Yes. Bought frags from a local fragger who was battling it. I never had it. I couldn't see it in his tank, so I shrugged it off. Mistake. For months and months it was just a small patch on a rock. It just looked like moss and kinda cute so I left it as is. After about two months of dosing nitrogen it suddenly took off. It was everywhere. I dosed fluco, above recommended strength. I started seeing impact only into 2nd week. I did stop skimming as it causes skimmer to be over-excited. stopped carbon too.Are you positive it's bryopsis? Are you skimming during treatment?
Has anyone ever had fluconazole kill a fish? My Moorish idol that I've had for approx. 9 months suddenly appeared dead today. He has otherwise appeared healthy. He was definitely eating yesterday afternoon, his color looked great, he was active and swimming normally and briskly. Everything that goes into the tank goes through quarantine (TTM +prazi +metro or a 60+ day invert quarantine). I haven't changed anything other than dosing fluconazole (4000mg total guesstimated 20mg/gal Reef Flux though might be slightly higher than 20 depending on actual water volume which is a Red Sea 750 that has a total volume of 200g and a co-plumbed 25g lagoon) Friday afternoon and a 50g water change with my normal Red Sea blue bucket before the fluconazole. Yet here we are mid Sat and the idol was sucked up against the powerhead dead. Other fish look fine, corals look fine. It just came as a huge shock as he has looked super healthy and eats great then bam.... Any other thoughts then? I wondered if maybe this was unusual enough of a fish that people hadn't tested one.
SG: 1.026 (calibrated refractometer)
pH: 8.26 (Apex probe)
Alk: 8.0 (Hannah)
Phos: 0.03 (Hannah)
Ammonia: 0 (API, yes, I know. I won't buy more when it's empty)
Nitrate: 0 or super close to it (API)
Ca: 350 (Red Sea, lower than I'd anticipated)
Mg: 1120 (Red Sea)
Thank you I'll keep at itBefore the 1st treatment it was in alot of areas but I would just RIP it out. Then I started contemplating the fluconazole treatment and one day decided to do it and within 9 days I could not find any it worked quick, that time i followed the exact directions the OP posted. Then a month after it started showing up again, so I changed to half the dose and only turned off the skimmer for a day and it was gone just as quick as the 1st time. Though this time I left it in for 28 days. The third treatment I did the same as the 2nd one but left it in for 38 days. It took roughly a month before it grew enough in a couple spots before I noticed it yesterday. Gonna start treatment #4 in a couple weeks probably the same way as the last 2 and leave it in for maybe 2 months this time cuz it does seem to not come back in all the same places when it is back. I have alot of corals and fish and haven't seen any negative effects on them the last 2 treatments. Hope that answered your question.
It may be too soon to see anything yetI dosed fluconazole 3 days ago in my tank. I know its only been 3 days, but I havent seen much of an impact yet. My tank is 45 gallons, but i put 4 pills worth of Reef Flux not wanting to over do it trying to measure half a pill. Should I go ahead and put another full pill in or continue waiting it out longer?
Also, 3 days in - although I havent seen much happening yet - should I go ahead and turn my skimmer on or wait till I start to see some changes?