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Old 10-17-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Volitan Lionfish Is Sick With Ich

My poor Volitan Lion Fish is sick with what looks like Ich. That could have been explaining his odd behavior for the past couple of days. I went to the fish store and since I don't have a Quarintine Tank (Yes, very dumb I know) I have purchased some Quick Cure to treat some water in a plastic plasticware container that will be my temporary quarintine tank (Yes, very ghetto I know). Is this a sufficient method of treatment? Any home-made ideas will be taken into consideration. This is my little boy and I don't want him to die.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think that this fish is doomed. I am sorry I don't have anything better to say. There is a ton of information on treating ich out there...on this site and many others.

I do not think your treatment will help. Even if it did...the fish would just stress once it's placed back into the main display.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Well for his sake I hope that you are wrong. I will keep you posted on the progress I make.
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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Would it be possible to post a picture of your lion? Are you absolutely positive that it's ich? Lionfish have the ability to shed to remove parasites from themselves and are also more prone to fin rot due to poor handling. I would certainly not considered him doomed. If it is ich, I would suggest reading up on hypo treatment. Also, since he is sharing a tank with a puffer, the puffer will need to be treated as well. While your fish are in QT being treated, the tank will need be fishless for 6-8wks. This time is necessary for the parasite to die off in the tank. Do some research on this site about hypo treatments as well as copperbased treatments. I have no personal experience and would rather someone more knowledgable on it to give you advice on treating the fish. Hopefully Kurt or Steve will stop by. HTH
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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Also, I'm moving this to the sick fish forum so hopefully you'll get more responses.
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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Thank you Fluff. You are without a doubt the best.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:17 PM   #7
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I will take a digital photograph once I return home tonight. I'm actually going to stop by Petco and purchase a 10 Gallon Quarintine Tank and setup some water with an airstone to treat the little guys. This morning before I left I gave him a Freshwater Bath for about 10 minutes and the majority of spots fell off. Could this be the skin just shedding? I have read on the site that Freshwater Baths are useless. Is this true? I feel lost please help. I don't want to lose my pride and joy after I searched far and wide through 20 Pet Stores to find him. Thank you in advance Fluff and everyone else.
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:31 PM   #8
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The freshwater bath may help and it's suggested to do that with lions in Bob Fenner's book but it's not a cure all. I can't tell you if it's a shed or not, especially without seeing the fish. Also, I've never seen one do this, only read about it. Buying the QT tank is a great idea. If you do the hypo treatment, you'll want to lower the salinity slow over a few days. I know there are several posts here somewhere on hypo treatment, I'll see what I can find. If you use copper, just use the directions on the bottle. Honestly, unless you have a refractometer, I would just do the copper treatment. Be sure to have plenty of sw on hand for water changes. Placing the fish in a bare uncycled tank, you have to really watch the ammonia and nitrite levels. You'll need to do more water changes til the condition clears up as well. You may also want to buy a few pvc elbows to place in the tank. This gives bacteria a place to grow as well as giving the fish some security.
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:56 PM   #9
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Here is an article on hyposalinity treatment for ich. I feel it warrants saying again though that when doing hypo treatment, a refractometer best to measure your salinity. HTH

http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...osalinity.html
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Fluff I can't seem to downscale the image to an appropriate file size. Is their an E-mail address I can send the digital photograph to so that you can review it?
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