Originally Posted by bre's dad
Here's the breakdown in the tank:
6" lion (3 months)
3" bursa trigger (2 months)
5" foxface (1 yr)
2" purple tang (2 wk)
4" passer angel (1 month)
tank is a 75 gal
up & running about a year.
I am not sure if you are aware of this but that is a fair amount of stock for a 75 gal
tank. Aside from possible future aggression, it's going to get quite cramped in there soon. Those are all quite large growing and active fish. Be prepared to upgrade the tank size soon!
Ammonia is less than .25 ppm
Nitrite is less than .10 ppm
Nitrate is about .20 ppm
I just fed the tank yesterday, hence the elevated levels.
If you have already begun the Maracyn additions, these levels will be the result. The antibiotic kills of the bacteria that converts them to less harmfull elements.
If this is a normal result of feeding, you should try cutting back on the amounts you feed and increase the frequencey of water changes. There should be no increase in NH3
after feedings unless there was something slightly there in the first place. Might also be an idea to review your filtration set up. The bioload is rather large and without proper filtration you will have further issues.
Lymphocystis is generally the result of high DOC
's and other polutants that allow destructive bacteria's to grow. I would still suggest QT
'ing the angel but at the very least 2x weekly water changes will help immensely. Make sure you use well aged and aerated SW
For this kind of problem I would recommend Selcon but Zoecon is also a good alternative. It's not the greatest for daily use but a great immune booster when needed. If for daily additions after this problem has passed, I would recommend Kent Zoe. It does not have the same [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA
[/acronym] and essential lipids but is a great vitamin additive that will not affect water quality as the other can if used too frequently.