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I am so glad to have quarantined this new fish, it's a skunk grouper and it has a new patch? It looks bacterial but I can't tell properly, I have it with my large sailfin tang in a 10 gallon as quarantine, it wasn't coming out of the pvc pipe even after a day so I was worried and booped it out to check on it, i currently have ruby rally and powdered praziquantel aswell as tablet form metronidazole, he also seems to be breathing a bit faster than usual, if brighter light is required I can send better vid/picture

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I am so glad to have quarantined this new fish, it's a skunk grouper and it has a new patch? It looks bacterial but I can't tell properly, I have it with my large sailfin tang in a 10 gallon as quarantine, it wasn't coming out of the pvc pipe even after a day so I was worried and booped it out to check on it, i currently have ruby rally and powdered praziquantel aswell as tablet form metronidazole, he also seems to be breathing a bit faster than usual, if brighter light is required I can send better vid/picture

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This is bacterial and fish appears to be in a quarantine setting already. If no meds used currently, seachem kanaplex is best as its easily absorbed by fish however Ruby Rally will work, just will take a little longer. Maintain good water quality and add oxygen during treatment.
 
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This is bacterial and fish appears to be in a quarantine setting already. If no meds used currently, seachem kanaplex is best as its easily absorbed by fish however Ruby Rally will work, just will take a little longer. Maintain good water quality and add oxygen during treatment.
Thank you so much, i updated with better pictures, I guess my hunch was right!
 

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May be injury from PVC piping
It might be, but I also have a sailfin tang in there which is about 6 inches and he's alright so, currently I put the injured fish in a serparate viewing tub in the quarantine tank with another powerhead pushing right up the surface, I added about 4ml of waterlife myxazin with 1ml treating about 2.2 gallons, temperature is 28c around 82 degrees
 
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This is it's colour currently
 

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@vetteguy53081 how long should I dose it for? These are the instruction's

Use on day's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Add once a day for two days for new fish

Should I use one dose for 5 days or one dose everyday for 5 days?
 
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@vetteguy53081 i just came back and found him dead with his gills flared up is there just anything I had done wrong? My sailfin tang seems okay and shining brightly, are groupers sensitive to medication's?
 

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@vetteguy53081 i just came back and found him dead with his gills flared up is there just anything I had done wrong? My sailfin tang seems okay and shining brightly, are groupers sensitive to medication's?
Sorry to hear and as mentioned bacterial and may have been from inside and out. Im not convinced the tang palyed a part in injury and bacterial issue
 
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Sorry to hear and as mentioned bacterial and may have been from inside and out. Im not convinced the tang palyed a part in injury and bacterial issue
I had just got him a day ago and now he's dead of a bacterial infection, truly unbelievable, maybe it was already in its finally stages and finally just couldn't take the stress
 

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I had just got him a day ago and now he's dead of a bacterial infection, truly unbelievable, maybe it was already in its finally stages and finally just couldn't take the stress
It may have been infected already, suffered an injury from netting or scrape . Uronema does this, but doubt it was uronema.
Lets get a second opinion @Jay Hemdal
 

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A large tang and a grouper in a ten gallon tank may be a concern. What was the ammonia level? Does the tank have good aeration?

When fish died with flared gills, that is often a sign of oxygen deprivation - either from a gill disease or from a lack of oxygen in the water. The grouper breathing at 100 BPM is a sign of rapid breathing.
 
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A large tang and a grouper in a ten gallon tank may be a concern. What was the ammonia level? Does the tank have good aeration?

When fish died with flared gills, that is often a sign of oxygen deprivation - either from a gill disease or from a lack of oxygen in the water. The grouper breathing at 100 BPM is a sign of rapid breathing.
I had a pump pointing right at the surface agitating the water all around the aquarium, the sailfin tang is about 6 inches, the grouper about 2 inches, is it possible for a fish to have both a gill disease and a bacterial infection? The ammonia is zero because I had added sponges from my 210gallon tessalata aquarium
 

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I had a pump pointing right at the surface agitating the water all around the aquarium, the sailfin tang is about 6 inches, the grouper about 2 inches, is it possible for a fish to have both a gill disease and a bacterial infection? The ammonia is zero because I had added sponges from my 210gallon tessalata aquarium

Gill diseases can be any of three causes: bacterial, protozoan or flukes. Sometimes, you can get a combination of these in the same fish (for example, damage from flukes can lead to bacterial infection).

I'm still worried that the tank does not have enough good aeration - air stones are many times better than just pointing a pump at the surface.
 
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Gill diseases can be any of three causes: bacterial, protozoan or flukes. Sometimes, you can get a combination of these in the same fish (for example, damage from flukes can lead to bacterial infection).

I'm still worried that the tank does not have enough good aeration - air stones are many times better than just pointing a pump at the surface.
I also have a hang on the back pushing out water on the maximum, my sailfin tang is breathing normally but if it was the case with the multiple diseases then I am truly just out of words, i just got the dead fish out and it seems to be having some extra mucus
 
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Gill diseases can be any of three causes: bacterial, protozoan or flukes. Sometimes, you can get a combination of these in the same fish (for example, damage from flukes can lead to bacterial infection).

I'm still worried that the tank does not have enough good aeration - air stones are many times better than just pointing a pump at the surface.
I just checked the ammonia levels through api test kit and it showed me 1ppm of ammonia i don't know if it's because the fish died or because the ammonia was already high (i don't know for how long the fish was dead since I was at college, i saw it dead when I came back) just for some accuracy, I checked my 1.5 year established 210gallon aquarium with my tessalata which I've not fed for about 4 to 5 days and it shows about 0.50 or 0.25 so i believe that the test kit is just not as accurate
 

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@Jay Hemdal is it possible for ammonia to go high even when I used media from an established aquarium? I also cleaned out a dirty sponge from the aquarium and used some of that exact water to put in my quarantine tank
 

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I just checked the ammonia levels through api test kit and it showed me 1ppm of ammonia i don't know if it's because the fish died or because the ammonia was already high (i don't know for how long the fish was dead since I was at college, i saw it dead when I came back) just for some accuracy, I checked my 1.5 year established 210gallon aquarium with my tessalata which I've not fed for about 4 to 5 days and it shows about 0.50 or 0.25 so i believe that the test kit is just not as accurate
The API ammonia test is an issue. However, if you tested this tank and got greener result than in your main tank, there was likely some excess ammonia present.
 

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@Jay Hemdal is it possible for ammonia to go high even when I used media from an established aquarium? I also cleaned out a dirty sponge from the aquarium and used some of that exact water to put in my quarantine tank
Unlikely, but possible. The fish waste/bacteria relationship is dynamic and tough to predict. A good ammonia test helps monitor that.
 

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