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Horrible couple of days

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Just keep going mate, it’s clear you’ve got the best interests of your fish at heart and clearly doing all you can to do things properly.

I rate your effort!

I remember my first and only real tank wipe out as a new irresponsible marine tank owner I packed my Red Sea Max 130D with multiple damsels, lionfish, clownfish, and the straw that broke the camels back… a long horned cowfish that wiped the tank out with ich… I tried reef safe treatments resulting in me watching my fish die one by one.. (As such I have no faith in reef safe ich products)

It’s all part of the journey, best of luck with things!


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Hi Sam,

Have a google of uronema, see if that's what your chromis has.  It's very very common in those.

Thanks will have a look.

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Reply #32

You're doing a great job, quarantining is a right pain (but IMHO the least worst option!)

Tremazol is best done twice, I can't remember the timescale, 7 or 8 days (check instructions). On the second one, i take the fish out of it, straight into the display.  Saves doing another water change on the quarantine tank.
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Reply #33

Search for tremazol on here and you'll find info on how to dip the fish.
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Hi, so this week's update. The Chromis has passed and yes I do think it was uronema, we also lost another wreck fish. So I am down to my two clowns, a fire fish, a gold rush tang, a chromis and the remaining wreck fish. But we are in the home straight so considering we could have lost them all, I am taking it as a win and getting excited about moving them back to the DT.

First tremazol treatment due on Thursday then second treatment and back in DT the following Friday. The DT will have been fallow for 74 days.

I know some people say 90 days fallow but mostly everything I have read says 72 days is the goal. Happy to be corrected by you guys if you think I should wait longer but quarantine for this long is hard on my fish.

So I am soon to be running three tanks 😁 for a while to restock. My plan for the new fish is two weeks copper tank then two weeks observation tank with tremazol treatments (in a bucket to reduce 80% water changes) then into DT.

All I know for sure at this moment is my first new fish will be a lawnmower blenny as my DT needs one  :grin: any other suggestions for what to restock will be gratefully received  :glad:




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Hi, so this week's update. The Chromis has passed and yes I do think it was uronema, we also lost another wreck fish. So I am down to my two clowns, a fire fish, a gold rush tang, a chromis and the remaining wreck fish. But we are in the home straight so considering we could have lost them all, I am taking it as a win and getting excited about moving them back to the DT.

First tremazol treatment due on Thursday then second treatment and back in DT the following Friday. The DT will have been fallow for 74 days.

I know some people say 90 days fallow but mostly everything I have read says 72 days is the goal. Happy to be corrected by you guys if you think I should wait longer but quarantine for this long is hard on my fish.

So I am soon to be running three tanks 😁 for a while to restock. My plan for the new fish is two weeks copper tank then two weeks observation tank with tremazol treatments (in a bucket to reduce 80% water changes) then into DT.

All I know for sure at this moment is my first new fish will be a lawnmower blenny as my DT needs one  :grin: any other suggestions for what to restock will be gratefully received  :glad:


Sorry to hear about the losses 😔 uronema is sadly not possible to eliminate from an aquarium just by leaving it empty.  It can survive without a host. However it only commonly affects clowns, damsels and chromis, and only really shows up when they're stressed.  Generally not a major concern as long as the fish are otherwise healthy.

For ich 72 days ought to be fine. In fact 42 days often would be fine. It's just there are occasions when it takes the parasites cycle a much longer time to complete for various reasons (e.g. tank too cold).

Anyway well done for getting to this point,  I've had to do this myself so I know how much of a pain in the backside it is!!
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Reply #36

Just to add that I also believe 72 days should be fine based on similar research I did a while back
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Reply #37

Latest research Def proves a warmer tank speeds up the ich cycle. 27 C was mentioned for a 6 week lifecycle.
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Reply #38

Hi,

Sorry for lack of updates been a busy few weeks with my son's wedding, family visiting and a new puppy 🤩.

But happy days with my DT looking fab with fish back in. So worth all the work 😁

I have an algae blenny in QT getting ready to feast!

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Brilliant, some good news
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