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HK's white spot (Marine Ich) outbreak

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That's a shame.
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #16

I've been a bit slack.  The fish could have been back in the DT by now, but I've not rasied the salinity enough yet.  Got to do it slowly, so will be a few more days.

The Royal Gramma is still looking healthy  :cool:

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Reply #17

Lost the kole tang overnight  :(  Guess raising the salinity was too stressful for it.  Seemed fine when I went to bed.

Everything else seems ok.  Will be going back in tonight  :grin:

Finger crossed for no more losses!

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Reply #18

Bloody hell, it's horrible when that happens! No signs or stress or illness?
Sad times.
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #19

I've been raising the salinity over the last few days, and I know that's stressful for them.  I followed the instructions of not going more than 0.003 points per day, but it seems it was too much for the Kole.  I didn't notice any stress signals from it, or I would have slowed down.  One or two of the others did a bit of heavy breathing, but only for a minute when I poured in some water, then they settled down.  The Kole seemed ok at night, but when I went down in the morning, it was stuck to the side of the filter.

The rest are in the DT now.  All seem ok, and have fed. :cool:

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Reply #20

Aarrrrhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

The bitch is back!  :cry:

I must have stuffed up the process at some point.  The yellow tang and foxface are both showing classic white spots.  They're all back in the hospital tank.  I'm going to start the treatment tomorrow, as they've only just had a big salinity change.  I hope they're throng enough to pull through round two.

I can't believe this  :angry:  Another 8 weeks with no fish in my DT.
Last Edit: Sep 8, 2014 11:14:49 pm by HK_Fuey

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Reply #21

Aww crap HK.

If it makes you feel any better, it's a good job the fish have you as an owner, some folk would just throw the towel in...

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Reply #22

I nearly cried.  Sooooo frustrating.  Feel sorry for the poor fish.

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Reply #23

Bad times, you're properly dedicated, it's great to see, do you need anything?
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #24

Awh that's sh1t!
How long are you supposed to leave the tank fallow I'm sure I read somewhere it should be 12 weeks?

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Bad times, you're properly dedicated, it's great to see, do you need anything?
Just a beer!
Awh that's sh1t!
How long are you supposed to leave the tank fallow I'm sure I read somewhere it should be 12 weeks?
The article I've been following, says 8 weeks.  That period should be plenty to ensure the Ich has been through it's cycle and failed to find a fish to host, therefore can't survive.

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I have always read 12 weeks on other forums too, but I haven't read any articles!
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #27

Hmm...off to do some more research. 
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I'm back.

Found these:
http://www.chucksaddiction.com/ich.html
Which says that the lifecycle is 28 days, but to leave the DT fallow for 6 weeks to be sure.

http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/fish-diseases-treatments/23132-marine-ich-myths-facts.html
"4. Cycle can be completed in less than 7 days, but usually within 24 days BUT can go as long as 72 days. Literature usually quotes ‘average’ number of days. 72 days is rare; 60 days usually encompasses more than 99.9% of the observations and research."

"10. Let aquarium go fishless (without any foreign saltwater additions (e.g., water from LFS system, water from another tank or system -- use only distilled or RO/DI for evaporation and freshly made, uncontaminated salt water for water changes), without contamination from infected tanks, live rock additions, etc.) for at least 8 weeks and the tank will be free of MI. This 'fallow period' has over a 99.9% chance of success. Keep the aquarium running normally -- lighting on as usual, pumps, filtration, feeding inverts, and maintain normal tropical temperatures (78F is good)."

http://www.ultimatereef.com/articles/whitespot/
"...it has been calculated with a 50% safety value that to be 95% certain that any fish is marine white spot free then the quarantine period is 71 days (just over 10 weeks). So there’s the figure for those of you who want a definitive answer to the “how long do I quarantine my fish for?” question. However, a confidence interval of 90% is achieved at 6 weeks and for many reef keepers 6 weeks plus a prophylactic treatment is considered a gold standard."

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Hmmm
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #29

My Yellow Tang is on his last legs  :cry:  Put him in a breeding trap to stop anything picking at him.  I hate white spot!!!


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