Petco rescue, two tangs

Discussion in 'Fish Disease Treatment and Diagnosis' started by Mjrenz, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. ckalupa

    ckalupa Active Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    322
    Location:
    Mishawaka
    bring it back SLOWLY. Try to keep the changes at +.003 per day if possible. I dont know what that magic daily number should be but raising from .009 back to the .025 range over a week or two is certainly easier. And watch for other symptoms along the way. Buoyancy issues (swim bladder) can show issues if you move too quickly.
     

  2. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I imagine if I'm topping off with salt that should lessen my chances of having a dip in ph. If ammonia and ph stay in check should I avoid water changes to keep the salinity as stable as possible while I bring it up?
     
    MombasaLionfish and tdlawdo like this.
  3. ngoodermuth

    ngoodermuth Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,869
    Likes Received:
    10,769
    Location:
    York, PA
    I usually top off with full 1.025 saltwater when a supplier sends a fish in 1.015-1.020, but maybe it would make sense to start somewhere in between to keep it even more gradual? Like maybe start by topping off with 1.018...

    There’s a salinity change calculator you can use too if you’d rather do it via water changes but I think using evaporation should be fine.

    I would defer to what someone with more experience with true hypo says though, since it isn’t really my area of expertise ;)
     
  4. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    200
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I've done hypo a few too many times. I usually just top off with regular salt water to bring them out of it. Best to do it a few times a day. That should be fine in a 10 gallon unless you live in a desert. Just write down the goal salinity for each day and test daily. If you need to dilute the top off water, you can. This is one place where a hanna salinity meter comes in REALLY handy. You can just stick it in the water and keep an eye on the salinity level as you add the salt water.

    FWIW, she didn't show signs of ich, but given the conditions she was in, I have to assume she had it. I'd highly recommend switching to a sterilized tank before ending the hypo to avoid any possibility of ich returning. She's doing really well and the last thing I'd want to do is have to go through a different treatment in a few weeks...
     
    JoshH, tdlawdo, Mjrenz and 2 others like this.
  5. Dolelo96

    Dolelo96 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    921
    Location:
    NE Florida
    How’s she doing tonight?
     
    MombasaLionfish, tdlawdo and Mjrenz like this.
  6. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I haven't started to end the hypo just yet, I'm keeping an eye on her before I decide to stop before the 30 days. So far she's still doing well
     
  7. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    She's hiding so I can't get a pic but she's still doing great!
     
  8. JBKReef

    JBKReef Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    1,735
    Location:
    Burlington, KY
    Whats the latest on the new tank for you? Did I miss that in one of the past posts?
     
  9. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    Joe has been having some trouble getting ahold of the person who has the tank, I'm going to check with him again today
     
    ckalupa, tdlawdo and MombasaLionfish like this.
  10. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    This is the best pic I could get this morning, she's hiding more for some reason. Maybe I should consider ending the hypo

    20190517_082508.jpg
     
    tdlawdo and MombasaLionfish like this.
  11. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    590
    Location:
    fl
    I doubt the hypo has much to do with it. Probably more that it’s still in a sterile QT. I think it needs to get into a more natural setting before you are going to see more natural behavior. Are you going to put it in your current display tank at some point?
     
    tdlawdo likes this.
  12. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    We're waiting for her new home to be ready for pickup :)
     
    ckalupa, Dolelo96 and Flippers4pups like this.
  13. Dolelo96

    Dolelo96 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    921
    Location:
    NE Florida
    Found these at Marine Depot. Anyone have experience with them? Posted this question in the medicine forum, but haven’t had a response. Thought I’d try here since we’ve definitely talked about most treatments available:confused:

    BB39351C-F8DF-434E-A10A-0882C3DAD389.jpeg 8033AC9F-A965-4A3A-BF80-931214FE7A91.jpeg 77F71B98-1880-4F8E-8035-E098F5F35968.jpeg
     
    MombasaLionfish and Mjrenz like this.
  14. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    It's dinner time!

    20190517_202645.jpg
     
  15. Dolelo96

    Dolelo96 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    921
    Location:
    NE Florida
    There's the beautiful baby!!
     
  16. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    Here's another side by side showing her first day and today

    Photo_2019-05-17_10-34-39_PM.png
     
  17. Dolelo96

    Dolelo96 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    921
    Location:
    NE Florida
    That first pic still infuriates me. So happy you found her. She looks awesome. Can’t wait to see her in her new home!
     
    MombasaLionfish and Mjrenz like this.
  18. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I can't wait either!
     
    tdlawdo, MombasaLionfish and Dolelo96 like this.
  19. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    3,346
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    Here's baby Dory!

    20190518_181605.jpg

    20190518_181616.jpg
     
  20. Cohibaman

    Cohibaman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    121
    Are you sure that’s the same fish? Lol
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page