i think i have ich...please help (newb)

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by moondogg, Apr 6, 2013.

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  1. moondogg

    moondogg Astrea Snail

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    So In the Last Week i Have Had Two Fish Die And Another Is On Its Way Out. I Do Not Have Any Type Of Hospital Tank Set Up To Quarantine TheLast One. I Was Told To Raise My Temp A Bit But I Didn't Know If That Will Hurt My Corals. Any Suggestions?
     
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  3. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    what type of fish do you have? How long is the tank been up and running? What are your parameters? Are the fish eating? Tell us a little bit about your system. That way we might be able to help a litte more.

    Also if possible, please take picture of fish. A lot of marine disease can look like ich but be something else. Have you added anything new recentlly

    I personally wouldnt raise the temp of the tank because it can just add stress

    By the way.........welcome!
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    +1.... all important information to trouble shoot the issue.

    Raising tank temp is a treatment for freshwater ich, a completely different animal than Marine ich.

    Welcome to 3reef.

    Moved to----Disease.
     
  5. moondogg

    moondogg Astrea Snail

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    Ok So Its A 29Gal Biocube, 1 Percula Clown (Only Fish Left), Coral Beauty Angelfish And Blue Spotted Jawfish Just Died, And A Cleaner Shrimp. All Parameters Are Fine (Double Checked By Myself And My Lfs). 78 Degrees, Salinity At 24, No Ammonia, Nitrate, Or Nitrite. Tank Had Been Up For About 4 Months. I Recently (2 Weeks aAgo Added The Angelfish). I Am Also Noticing A Little Bit Of What Looks Like Bubble Algea Starting To Form. The Fish Look Like They Have Little Pieces Of Salt Sprinkled On Them And They Are Rubbing Against Everything (Rock And Walls). I Can Take Some Pictures This Evening After Work. thanks For The Warm Welcome!
     
  6. DevinH

    DevinH Montipora Capricornis

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    Is the fish still eating?
     
  7. Swisswiss

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    what do you feed? and do you dose anything?
     
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  9. moondogg

    moondogg Astrea Snail

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    The Clown Only eats Pellets And I Use Xtreme garlic
     
  10. Swisswiss

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    Could you post a picture of your clown please?
     
  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    New tank syndrome caused the stress that allowed the fish to become symptomatic with Marine Ich.

    Too many fish and delicate fish (the Angel and Jawfish) in such a young tank and small tank.

    It's no more complicated than that.
     
  12. moondogg

    moondogg Astrea Snail

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    EagerThat's Kinda What I Figured, I Was A BIt EaGer I Guess. And I'll Try To Post Up A Picture This Evening When I Get Back Home. Thanks For All The Input....Now, How Long Should I Wait Until Adding Another Fish If It Is Ich? I Was Told Anywhere Between 2 And 10 Weeks.