HK's white spot (Marine Ich) outbreak

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Reply #90

I have had the same luck Mike I keep corals a lot better then a I can fish :( so I can sympathise with HK you do your very best and it still happens.

I'm going for 4 months fallow this time to try and hopefully rid my system 100% of it I was like yourself I cam very close to removing all corals and inverts and attacking the system with copper it is testing at times but so rewarding on the other hand when all is going well.

Keep at it you will get there I'm sure :)

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I don't use faceache at all and going by the above posts don't sound like I'm missing much haha

Me neither!
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Reply #92

I was on there years ago but got fed up knowing when people was taking a dump or what they was having for tea and if they had a fight with there girlfriend.

As the saying goes I would sooner take a poo in my own hands and clap instead of going back on there haha

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Reply #93

Yeah, will double check things Mike.  I lost 4 fish in 24hrs, that had been in there for weeks, doing just fine.  The neon blue goby looks perfect still, and has shown no signs of stress.

The fish are all in the QT.  Corals and inverts are in the DT, and everything looks spot on there.
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Reply #94

Blue goby now looking dodgy too  :damn:

Like the others right before they died, it's skin looks cloudy, and rough looking.  Could this be a disease?  Thought it might have been a pH issue with the others, but why the delay to this one reacting?

Best pic I could get...
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Reply #95

That's similar to what my bannerfish looks like now a little cloudy & rough and he won't eat at all.

I'm just about to start running carbon and I've been dosing regularly with vitamins throughout the treatment.

I hope the little fella pulls through as they are hardy little buggers!



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Reply #96

I'm wondering if it could be Brooklynella...
Brooklynella
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Reply #97

I'm wondering if it could be Brooklynella...
Brooklynella
I'm with you on that been there with that myself



Sadly nothing in my tank survived that does look to be very fine like a dusting of icing sugar on that wrass so I would say brooklynella as well :(

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Reply #98

Goby is dead now too.  That's the lot  :'(

I did order some formalyn, but it's not arrived yet.

I'm really not sure what approach to take next.  I will get the new tank ordered once we get our arses into gear and get the kitchen floor sorted.  I will QT any fish before they go in, but I'm undecided as to how to go about it now.  I think I will do hyposalinity, as the main risk is whitespot.  But I may add formalyn to the process, to ensure no Brook (as well as some other common diseases/parasites that will kill off).  I'm wondering if it's worth adding anti-bacterial and anti-fungal medicines in there too (not all at the same time), or maybe hold back on those, and just use if/when needed.

Thoughts anyone?
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Reply #99

Sorry to hear of your last loss  :(

I too have been thinking of how to do the QT once I start to restock from shops again.....do I use medications/treatments ???

If anything I may just dose with vitamins and maybe a stress coat.

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Reply #100

All my fish going through copper before going anywhere near my tank in future.

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Reply #101

It guts me seeing all this , its  an expensive hobby without flushing them all down the bog, i have a lipstick tang a
and wud love another tang or 2 but think is it worth it , tangs seem to be the carrier most of the time

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Reply #102

Not sure they can be blamed for being the carriers.   Who can tell.  Often it can be in the system, with fish that are all fine, then something stresses one of them, and boom, outbreak.  Tangs are just more susceptible to picking it up, than most other fish.  In theory, good QT methods should eradicate it.
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Reply #103

Ahh i wud like to add a yellow tang or carribean yellow/blue tang to go with my lipstick.  What do u think

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Reply #104

My current thinking is this for QT:
Eradicating diseases and parasites - Marine Fish - Marine Fish Diseases - ReefBase Marine Fish & Reef Keeping Forum

Given what I've been through, if I were you, and you have the space/cash, I would take the existing fish out and QT them (as above), leaving the DT fallow for 12 weeks, then QT anything else being added (fallow 12 weeks for corals/inverts, and dips for the corals too, and as above for fish).

Seems extreme, but I've lost a lot of cash, time, and worst of all, lives.  It's so depressing.  There are several others on here going through whitespot and other outbreaks on here too.
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