When was the last time you have a had sick fish in your aquarium? What was it?

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When was the last time you had a sick fish in your saltwater reef aquarium?

  • I have a sick fish now

    Votes: 44 16.2%
  • It's been a few months

    Votes: 53 19.6%
  • It's been over six months

    Votes: 21 7.7%
  • Almost a year

    Votes: 13 4.8%
  • Over a Year

    Votes: 31 11.4%
  • Between a year and two years

    Votes: 17 6.3%
  • 2+ Years

    Votes: 92 33.9%

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Thinking about fish disease has me wondering how often people are having to deal with sick fish. It's been a long time since I've had a sick fish, like years I believe. Then again I haven't added any new fish in probably a couple years. But I still wonder about you and your fish so let's talk about it today!

1. When was the last time you had a sick fish in your saltwater reef aquarium?

2. How was your fish sick? What disease or injury etc?


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Been over 3 maybe even 4 years with a velvet outbreak after introduction of Achilles tang. Was able to save all fish but a chevron tang
 
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A few months ago when I was having lots of issues with water quality I had some ick and more concerning was a bacterial infection on my regal angel. I honestly thought I was going to loose the regal angel but after a couple rounds of ParaGuard dips the regal angels infection cleared up and the rest of the fish which had ick cleared up on its own once the water quality was improved.
 

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It's been ~5 months for me. I had an ich outbreak (came in on an Orchid Dottyback). Lost a tailspot blenny and the dottyback in QT, rehomed the remaining clown.

Disease has been rarer and rarer the longer I've gone in this hobby, and most I attribute to my own carelessness. In my previous reef, I lost a clown and a coral beauty in the first 4 months. Nothing in the 3 years after that. I dialed in the QT process, stabilized parameters, and kept clean water. This recent ich outbreak happened because I got cocky and decided not to QT the dottyback.
 

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I have not had any serious / notable illnesses for maybe 3 years now when a velvet outbreak killed almost everything. *knock on wood.*

I just purchased a UV sterilizer for disease prevention (not a cure, I know). I also try to feed a robust mixture of pellet, refrigerated, and frozen food items to keep the fish healthy.
 

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I don't see the option of never 20+ years. Did I just jinks myself?
I was thinking the same thing while posting it’s been over 15?years for me. Knock on wood.
 

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Im starting up my third reef tank a 125 and im ordering all my fish from my lfs who i have gone to for basically the entire time i was in this hobby by far way better than 98% percent of all the other local lfs and chains. His tanks are always clean corals look amazing fish are always healthy for the most part (the only time thier not is because they didnt ship well from his suppliers) and hes very knowledgeable. He does a 3 week to a month qt with different medications and lets the fish sit for the last week in clean saltwater for observation and to make sure fish are eating before anybody can get the fish from his store. (Obviously he doesn't medicate more sensitive fish but observes them for that time in thier own systems to prevent possible outbreak because he cant medicate.)
 

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Had my 3rd ich outbreak about 6 months ago. (Yes I QT'd fish but think it came in on snails or macro algae - have had trouble successfully QT'ing them). This time I decided to not to treat them since I lost fish during quarantine the last 2 times. It actually cleared up on its own, so I've just been monitoring them since and concentrating on a healthy diet and clean water. Planning to add a UV Sterilizer to help. Just trying to figure out the best way to hook it up. :rolleyes:
 

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The most recent disease i had was ich on my powder brown tang about 5 months ago but i did get him from petco and didnt qt him. I learned my lesson about not getting fish from better places that take the time to make sure the fish are healthy and eating before they are sold and do qt for about a month before they get sold. Thats why im going with my lfs to stock my new tank with who does that suff for all my fish to make sure i dont have sick fish from the start and stay that way. (Even though his prices are slightly higher its worth it for the peace of mind of not having issues or disease outbreak.
 

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Been over 3 maybe even 4 years with a velvet outbreak after introduction of Achilles tang. Was able to save all fish but an Achilles tang
How did you go about that? How big was the display? I have a 280 display and I have a velvet outbreak now. The problem is, I have 30 fish in it with a wide assortment. 4 Tangs, several wrasses, clowns, blennies, gobies, cardinals etc. Sand bottom and live rock. I have a 100 gal hex tank half full of salt water to put them in.
 

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How many different food items do you feed your fish?

  • Only one food

    Votes: 19 5.1%
  • 2 Foods

    Votes: 39 10.5%
  • 3 Foods

    Votes: 90 24.1%
  • 4 Foods

    Votes: 54 14.5%
  • 5+ Different Foods

    Votes: 133 35.7%
  • 10+ Different Foods

    Votes: 38 10.2%
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