Orca Labs Res-q-med

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, Sick fish, QT, Coral help' started by NJH, 7 Sep 2015.

  1. blrock

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    Hi Guys. Today is day 12 and the white spot has really come back with a bang over the last couple of days! The tang is badly covered the spots; even worst than day one. The white spot has also spread to my Solar Boxfish. Not sure what is going on. I taken more pics to keep track.
    Perhaps I should contact Orca and asked for some advise......
     
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  3. madmatt

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    That's hectic.
    Let is know what Orca have to say and suggest
     
  4. QuickenZA

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    Yeah on day 18 and my regal still has signs of spot. None of my other fish has it though.
     
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    i think the best way to contact them is via facebook
     
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    Not good news for the product by the sound of it.
     
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    If used correctly it works brilliantly for WS and stops other parasites eggs from hatching, ending the life cycle. Unfortunately many other illnesses are misdiagnosed. RES-Q-MED will not cure bacterial infections for instance.
     
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    Hi,

    a clearer pic is needed but it doesnt look like WS, but rather Lymphocystis
     
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    the secret to any treatment is correct diagnosis, and making sure the environmental conditions are optimal for good health.

    we often forget that any change in environment can trigger stress and immune system degredation, from food, to tank mates etc
     
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    Those are pretty big cysts. About 2 years back Dallas and I were "guinea pigs" for this product before it was even introduced to the market. I bought a Achilles tang and used it in my small reef system where the tang was housed. The tang got WS within two days, but it cleared up very quickly after that. The product works if used correctly and as directed. If your fish is still eating, carry on treatment until after 20 days. Lymphocytes is a viral disease that will go away with time.
     
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    What is the longest continious period you can use it?
     
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    Believe it's 22 days
     
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    Did anyone notice gorilla crabs dying after using this? I dosed this in my 250l tank and the next day I found two dead crabs.
     
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    Mmmmmmm, interesting. I suppose that's good hey? :)
     
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    I would do a dance if that happen to me I had to manually hunt my gorilla crabs. Buggers ate all my sps
     
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    @blrock, have you maybe done anything different in the tank while you have been dosing, maybe a new addition, new coral, anyway you could've had a spike in nutrients, think back, it could help?
     
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    It would be serendipity at its finest!
    Strangely enough this was the only other thing I added to the tank (dissolved in RO) so I strongly suspect that it did target them. I do have high nitrates but my blood shrimp is fine as it would have been the first one to die of high nitrates.

    Would be quick interesting to see if anyone else has the same result (would probably make this product even more popular :p ).
     
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    Do not mean to hijack the thread but does this mean that if used on a tank that is fallow (after having marine velvet or ich for instance) that the medication will kill any unhatched eggs still in the display? Possibly reducing the time the tank would have to stay fallow?
     
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    Can you extend treatment past 22 days?
     
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    most medication is ingested into the fish via food and water and the parasites etc adsorb it from the host thus killing themselves.

    The medication will not kill the eggs or speed up the gestation period etc
     

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