Quarantine of new Ornate Leopard Wrasse

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  1. KMench

    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Copy. Thanks for your help. I’ll let you know how it goes. If she’s out when I get home in ten minutes I’ll give it a try.
     
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    Didn’t see her long enough tonight to try and feed her. By the time I got worms in my hand to put in she went into the sand bed. I did doe prazi into the DT for her second dose. It’s been 5 days. I’ll run carbon in 24 hours to remove it. Every invert seems fine, feather dusters, crabs, conch, snails. Haven’t seen my shrimp since he molted a while ago..... corals all look fine with pp too. I’ll try the worms tomorrow morning when I get home from work.
     
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    You'll have to do another dose of prazi in this tank.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    No luck with the blackworms round one. She may have given them a cursory glance, but that was about it. @eatbreakfast, why do I need to do a second round in this tank? It has been fallow for 76 days. Can you explain the rationale to me? I can't quite figure out why its necessary ;Bookworm
     
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    Nevermind, I forgot your tank was fallow for that long.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok, thanks. Theoretically, if I had fish in the DT, but they went through two rounds of prazi, would you then say the DT needs two rounds?
     
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    As long as nothing wet went into the tank. Eggs could be brought in with corals or inverts.
     
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    A glance is better then nothing!
     
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    If it picking at the rock work, why not try mushing some small bits of clam or shrimp into the rock and placing it on the bottom where the fish hangs out. If after a while it is paying no attention to the rock you can remove it and try later with fresh food.
     
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    This trick works great for copperband butterflyfish, definitely worth a shot
     
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    I'll try squishing some shrimp into the rock when I get home this afternoon. Tolerated the second round of prazi well, and continued to eat throughout. I added some carbon last night to remove the prazi since it ran for 24hr.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Tried both techniques to no avail. I'll let you know when she finally bites ;Smuggrin
     
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    Still no luck with the black worms as of yet, next step will be to try ova i guess.
     
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    dang buddy I'm sorry, another option is live baby artemia (brine). Can get eggs and hatch yourself or order from algaebarn for convenience. They hatch in transit from algaebarn. If the fish doesn't eat any of what uve tried so far plus that or ova, I am out of ideas.

    Some people have had success with masstick but I've never tried it.
     
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    Yeah, I ordered some more pods from Reefnutrition so I added some ROE to the order too. Hopefully she eats it.... I've been trying the blackworms still and she barely shows any interest in them. This fish is a pain in the butt ;Sorry still happily picking pods off the rockwork all day though. I wonder if she didn't have the open access pods if the worms would've become more appealing with hunger
     
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    ROE comes tomorrow. We shall see if it works! I've still been trying the blackworms daily with no avail.
     
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    Best luck I've had and known others have is with live brine shrimp 1st. Then frozen brine shrimp, then start mixing in mysis with frozen brine. After that I've seen them start to take a variety of frozen fare.
     
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    I was thinking of taking some live copepods and mixing some frozen copepods in a couple times and trying to feed that and then maybe progress to frozen pods and other foods. I'll keep your idea in mind too if the Ova doesn't work
     
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    Ova came in today. Still no interest.... Lol. I ordered a Biota Mandarin, at this rate the mandarin might teach the wrasse to eat pods and frozen food
     
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    ~B.
     
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