Petco rescue, two tangs

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  1. ngoodermuth

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    Ich can make fish yawn and scratch too... it’s basically their way of trying to clear their gills.

    Usually, if one fish has flukes (or any other parasite) his tankmates will also. You could dip the tang instead if it would be easier to catch.
     

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    That was my thought but I just wanted to confirm with you. I'll try to catch the Tang, I really hope it's not flukes
     
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    @ngoodermuth, I need to figure out what to do here... I was able to catch my scooter blenny and give him a fwd, he has flukes:mad:. I have fenbendazole, I can do hypo, and the dt has already been through 2 rounds of prazi a little over a month ago. The only thing I don't have is enough tanks to put all my fish in and the stuff I need to set them up. Please tell me what I need to do. I have two 5 gallon tanks and a bunch of 5 gallon buckets full of saltwater for the new tank when it arrives. I have too many corals and inverts to consider hypo in my dt so I think I'm stuck with catching everyone. Luckily nobody is showing any major signs of distress at this point

    I hope everyone that thinks qt isn't necessary reads this, I'm no longer an anti-vaxxer
     
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    Also, Baby Dory is still doing great!
     
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    Are you sure that's the same fish and not a stunt double?? Lol
     
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    I have trouble believing it myself!
     
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    She’s looking great!
     
  8. fishybizzness

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    Btw, the worm culture I got from you is alive and kicking! Should be able to harvest in a week or two! 20190512_211406.jpeg
     
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    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    That's great! Just give them a squirt or two of rodi and make they have food and they'll be a never ending food source
     
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    Thanks again!
     
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    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    You're welcome!
     
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    What fish do you have? Full list?
     
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    Two tanks connected to a common sump:

    32 gallon biocube
    Pair of Picasso clowns
    Neon dottyback
    Blue and orange damsel
    Diamondback goby
    Scooter blenny
    Banggai cardinal

    55 gallon
    Pair of maroon clowns
    Golden head goby
    Blue tang
    Banggai cardinal
    Six line wrasse
    Long nose hawkfish
     
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    Ok, so do you have any idea when the new tank is coming yet?

    What if you turn the new tank into a temporary QT and administer hypo there? Move all of the fish over (maybe minus one pair of clowns, the perc pair could probably go in a 5-gallon instead)

    Flukes have a fallow period of 4-weeks, so you would only have to keep them there for that long. Or, if you held them a bit longer could possibly take care of the ich while you are at it... provided the ich does not survive hypo (some strains have been known to be resistant)

    Another option would be to treat with hypo first, and then CP after bringing the salinity back to normal range. I would avoid copper though since the hope is to use that tank as a DT.

    Would just mean Dory would need to wait quite a while for her permanent home :(

    Otherwise, if you could find a other larger tank second-hand that would work too.
     
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    That's a good idea! I'm not sure exactly when the new tank will be available yet, I guess Joe has been having a litte trouble getting in touch with the guy who has it. I might be able to check with him and see if he has an old tank laying around that I could borrow for a while.
     
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    For everyone following, she's getting better each day!

    20190513_111501.jpg
     
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    Great job!
     
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    Her HLLE looks SO much better, I bet it will heal nearly completely.
     
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    Amazing!
     
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    This is wonderful, Great Job!!
     
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