Think i found out my Wrasse's problem

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  1. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    alright so please bare with me, these pics are HORRIBLE two are without the flash and one is with, the two without the flash are REALLY hard to make out, but if you enlarge and zoom in you can somewhat make out the white dots, i couldnt get any clear nonblurry pics to come out without the flash, but with the flash on it does not show up again sorry for the horrible pics

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    i dont know why i cant get them to come out in pics
     
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  3. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Ugh, I can't really see. I have horrible eyes!
     
  4. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i know pics are really bad, plus it didnt help that actinics were still on, and he stays on the side that gets the window reflection

    i wonder if its just a bunch of sand :-/ im always seeing sand particles in the water column cause the vortech is almost too strong for my tank and pics up the sand really easy so maybe it just stick's to him???
     
  5. slowleak

    slowleak Feather Duster

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    I think its a normal thing for the fish and your just freaking out ;)
     
  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Sand sticks to Rex all the time. Could be that!
     
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    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    ich isnt nearly as bad as velvet. with velvet your fish can be a goner within 2 days.
    ich they can last weeks/ months or even get "cured" with a proper diet.

    what makes ich so deadly is the secondary infection fish get from the wounds the parasite produces.. thats from what ive read.
     
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  9. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i dunno, he gets whatever it is really bad he gets covered in it, my other fish never get this, dont think its normal

    bubble coral stings or that is the only thing that kind of makes sense but with bubble coral stings i would think he'd have some sort of side affect, but im leaning more towards sand, just because he gets it so often
     
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    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    soooo glad its not velvet, big relief. lets hope if it is ick that it wont end up killing him, i have no QT setup so medication isint possible
     
  11. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    it could be sand, i only had ick once on a fish but it sounds like that. Of coruse with my dottyback it was sand, and i was freaking out for no reason. I think if it was ick though at least one of your other fish would have it by now, even though the flasher is the one getting picked on which could cause a stress related immune weakness... i dunno, if any of your other fish start to get a spot then I would set up a hospital tank. Each wave get progressively worse.
     
  12. Puffer Chick

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    yea im really hoping its not ick, but id be very relieved if it was just sand and not an issue