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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I had a bicolor angel, tomini tang, and a koran angel. The tomini tang and bicolor angel looked perfectly fine, but the Koran angel had small white stuff on his rear fin. I thought it was lymph so I did not worry too much about death or the other fish getting it. I wake up this morning and both...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    About a week ago I added ... I just realized all of these posts start with the same sentence. So about a week ago I added about 50 Astrea snails to a 150 gallon year old tank. My Emperator Angel likes to hunt and eat snails at least 1-2 a day and I like to see my rocks and acrylic naturally...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    UGH. Let me start with - you live and learn and starting out in saltwater I knew I would learn, just not this quickly. I got a tank from my LFS - a nanocube 24 - that had live rock, live sand and water that had already been set up in store. Took it home, cycled it at home and once all my water...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So 3 weeks ago my tank got a velvet outbreak I immediately removed every single fish from the tank and put them in qt and have been treating them with .4mg of cuparmine so far i have only lost 3 fish but I have a few questions I have a golden dwarf moray eel that i know doesn't have velvet i...
  5. Marine Depot
    Aquarium Medications: How to Treat Sick Fish Sometimes, despite our best efforts, illness can set in no matter how many precautionary measures we have taken.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, when I left for work this morNing my achilles tang had white spots all over him and I presumed it was Ich. I was going to try and catch him when I got home tonight and put him in my hospital tank. When I came home he looked like the picture below. I fed him and he ate as well as grazing on...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well, after I apparently aquired velvet in my tank and losing both a McCosker's wrasse and a yellow tang I decided it's time for meds to come into the picture. I pulled the live rock and substrate and am treating the tank with copper. My question is what's the best way to kill the velvet on the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings Reef Tank members! I'm new to the forum and pretty new to saltwater aquaria. I've got plenty of experience with freshwater, but that doesn't translate to saltwater quite so cleanly. If I may, and if you'd like to read, I'd like to tell you guys the history of this tank. After the...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello everyone, Alright, so i started my reef tank with a clarkii clownfish. He was beautiful and amazing. After some time i bought a bicolor angelfish, from another fish store which should be very good. But then it started to get white spots. I thought it was ich at first, so i fed them...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 180 its packed with fish and rocks pry 300lbs and 3 feet of fish. In the sump I have macros in a 40 breeder with lr and a swc 250 skimmer with upgrades a 40 watt gamma uv running 180gph. return pump is a mag12 I have about 2000gph flow in the display. all the params are ok slightly...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150g reef tank all was going well then boom my fish got white on them stopped eating,etc treated for ich nope not it :-( I lost 8 clowns, blue hippo, brown powder, gobie and cardinal all in a 4 day span. :doh: So I placed uv sterilizer in, im fish free but have lots of coral and or...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Took a "business trip/vacation" to San Fran and came back to a dead Powder Blue Tang (it was the Naso I was worried about as the PB was eating, fully active, great color, etc and the Naso still only eats brown algae). I also lost two Allens Damsels. I didn't notice anything wrong with any of...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    HI, ive read alot on these, but finding qualified pics is hard. Fish gasping, covered in small spots, started 3 days ago on regal tang not spots but cloudy skin, spots developed yesturday, now sailfin tang, coral beauty, cleaner wras and 2 fire fish have it, peppered with tiny spots, on eyes...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    okay, on saturday i got a pair of young clownfish. i don't have a quarantine tank. so i acclimated them and i added them to my tank. a 20 gallon with about 25 lbs. live rock and 20 lbs. live sand. with a strawberry basslet an engineer goby a coral banded shrimp and a sally lightfoot crab, plus 4...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All! So Nina, my little blue tang looks so bad! it came out of nowhere too! I tried to take pics, but she's so quick it's hard to get a good one. I know that they're very susceptible to ich..but still..her looking fine one day and not the other makes me sad. I can't give you water specs..and...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I was wondering if anyone here knows how to get rid of this red velvet algae that's been growing on my rocks. It looks almost like fuzzy red felt. I tried turning off my full spectrum lights for a week, leaving only my actinic lights on, which prevented it from spreading. When I put my full...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello to all of you who have more experience than me...I need some of your knowledge! Between my LFS and what I read I diagnosed my male clownfish with velvet. So I set up a quaratine tank, and since its highly likely all fish were exposed put all 4 fish in...their all small (only running 29...
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