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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Everyone in the tank has been 100% healthy including the Niger Trigger.
    This morning, I saw the trigger hiding, and the rest of them have a white (not looking like ich) stuff on them.
    The triggers eyes are puffy and white looking. I don't understand what has happened. The only thing I did over the last two days was leave the lights off to combat some brown algae. Please help. I attached a picture of the Niger. I had a problem a couple weeks ago with flukes and treated it with prazipro and everything was perfect for over a week. This is really upsetting, I am not sure what went wrong overnight!?
     
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    I just posted the wrong picture. Here is the right one.
     
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    Here is a pic of my osellaris
     

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Did you check all your water chemistry, did the water cool off because the lights were off?

    Are the fish eating? If so Selcon and feed often but as appropriate.

    Fish get pop and weird eye aliments from elevated nitrates or ammonia spikes, also physical injury from rock work or other fish.
     
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    Its both eyes. I am starting to think my heater is not keeping the tank consistent. My tank temp is 77 this morning, we had the house pretty chilly last night and outside temps were around 25. We had our fireplace going most of the day into the night early and the living room was around 75-80. Could the tank have heated up to the room and then dropped overnight too quick?
    They are eating and acting normal. Except the trigger.. he wants to hide.
    I'll look at Selcon and see where I can find it quick around here.
     
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    I just put my spare 300 watt heater in the tank. to bring it back up to 80
     
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    If it was ich from temp drop would it cause that on the eyes of the trigger or could it be two separate issues? He did dig a big spot under the rock over the last day, stirring up a TON of sand etc.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The issue may very well be from a temp drop. Marine Ich was always there it just becomes symptomatic when stressors such as chill, aggression, decline in water chemistry, malnutrition occur. Correct the issue, feed the fish and hopefully they'll all make it through.
    Setting up a QT right now and moving all fish over to treat IMO would just cause more stress right now but that is a decision you have to make.
     
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    Thank you.

    I'm also seeing a strange white colored stringy slimy type stuff on the surface of the water... I've never ever seen something like it before.