90gal Tank Crash

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  1. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    when i had a problem like this with my clowns i fresh water dipped them, waited one day and did it again and it never came back, oh while i was dipping them i let the clear container float in the tank so they could see their home, less stressful for them than sitting somewhere they have never seen. it works. if you decide to try it read up on it. and you have to catch it early when the fish is still eating and not to far gone.
    i also have a uv sterilizer which i feel helps with things like this. i dipped the fish and back into the water they went.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    A fresh water dip or bath should be the same temp and pH.
    You will however be stressing an already sick fish out and then reintroducing it back into an infected tank.

    You have too many clowns even for a large tank.

    If it were my tank I would not buy any further fish including clowns for awhile.

    Did you just recently purchase a clown fish prior to this episode?
     
  4. scottmwoods

    scottmwoods Spaghetti Worm

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    Yes. Just got a pair of pacosos. Seems that they brought this to my tank. It has killed off all of the clowns that I had before them. Except the tomato clown. All of them are eating except the bigger of the picasos.

    So far they are still in the bio cube. With 25% water change each day adding 14 drops of the med.
    The pacosos and the tomato clowns do not show any symptoms.
    Salinity 1.012.
     
  5. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    i totally agree with Corailline you have to many clowns for your tank. clowns can be very territorial .
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    Ok that makes sense.
    What is your target SG?
     
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    scottmwoods Spaghetti Worm

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    Target sg 1.009 is what I read online to kill the parasite. That and the med. It can live 4 weeks
     
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  9. scottmwoods

    scottmwoods Spaghetti Worm

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    I moved some of the lr in the tank so I can add 15lbs more. Right now there is 110lbs in the tank now.
     

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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Any LR you move to the biocube will die off, the medication as well as the hyposalinity will take it's toll.

    Why are you moving the LR?
     
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    I moved the lr in the 90. Did not take it out. Im going to get more lr
     
  12. KDtrey5

    KDtrey5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    You definetly are heavily stocked. Take that into consideration.