Urgent help needed Brooklynella?

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  1. Brendan6

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    Hi people.

    So I have lost half my livestock in the space of a week while I was out for work. My lady let me know of what she thought was white spot, so she bought some meds and treated it. As of last night, there was a sudden bloom of disease again and I have lost 2 mandarins, my midas blenny and the kole tang which was the fish that the disease came from.

    I would like to know what this is, any ideas? (pic to follow)
     
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    i would quarantine immediately , start hypo and start doing Formalin baths
     
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    Very worried that the stress incorporated with catching the fish will be the death blow to my tang.
     
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    Sorry man, looks bad
     
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    Imagine the stress of the fish if left untreated... Just a thought...
     
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    Not treating the infections will almost certainly end in the death of the fish so either stress the fish trying to save it or wait for it to die.

    Treatment is the only real option you have, ideally to be done in a quarantine tank for long enough to break the life cycle of the parasites. Implementing one method will not work as reinfection will occur in the coming weeks if all steps are not taken at the correct times to completely kill the parasite in the different stages of its lifecycle.

    Your tank should sit without fish for around 6 weeks to ensure that the whitespot does not reinfect the fish once they are reintroduced after quarantine/treatment in a separate tank.

    Not something one ever wants to be doing in an established tank...prevention is always better than the cure. Never more so than in the case of white spot. Once it is in your tank you will struggle to clear the tank of it using any method other than quarantine.

    Best wishes to you, hope you get the little guys back to health
     
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    Also apply fifteen minute fresh water dips at ambient temp for the live stock.
     
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    I have collected my water and I am busy warming the qt up. Should I dose herbtana to the system?
     
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    If it is Brooklynella there's a good chance many people's systems will be infected... So my question is how sure are you it's Brooklynella? If it is brooklynella inform the LFS immediately.
     
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    Bro until I get help with ID from the people that know what they are talking about, we wont have a positive ID. I hope it is not brook so that other people wont be affected.
     
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    Ok so I dipped her in fresh water for 10 mins and got to take a pic...not looking good at all.

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    Was anything laying in the bucket after the FW dip?
     
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    fresh water may remove some parasites and offer some temporary relief , i dont think you understand the seriousness of brook , your fish will be dead before the week is up , hypo them , and extended formalin baths , by the looks of that fish i would say 5% solution at 30min to start
     
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    Ok cool thanks for keeping us up to date... I'm a little worried as I just got fish from that LFS.
     
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    yea man I get you and the seriousness of the situation. I am getting formalin and have set up a qt which the fish is already in. The fresh water was something that I could do right now so I decided to do it as it is a slight help to the fish.
     
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