Ich/velvet metroplex with focus and food

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by nanomania, Apr 2, 2016.

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I forgot to mention one more issue, i had a crazy current in my tank all the time, wud this be the cause? Iv bot an eheim compact 1000 for the return. Also working on a qt setup.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Sorry. Current isn't your issue. As I have mentioned in previous threads you have posted, your water parameters are probably your cause. I think that your water isn't up to par causing stress on your fish. Please post your values. Saying that the are good, won't suffice.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Well what i was trying to ask is can current be the cause of stress? My other clown is also dead...
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Tests means ammonia nitrite and nitrate right with sg and temp?
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Isopods?
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Current parameters...
    Salinity
    Alk
    Cal
    NO3
    pH
    Temp

    Start here.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Alk/cal i dont know as its gona be softies only tank
    No3 20
    Ph 8
    Temp 27c to 28c
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Alk, ca, and mag are important elements even for softies.

    The link I gave you should have gone directly to the disease article but that whole site is really useful. I highly recommend it.

    Ich tends to appear during times of stress, depending on how healthy the fish are depends on their ability to fight the parasite. It starts in the environment and how healthy the tank is. Medicating the fish can add stress because now their system is not only fighting a parasite but also dealing with the meds in their system.

    There is no medication that actually works on ich, many state they do but none remove the parasite from your water or fish. Even when ich isn't visible on the fish, its still there, the parasite is just in a different state of its cycle.

    I would recommend doing a good water change to lower your nitrates, 20 is a little high. This will also help remove as much of the meds in the water.

    To ensure the parasite is gone no fish can be added for 6-8 weeks. ich and velvet need a host, without a fish they will die. If you add fish at this point you run the risk of more loss.

    During this time continue doing your maintenance, reading, and testing
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Im not adding fish for 3mnths.. yes im gona do exactly. Im also removing all those chineese pumps and getting eheim pumps.. i gues ill spend on equipments then fish.