BTA help!

BRS

HolyMackrel

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
16
Location
Boca Raton
Had BTA for about 4 months and it just seems to slowly be wasting away. Everything else in tank is thriving. Picture of parameters attached. The past few days he's looked awful and constantly moving.

Running biocube 16g with refugium. Switched from stock light to AI prime 16hd with a month acclimation, ended about two weeks ago. Picture of pirates preset at full intensity attached as well.

Any help is much appreciated!
20210511_220243.jpg
Screenshot_20210511-223823_myAI.jpg Screenshot_20210511-225829_AquaticLog.jpg 20210224_163857.jpg
 
First Choice

chizerbunoi

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
893
Reaction score
888
This would be a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics to treat, or a reaction to something that might be dosed in the tank. Apart from WC, how else do you maintain your tank? I really think it might be a bacterial infection though.
 
BRS
OP
H

HolyMackrel

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
16
Location
Boca Raton
This would be a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics to treat, or a reaction to something that might be dosed in the tank. Apart from WC, how else do you maintain your tank? I really think it might be a bacterial infection though.
Thanks for the info! I do WC of 15-20% every other week. Middle chamber of the biocube has refugium. I use filter floss on top of chemi-pure blue bag changed every 2-4 months and have a bag of matrix media filling the third chamber. No skimmer. I dose for alk and calc as needed. Phyto every couple of days. I really try to keep stuff I add to a minimum.
 

Jekyl

GSP is the devil and clowns are bad pets
View Badges
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
4,742
Reaction score
8,180
Location
Michigan
Here ya go

 
OP
H

HolyMackrel

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
16
Location
Boca Raton
Here ya go

Thanks, just read it! Unfortunately the Cipro I'm finding is either out of stock or requires a vet prescription to purchase by the pill. If I can find some I will post treatment pictures
 

Neros503

Active Member
View Badges
Marketplace Rating
Joined
Jun 22, 2020
Messages
408
Reaction score
535
could it be the phytoplankton? as soon as I started dosing that stuff, my nem started acting just like how yours is.
 

Reefing_addiction

Corals over Crack
View Badges
Joined
Jun 14, 2020
Messages
6,906
Reaction score
21,876
Location
Aurora
Thanks, just read it! Unfortunately the Cipro I'm finding is either out of stock or requires a vet prescription to purchase by the pill. If I can find some I will post treatment pictures
Try looking on chew for cipro
 
AS

Eagle_Steve

To many tanks!!!!!
View Badges
Joined
Jan 30, 2018
Messages
5,005
Reaction score
25,542
Location
Eagleville, TN
OP
H

HolyMackrel

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
16
Location
Boca Raton
AS
BRS

WHAT WATER CHANGE "PERCENTAGE" MAKES IT WORTH DOING?

  • 5% - 10%

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 10% - 20%

    Votes: 8 53.3%
  • 20% - 30%

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • 30% - 40%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 40% - 50%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50% or more

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No water change is worth it

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (please explain in the thread)

    Votes: 1 6.7%
CS
Top