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Old 05-30-2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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I need some advice please!

A nasty infection has near wiped out my stock,apart from from a pyjama cardinal and a cleaner wrasse which to look at don't seem to be too affected! The cleaner wrasse has been seen to have a scratch or too on the rocks but apart from that its fine!

I have found a qt tank to treat the fish but there is also some hermits a white starfish and some snails in the display tank.

Heres my question!,
Do the hermits,starfish and snails carry the disease? As i cant give invertebrates the copper based treatments.
And if i leave the invertebrates stay in the main tank while it lays fallow for two months,will they keep the infection alive in the display tank?
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[QUOTE="leeboy-83;2495205"]A nasty infection has near wiped out my stock,apart from from a pyjama cardinal and a cleaner wrasse which to look at don't seem to be too affected! The cleaner wrasse has been seen to have a scratch or too on the rocks but apart from that its fine!

I have found a qt tank to treat the fish but there is also some hermits a white starfish and some snails in the display tank.

Heres my question!,
Do the hermits,starfish and snails carry the disease? As i cant give invertebrates the copper based treatments.
And if i leave the invertebrates stay in the main tank while it lays fallow for two months,will they keep the infection alive in the display tank?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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If you leave the critters in the DT and treat your fish in a separate QT, then you are good. Fish host Ich, so without them, the Ich will die off. Leave the DT fallow for 6-8 weeks and it should be Ich-free.

I'm assuming its Ich?
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Cheers bud, ive been busy all day with them.they are in a hospital tank right now and today i started a 5 day myxazin treatment in them.im quite sure now that its some kind of bacterial fungus infection like fin rot,the myxazin apparently treats symptoms of frayed fins,cloudy eyes and irritations.
I also gave all the fish one by one a 5 minute freshwater bath wich seems to have perked them right up.
Im gonna take the advice and leave my display with the inverts for 6-8 weeks and a week at a time add the fish so i can monitor and see how everything goes.
Thanks again for the help!!,im seein a little light at end of the tunnel now
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