REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum

    What is this tube looking thing?, Apr 22, 2018 at 8:57 PM
  1. crabs_mcjones

    Unfortunately I am unaware of any natural predators. But I've been told a small dab of superglue on the end of the tube will starve them out and help keep their numbers in check somewhat. #reefsquad any predators or suggestions?
  2. Aqamai LRM, Apr 22, 2018 at 2:19 PM
  3. Lovemyreef2015

    I'm not familiar with this light. #reefsquad might know something to help you out. I also see you are a new member, welcome to R2R
  4. Flasher and fairy wrasses dying in hypo-QT, Apr 22, 2018 at 11:48 AM
  5. swensos

    I've had terrible luck with flasher wrasses and lubbock's fairy wrasses in my QT. They eat well for a month or two, then one will hide for two days, breathe heavy, then die. Other fish and wrasse in the same tank will survive and move onto my DT.

    I do thirty days of hypo (12 ppt) to treat ich/flukes in my well-established 20 long with cured rock, heater , ATO, and a koralia pump. I slowly lower and raise the salinity before and after the hyper using a drip change of heated water. I feed metro food for a week or two if I see symptoms of internal parasites. I have a thermometer and ammonia badge to monitor.

    In every batch of fish, my flasher and lubbocks wrasses will be active and eating for even a month, then they kind of lay down and die two days later. Never at the same time. Sometimes they'll die weeks apart.

    In the current batch, I had a blue flasher, mccoskers, lubbocks, and ruby-head. They've been in hypo for a little over 30 days. The lubbocks broke his back, so I put him in an acclimation box in the QT. He survived in there for more than two weeks while lying on his side, which is surprising, because if there was a disease in the tank, you would think he would die in a day or two, but he just kept living. While the lubbock's was slowly dying from not being able to catch food, my blue flasher suddenly started hiding. Two or three days later he was dead, no sign of any fin damage (lubbocks still alive). About a week later, a couple days after the lubbocks finally died from starvation, the mccoskers began to hide and stop eating. I've also never seen any aggression between the ruby-head and the mccoskers. The mccoskers actually used to chase the larger lubbocks and blue flasher, but only briefly.

    I managed to catch the mccosker, who was laying on his side and breathing heavy (the koralia is pointed at the surface in the tank so I get a lot of gas exchange). Today, unsure of what to do, I gave him a 90 minute bath of Ruby Reef Rally. He seemed to become slightly more active during and after the bath.

    I just finished the bath. Flukes and ich can't survive hypo. It's doubtful velvet would not show symptoms on any fish and take months to kill only flashers and lubbocks. Should I treat with the trifecta of antibiotics? Thanks for any help, sorry I included a lot of info. #reefsquad @Humblefish @melypr1985 @ngoodermuth @4FordFamily
  6. What is it?, Apr 21, 2018 at 6:23 PM
  7. nautical_nathaniel

    I believe it is a form of macroalgae but I don't remember the name off the top of my head. Perhaps someone in the #reefsquad can help more :)
  8. ID please, Apr 21, 2018 at 6:11 PM
  9. DSC reef

    #reefsquad any ideas? I'm going with chalice or acan echinata, I can see some skeleton underneath.
  10. How fast can I bring up sg from 1.020 to 1.025? High ammonia in shipping water, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM
  11. Dodgersfan

    I do also have a lot of fresh ro on hand, I could probably drop the sg on the qt to 1.023 pretty quickly, but I don’t know how to do that math. Can anyone tell me how much tank water to replace with RO in a 20 gallon to drop sg from 1.025 to 1.023? #reefsquad ?
  12. Convert Quarantine to a Reef tank after using copper, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:01 PM
  13. Is this velvet? From healthy to dead in 24hrs, Apr 21, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Please excuse the audio. I managed to catch these 3 fish this AM. My flashers is breathing heavily and laying on the side. Clowns are acting up. Can some one please ID this disease? I’m setting up my QT today.

    Still to catch the TANG. Other Wrasse, Hawk and Goby seem to be fine at this point.

    I’ll read the treatment article now. Just need some ID.

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