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Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by rob189, 6 Jul 2011.

  1. rob189

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    ok so i finally decided to ask for help. a bit late i know. i got myself to blue mandarins a while ago. my dad was looking after my fish for me while i was away. i returned on sunday to find them covered in white slime stuff. sorry the pics are crap. if its what i think it was, its the same thing that wiped out my last 2 mandarins aswell as all my live stock 3 months ago... all help will be appreciated

    thanks.



    oh and i high doubt that my QT tank is "correct", so ya...please help:blush:
    my QT basically is a small tank with a hang on filter thing and a heater. it was my ''DT'' as such untill i got my current tank

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    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Ok first thing what is he eating if at all?
    Secondly is he breathing rapidly ? Where did the water cone from for you qt?
    Did the other lifestock have the same white slime?

    If so, get a test kit, loose the sand and rock and get some pvc piping.
    Substrate and rock is not fun in a tank is you have to do treatments and can also harbour
    Bad parasites etc.

    I think you should look at cupramine and a coper test kit. Dpending on you answers, i suspect velvet?
     
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    i suspected veltet as well... both my mandarins have and they eat like pigs. do i really have to remove the substrate? :( the mandarins actually seem perfectly healthy to me, no unusual behavour, just the slime
     
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    Also get an airstone ...
     
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    DO they have the slime 24hrs or is it gone by 10am or so, they form a slime coat to protect them selves and when they bury into the sand, maybe wrong here, my psychedelic also form a slime coat at night and is gone by 9 to 10 when the MH is on
     
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    the whole time :(
     
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    Herbatana rocks . stop skimmer for 10 days like it says on bottle and dose everyday.
    and it works wonders. You gunna have super fish in no time :)
     
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    Rob I have used it, saved my clown for sure, was too late for a bi colour blenny. Rob don't procrastinate your fish is suffering. Skimmer off for 10 days. So no need to upgrade in the next 10 days.
     
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    What are you feeding the mandarins? Looks a bit thin in the pic.
     
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    Herbtana

    It rocks as an immuno stimulant and helps with healing and building resistance. As far as curing diseases I would not rely on it as I have lost MANY fish with this option.
     
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    +1 but with me it just made it worst. To help boost the immune system when introducing new fish.:thumbup:
     
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    ok where do i get this stuff from? mandarins still look the same
     
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    Herbitana is the best product I have used!
    Get it from any LFS, if they don't have ask the to order you some!

    I always have some at my house!
     
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    does anyone have advice and hopefully pics on how i can turn this tank into a proper QT and what meds i should us(if my LFS doesnt have herbitana). im currently using paraguard everymorning and dont do water changes
     
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    Rob, check with your LFS on Monday, if they don't have PM me and I will get some at my local LFS and then ship it to you.
     
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    thanks man :)
     
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    No problem, I know the feeling, when you need something and you can't find it!
     
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    ok question time....

    i am redoing my QT now which means that im taking the sand and everything else out. new water or DT water? im thinking DT
     
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