Deadly disease causes discoloration

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  1. waynet

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    IMG-20130323-00157.jpg Urgent help needed to identify disease in my marine tank.

    It has already killed my powder blue tang, a damsel and now a clown. I have been treating my tank for ich with Cupramine but this does not look like ich. It causes grey patches (see image) and eventually fish start swimming erratically.

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    Look up brooklynella and get myxazin
     
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    hyposalinity treatment for bacterial diseases

    Thanks for the advice. Have done some research and it looks like a hyposalinity QT is the quick answer. Will also try myxazin.
     
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    HypoSG do not work for brook
    Only formalin medications

    HypoSG only work for white spot
     
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    That's what i got reading up on brooklynella, but you obviously have practical experience, so will get the medication. Any suggestions of a LPS that stocks myxazin? I stay in Florida.
     
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    By the way, can I use it at the same time as Cupramine?
     
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    You must stop cupramine
    Most fresh water LFS have myxazin but do not dose like the bottle
    You must use half dosages but dose 2 times a day
     
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    When u say stop Cupramine you probably saying use carbon to remove? I started the copper treatment by 20.ml the first day and another 20.ml after 48 hours as per instructions on the bottle to a 820l tank. It's been at the0.5 ppm for the last 2 weeks.
     
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    Carbon is a good option with a water change
    Do you have a test kit for copper

    Or you can put the fish in a QT
     
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    Did you buy any new fish from anyone before the problem started just to protect other users. It happened to me and the person knew he had brook but did not say anything. Had to clear out my tank as effectively nothing cleared it out.
     
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    Yes i have a copper test kit.

    I bought 3 new fish from the same LPS. The two fish i had deposited had ICH and were being treated for it, so i bought these 3 instead.

    Thanks for the advice. I just hope i don't lose anymore
     
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    hi

    Something that helps me sometimes is garlic.

    Just get some fresh garlic, chop it fine and feed a pinch of it to the fish with their food.

    Helps with parasites.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I did try fresh garlic and mixed it with brine shrimp but they tasted it and spat it out. I even tried putting it in the seagreens and they just stayed away from it. I don't know, maybe I put too much - one clove per two blocks of artemia
     
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    If copper is not helping garlic will never
     
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    Hi Yuri, I am busy clearing out the copper before i start the myxazin. Do I drop the temp from the29 C back to 25? The remaining fish are still eating (striated tang, box and pygmy angel ) with angel being the only one still showing discoloration
     
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    Yes 26 to 24 is fine for a normal tank
    The lower the temp the more oxygen your fish get
     
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    Thanks for all type advice!
     
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    Garlic is good for building up their immune system . It helps them fight off what's attacking them . It has proven to be useful spesifically with parasites but so far as I have seen or read it doesn't cure the illness itself . I bought a product called garlicguard . I soak nori in it and they eat it like sweets . Remember , a strong healthy fish can battle off deseases better .
     
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    Hi Fred,

    I have purchased a garlic supplement for exactly that reason - but as you say it has preventative rather than curative properties. Thankfully it does seem like things have settled down in my tank now. the three surviving fish seem to be okay.
     
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    That's awsome news bud . I am really happy to hear it !
     
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