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  1. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    A lot of fish won't eat much for the first few days to a week. No need to try and overfeed; they will eat when they are hungry and can go a week without eating. Better to maintain high water quality and stick to the only feed what can be eaten in 3 minutes rule. Now, treating for diseases is something totally different, so keep a very close eye out.
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never been able to get those small gobbies to eat for that exact reason. I almost thing you have to set up a species tank for them.

    Hope you have success with the little guy

    J
     
  4. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Astrea Snail

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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I too think it is ich.
     
  6. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Astrea Snail

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    So here's my plan, transfer fish to substrate less quarantine tank. Leave infected tank dry for weeks.

    Treat q tank with ich medication or hyposalinity. Setup and cycle new display tank. Move fish over to to new display tank.
     
  7. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Good plan. I've used hyposalinity before on a blue hippo, very effective IMO. When you lower the salt, do it very gradually as to not harm your fish.
     
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  9. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Astrea Snail

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    Yeah it's surprising to me that fish can take 1.0009 for weeks and be ok.
     
  10. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    IIRC it is actually raising salinity that is the bigger concern vs. lowering it.
     
  11. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Astrea Snail

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    Is there any chance this is lymphocystis?

    Looking at him again, does Marine Ick really poke out like that?
     
  12. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    Am I a bad person because I have never really treated ich....I'm the old school person who believes ich goes away with good food and water quality. I have had many fish get it and it eventually clears up if the fish is getting nutrition and is stress free for the most part.