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Old 03-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Banana wrasse

My banana wrasse appears to have a divot on the top of his head. He's acting normally and eating fine. Does anyone have an idea as to what could be going on with him?

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Could it be the result of a mini cycle? After adding live rock earlier this week that was supposedly cured and ready to go in my tank according to my LFS. I added 15lbs on monday and checked the water daily and didn't see any spike in ammonia today when I noticed wrasse I checked and ammonia is at .5 and nitrites are at .25 nitrates are steady between 0 and 5.
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Just do some PWC`s andmake your water as pristine as possible and he should heal.
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Did a 15g PWC tonight. Fingers crossed.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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what size tank?
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It's a 90g, the water change helped with the parameters for sure. But how long will this new rock cause my ammonia to be high? Would I benefit from something like a "bio-spira" type product (like dr. Tim's one and only). I don't like to put chemicals in my tank unless I have to.
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i would say you need to do more of a significant pwc i would do like 30% any chemicals now could be harmful to the fish nutrafin makes a start smart Nutrafin Cycle Bio Filter Aquarium Supplement | PetFoodDirect i used this with fish in the tank and didnt lose any there are a few different dirrections just follow them hope this helps good luck
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Should I turn my return pump off when doing my water change?i have a hard gums taking more then 10g out of my tank at one time without my sump running low and almost making my sump run dry.
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sounds like you need a regulator valve on your return pump as it is pumping back faster then gravity is taking it out and yes always turn off your pump when doing water changes hope this helps good luck
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