Ich outbreak, Hypo started

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by fhabercrombie, Oct 19, 2010.

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  1. Flaring Afro

    Flaring Afro Purple Spiny Lobster

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    You could just use a container as a qt. Lowe's has "christmas tree" ones that are 50 gallons and nice and wide and long for $20. ;)
     
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  3. geaux xman

    geaux xman Astrea Snail

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    so what happened with the achilles?
     
  4. fhabercrombie

    fhabercrombie Fire Shrimp

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    They were transfered back to the display tank treated with selcon and vitamin c and they all got over it. The achillies is happy and healthy. I know the parasite is still in the tank but they have obtained an immunity and I have had added to the stock since with no ill effects or further outbreaks.
     
  5. RedGambit

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    Glad to hear that!
     
  6. fhabercrombie

    fhabercrombie Fire Shrimp

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    Thanks...He actually has grown quite a bit.
     
  7. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    I am glad you got through that. It is nice to hear about survivors.
     
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  9. Ryland

    Ryland Stylophora

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    I did hypo once....it didnt go well. I killed my angel. I have heard a lot of arguements for and against treating fish in a qt. I have used them with and without success. It seems almost impossible to get rid of ich in your tanks. Im glad to hear it worked out for you. I am going to qt my next fish and hope for the best. I am not going to use hypo though and instead I will use copper to be proactive instead of reactive even if there is no sign of ich. I am determined to keep ich out of my dt.
     
  10. mazaj

    mazaj Feather Duster

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    personally i dont think it matters if your QT is cycled or not in fact is is better not to be. when you drop salinity most of the bacteria will die or stop working. this is why qt has to be bare bottom and use some pvc pipes for hiding places. my experience with ich is do not panic and just do nothing. i wanted to treat ich and dropped salinity in DT, big mistake. i could not finish 2 weeks of treatment. i increased salinity and ich came back.
    now 3 month after that my hypotang is cured and no sign of ich on other fish. i donno if the disease is still present in the tank but the fish is coping with it or is is long gone.
     
  11. fhabercrombie

    fhabercrombie Fire Shrimp

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    Thanks, I watched your video tonight, your black tang is awesome!
     
  12. mazaj

    mazaj Feather Duster

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    just a clarification, i said do nothing that is if your fish is eating well. if not i donno what you can do but surely its not eating cause it is stressed and moving to qt and hypo is gonna stress more.