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Discussion in 'Tank Emergency' started by Michelle Crossley, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Michelle Crossley

    Michelle Crossley Active Member

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    I have looked with a flash light with her lights on blue. I can't see any gold dusting but I can see her skin is mottled along the bottom of her body
     

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    So are you seeing some small bumps? Take a look at the pictures in this link. Another possibility is the Scooters brought in flukes. Flukes may be the "mottled" skin you see.

    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/flukes-–-general-guidelines.224423/#post-2594743
     
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    Try and get a couple of photos as clear as you can and hopefully will be able to positively id. As above though with no medications, a freshwater bath is pretty much the only emergency course of action you can take at the moment.
     
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  4. Michelle Crossley

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    Could you please explain this in layman terms as I do not know what FW or a acriflavine bath is. Sorry never had anything wrong with my tank or fish before to have any experience
     
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  6. Michelle Crossley

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    Please could you explain what a Fresh water dip is and a acriflavine bath is please
     
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    I posted a link with a video for the dip above as well as the instructions for the acriflavine bath.
     
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    Here’s a video from the link showing exactly how to perform a freshwater dip:


    If a fish has flukes, around the three-minute mark you’ll see a flurry of little white sesame seed shaped worms.
     
  9. Michelle Crossley

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    Thank you.
     
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    Don’t ever trust a LFS to quarantine. They just can’t do it properly, it’s not economical. If they say this, they don’t know what they’re talking about. Sorry but I agree with @HotRocks here. Good luck :(
     
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  13. Michelle Crossley

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    When you say my display needs to be fallow,are you saying there are to be no fish in the tank at sll
     
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    Yes fallow for 6 weeks to eradicate velvet from your DT. Inverts can stay in, coral can stay, just no fish.
     
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    Yes that’s what fallow means. Velvet can survive for 6 Weeks without fish after that time it will have starved to death.
     
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    Great stuff. I will just throw myself in the canal now..I only have one QT tank and the naso is in it
     
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    What other fish are in the DT? They will all need to be treated for velvet
     
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    2 oscilaris
    2 Scooter Blennies
    I Flame Angel
    1 yellow tang
    1 Regal tang
    1 pyjama Cardinal
    1 Banguai Cardinal
    1 Baby Vallentini Puffer
    1 Koran Angel
    1 Royal Gramma
    1Orange Spot Goby
     
  19. Michelle Crossley

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    I only have 1 QT and the Naso is in it
     
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    Unfortunately you now have to assume that the other fish are infected whether they are showing symptoms or not so if they all go in the same qt or not is fairly irrelevant. It’s whether the tank is big enough to hold your all current fish.
     
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