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Any idea if this is ick? Also how can I treat this with NO QT and invertebrates in my reef tank, crabs and shrimp, bubbletip anemone, bunch of coral, sand sifting star and a urchin.

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Feeding a 3 part mix right now, occasionally I toss some flakes in, did 0 research on food just going based on what the fish store said. Any good or trash food? Lol
 

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Feeding a 3 part mix right now, occasionally I toss some flakes in, did 0 research on food just going based on what the fish store said. Any good or trash food? Lol
Nothing wrong with marine cuisine imo. They make another called "emerald entree" this would be better for the tangs.
If you are able to, I'd suggest ordering some seachem vitality from amazon. Soak the food in some of this prior to feeding and it will assist the fish with fighting the ich. It is just a mixture of amino acids and vitamins for fish.
 

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Any idea if this is ick? Also how can I treat this with NO QT and invertebrates in my reef tank, crabs and shrimp, bubbletip anemone, bunch of coral, sand sifting star and a urchin.

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That’s marine ich, Cryptocaryon. It’s a bad enough infection that you probably won’t be able to manage it in your display tank with invertebrates present. Moving the fish and treating with copper ASAP is the best course of action....sorry!
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How small can a QT be? And keep all fish in it together? Or would it be easier to remove the coral and invertebrates and treat the DT
 

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Depends on the fish size and number of.
A QT is nothing but glass, heater, hiding spots, and sponge filter, rather simple.
This is the way to go if you want to correct the problem
 
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Depends on the fish size and number of.
A QT is nothing but glass, heater, hiding spots, and sponge filter, rather simple.
This is the way to go if you want to correct the problem
I have 1 sailfin tang, 1 lavender tang, 4 blue chromis, 1 filefish, 3 Darwin Clowns, 1 mandarin goby, 1 ruby dragonette 2 purple firefish, and 1 algea blenny. What's the smallest tank I can QT that amount in. All I got is credit cards for this mission lol need to go cheap on this. It couldn't wait until I get paid that would be to easy lol
 

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I have 1 sailfin tang, 1 lavender tang, 4 blue chromis, 1 filefish, 3 Darwin Clowns, 1 mandarin goby, 1 ruby dragonette 2 purple firefish, and 1 algea blenny. What's the smallest tank I can QT that amount in. All I got is credit cards for this mission lol need to go cheap on this. It couldn't wait until I get paid that would be to easy lol
I’m second guessing my diagnosis here! If the fish looked that bad with ich on Friday, they should be much worse, even dead now four days later. How are hey looking now, can you post new pics?
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I’m second guessing my diagnosis here! If the fish looked that bad with ich on Friday, they should be much worse, even dead now four days later. How are hey looking now, can you post new pics?
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Will post new pics in about an hour, I just bought another 75 gallon tank to setup as QT just in case, going to get it shortly
 

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I have 1 sailfin tang, 1 lavender tang, 4 blue chromis, 1 filefish, 3 Darwin Clowns, 1 mandarin goby, 1 ruby dragonette 2 purple firefish, and 1 algea blenny. What's the smallest tank I can QT that amount in. All I got is credit cards for this mission lol need to go cheap on this. It couldn't wait until I get paid that would be to easy lol

I have used a Rubbermaid tub for QT tanks. They are a lot cheaper then a new glass tank.
 
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Petco sale glass 75 gallon 105$ couldn't pass it up, fish looks the same as it did Friday no worse no better lol adding water to the new QT in the am, how long should I wait before putting the fish into it?
 

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As soon as temp and salinity are in check, sponge or small pump moving water.
Weak lighting.
Ammonia will need to be monitored.
Daily 10% water change daily, vacum up poop and food will go along way to keep this down.
Great deal on that tank man, you now have both a QT and emergency tank for your valued pets.

Glass, IMM, is the best QT as we can “see” clearly, changes in fish as they progress. 20F5DAA2-2B4D-4E71-988B-23A137B8135B.jpeg
 
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As soon as temp and salinity are in check, sponge or small pump moving water.
Weak lighting.
Ammonia will need to be monitored.
Daily 10% water change daily, vacum up poop and food will go along way to keep this down.
Great deal on that tank man, you now have both a QT and emergency tank for your valued pets.

Glass, IMM, is the best QT as we can “see” clearly, changes in fish as they progress. 20F5DAA2-2B4D-4E71-988B-23A137B8135B.jpeg
I've got this pump, just need to keep the water moving right? And a fluval sky I had over my freshwater tank before i upgraded

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I'll post an update of the setup when I get to work, it's at the tire warehouse, my shop tank lol after I QT these fish I'm setting up a 120 and taking em home. My customers are gonna be mad lol they love this tank
 
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