Ich ? prob not, but what, 7 days in, no deaths, hmm

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by cosmo, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    So my blue eyed kole is covered as well as my YT the black clown too! I'm not concerned as they are all happy, eating well and not flashing or scratching! But I've never seen it look this bad. Is it just because its on a black fish that it looks worse?
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  3. oldfishkeeper

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    I've seen a lot worse unfortunately...that doesn't look awful....
     
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    Hard to tell from the pics, but if they are as healthy as you say, continued feeding of a varied diet and as little stress as possible should eventually allow for them to heal up.
     
  5. cosmo

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    yeah I'm not worried about Ich, thats easily dealt with, usually, just don't like the size of these cysts. they literally flap in the current, BIG for my tank.
     
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    It doesn't sound much like ick
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I agree with Alex.

    Can you turn down the blues and get a better image Ryan.
     
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  9. cosmo

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    yeah, I think its lymphocytes of some sort, not brooklynella which is great.

    Cheryl, I'll try, but getting an image of a tang on an iphone is as you know, not the easiest of tasks

    BUT the rest of them are showing classic Ich symptoms
     
  10. nicewrasse.com

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    If it looks bigger than a grain of sand on the fish, it probably isn't Ich. Did you add anything recently be it fish/coral/rock from another tank? If no, then what has changed in the past three or four days to cause the outbreak?
     
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    I added a pair of sleeper head gobies
     
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    Is the second picture (the bottom one) of the Kole tang? It looks like white/greyish stringy loops almost. Is that a fair assessment of what is on him?