Discussion in 'Diseases' started by nyvw, Feb 6, 2012.
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it does appear to be a little ick on him does the clown mess with him, if hes feeding feed him as much as he will eat and keep lights on as little as possible until he recovers, keep tank temp as high as you can to, imo it does help
Raising the temp will speed up the life cycle of ich and possibly help rid the fish of it sooner. However, raising the temp could also stress out the fish causing ich to get worse. It also lowers the available O2 in the water which could mess with the pH, causing further stress. IMO, if the fish is eating keep him well fed and try to reduce stress as much as possible. A healthy fish that is eating can beat ich on his own. If things start to deteriorate, then I would look into other options.
Hope that helps.
look into soaking your food in some garlic and selcon too, a little vitamins and supplements can never hurt. I soak my food all the time in selcon, and use garlic once or twice a week. good luck
Thanks guys, i actually havent been able to get him to eat yet since he is a recent add.. all he does is eat pods through the sand. I guess my best bet is too keep the temp up and the lights off.. gunna be a pain since i jsut got my first coral in today lol
im thinking i should set up a qt tank asap
I would leave the temp alone and really wouldn't worry about the lights. I've heard that they are really hard to get to eat and eventually starve. Have you got any live fods on hand to supplement his feedings?
What else is in the tank with him?
Two Ocelarris clowns.
I dont have any live food, just frozen mysyis and frozen formula one. I also have flakes and pellets i can try again..
What kind of live food should i get if thats what i need.. my lfs never gave me the heads up about live food. I read they were really hard to get to eat also i hope he can survuve off the pods but im having some doubts now
How long has the tank been up and running? At the very least I would be supplementing pods as I believe the tank is fairly new? You may want to try nutramar ova, I have heard great things but haven't been able to find it to try it out around here.
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