didnt go the QT
route what are the options?
What do you guys think? I need all the help I can get.
Thanks for the help in advance and I'll keep everyone posted.
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