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  1. raflo

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    Hi fellow reefers


    this mornin i noticed that one of my clown fish has a white spiderweblike substance on its body.googled it, turns out to be brooklynella or something.
    my advisor at the lfs gave me myxazin said to add directly into tank twice a day.no need for qt.
    does anyone know if this is the best solution?
    also how do i get my fire shrimp to clean my fish?:blush:

    any help app....thanx.
     
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  3. LuckyFish

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    First: Did you add a new fish? If, when was it?
    Second: Do not add myxazin into your tank, unless it is a fish only systems!
    Third: If it is really brook, you need to catch all fish and quarantine them.

    A picture of your clown would really help!

    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=19562&highlight=brook
     
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  4. raflo

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    Hi LF

    cant get my phones bluetooth to link to my laptop so no pics now

    already added it to my tank as he said i should.the rest of my fish are fine only one clown affected, but he is eating well only swimming in strange patterns.added new ls a week ago consisting of a star fish 3 hermits and2 turbos
     
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    Is it a fish only system?
    When did you add the last fish?
    And what fish was it? Is he still alive?
     
  6. raflo

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    yeah fish and live rock only
    i have 2 bangais 2 kupang damsels and 2 occelaris clowns.
    the clowns being the latest addition about 2 weeks ago.
    no deaths as yet
     
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    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Then it could be brook. Use myxazin as recommended.
     
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    thnx Lucky
     
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    Is the fire shrimp in the same tank as the clownfish?
     
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    Oops, did I miss something?
    Fireshrimp? Not so sure if she will make it with Myxazin.
     
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    Speed reading again?
    Bottom of first post mentions a fire shrimp.
    How will the snails and hermits do with the medication?
     
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    lol, well caught dave. Not sure I'd risk the shrimp with myazin. Can you put the inverts in a quarantine tank?
     
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    Speed reading, yes. I just saw it.
    But it should work.

    That's from the manufacturer.

    MYXAZIN can also be used to sterilise nets and live foods such as Daphnia and Tubifex, for treating Whitespot in seawater aquaria containing invertebrates.
     
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    thanx for all the research u guys have done to help me.
    speedy and helpful
     
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    Myxazin must be dosed at 1ml for every 15litres ONCE a day for five days more or less at the same time. After the 5 days you need a "rest" period of 48 hrs. If the fish are not cured by then, do a water change and start the 5 day course again.

    It says this on the bottle if I remember correctly? The chart says 5ml for 75litres = 1ml for 15litres
     
  16. jacoc

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    it will work yust follow the instructions...leave blue lights of for the treatment period...and remove carbon ...i have been using it for over 10 years now in a mixed reef and never lost a invert or fish or coral ...as long as you follow the instructions and dont over dose your fish will recover...and tobes is right only dose once a day ...i normaly will dose at night when lights out and only dose 5 days if fish is badly efected...otherwise 3 days for white spot normaly does the job ...it is going to colour your silicone blue though..
     
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    thanx 4 all the info guys will do as instructed
     
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    Guys can i interject here...

    Myxazyn is deemed safe by the manufacturers for use with inverts BUT should only be used where no option of the fish being removed is available..

    MEDICINES in general are harmful to something and the principal behin such invert "friendly medicines" is to stress a lesser in size organism to the point of erradication or submission before the larger inverts are effected..

    so while it is said to be safe it is most definatley killing something.. both good and bad...

    this is why Quarantine is so important!!!!
     
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    Is there a newer Version of Myxazin...? As I was looking into them at one stage and was told that you can't use it when you have a Shrimp...?...I just went surfing to see which one is the "safe" one...but all I could find is still this one that says: Fish Only System...
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Suitable for seawater (fish only systems), tropical freshwater and coldwater aquaria[/FONT]
    Myxazin
     
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    belindamotion..As far as I know there is only the one...but as Leslie said medicine should always be the last resort...I have cleaner shrimp and emerald crab and they survive on it ...I dose 10% less than the manufacturers recommend to be safe...and only for 3 days not 5..as 3 is normally enough ...all fish dieses should be treated with care ...it is impossible to catch anything in my tank so when something goes I ether have to leave it to die or medicate..But I still bite my teeth every time I do...and haven’t lost a fish yet ...
     
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    ok its a sad day i lost my clown
     
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