Ich - need to lower salt level - will this affect my corals?

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  1. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    If its with the Damsels I was thinking Dottyback or Coral Beauty.lol
    It will be very hard to introduce any new fish with the Damsels in there.What kind are they?Just because there are no visible signs does not mean the fish is not infected.;)
     
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  3. stewart1481992

    stewart1481992 Plankton

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    Yes it seems to be :) i just wish i found this forum before making these drastic changes. Would have saved my bi-colour angel if i did.

    the image below is of the fish, sorry its a terrible photo the fish kept hiding every time i went to take a photo. the dark section is actually a dark purple.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Coral beauty.

    A wonderful fish, feed it a diet that provides marine sponges as well as marine algae. There are a couple good Angel foods available. Meaty sea foods alone will not meet it's dietary needs.
     
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    The damsels are the small bright blue ones. they have never caused any fish any grief, the other fish actually seem to bully the damsels more than anything. but thats probably due to size.
     
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    stewart1481992 Plankton

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    As you can probably tell i have a lot to learn, i use to own a fresh water tank but decided to make the switch as it wasnt 'interesting' enough for me.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    They sound like Chromis to me.Do they have yellow tails? Maybe a Pic?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Normal learning curve.

    Forums tend to give more objective advise than fish stores.
     
  10. stewart1481992

    stewart1481992 Plankton

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    Yeah they're the ones! are they actually a type of damsel? thats what the fish shop had them advertised as.
     
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    Yes ,but far less aggresive.;)
    The angel as Cheryl has already stated will benefit from Sponges in its diet.My LFS usually has pieces of red or Orange tree sponge for sale but this is a great food for them as well.

    Ocean Nutrition Angel Formula Cube Tray 7oz
     
  12. stewart1481992

    stewart1481992 Plankton

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    well that makes sense! I use this food below

    New Life Spectrum Thera +A 1mm Sinking Pellet - Reef Delivered

    all my fish seem to love it but ill have to look into an angel specific formula. not sure whats on the market here in AUS so ill have a look in my LFS and see what they stock.

    thanks again everyone, you've all been a great help!
     
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