Think i found out my Wrasse's problem

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Puffer Chick, Feb 23, 2010.

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  1. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    ok i didnt think we could see the ick either, just looks really similar, and thanks glad to hear its just an isopod
     
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  3. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    FWIW, if my skin touches the bubbles, my skin gets itchy red marks... I've called this a 'sting' but it may just be allergic reaction.

    I feed my bubble whole silversides and it generally will eat the whole thing. it by far can handle the biggest chunks of meat in my tank...

    right now mine isn't too happy with its flow though, i need to go work on that.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You won't be glad if it's a parasitic one :D
     
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    yikes i rmemeber you saying before about them stinging, if you got red marks, id hate to see how sensitive mine would be, my skin and pretty much entire body is CRAZY sensitive

    ive got some pics ofthe bubble eating the chromis, just have to go find them, i eneded up finding them, lol funny thing about the bubble and the chromis, while he had the chromis in its mouth the cleaner shrimp decided to hop onto the bubble and steal it! so then i would put the chromis back into the bubble's mouth, then the cleaner shrimp kept on stealing the chromis, so then i decided to just take the chromis out and chop it up in small pieces then give it to the bubble, he ate everything, i havent fed him since though as he deffiently does not need it :D
     
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    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    ohhhhh their parasitic :eek: i didnt know that :eek: hopefully my melanurus wrasse will end up eating it, but if its parasitic i guess that wouldnt be a good thing for him
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some are, some aren't. If you see one hanging off of your fish, it's parasitic.
     
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    here are some pics of the bubble, this was from about a month ago
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    and from a few days ago*colors are a bit dulled out*
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    ok, i havent seen any on the fish, maybel ive gotten lucky :D
     
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    so the ick/coral stings are now gone
     
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    velvet

    might want to look into the disease "velvet". From what i understand wrasses are quite susceptible to this disease. I am in the middle of treating my sixline right now for this problem. It is a scale problem that creates a small white velvet-like patches all over the fish. It is caused by an oodinium fungus i believe.