Sad Day today my Poor Fish

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Xereo, 4 Aug 2011.

  1. Xereo

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    Well i dont really know what to do.
    Came home today and seen the power was off.
    Well hoping everthing was ok and it was not.
    Kole tang Dead :( and the rest of my fish are covered in white spot..
    And i mean covered... I have no idea where it came from but yah,

    Trying not to stress..

    But anyway its just put a damper on this hobby
     
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  3. 459b

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    Sorry to hear that.
    Is the power back on yet?
    Are you sure its whitespot? Odd to have appeared so quickly.
    How are your corals looking?
     
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    How long has the power been out for?

    Have u tried aerating/warming the water?
     
  5. ShaunSwindon

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    Sorry to hear about this. Dont give up on what you still have. One day you will be smiling again while staring into your creation :thumbup:

    ...and you might wanna shop around down there in Cape Town and get an inverter and a few chargable batteries. Plug your circulation / filter just to keep current going. Possibly a heater if your tank looses heat quickly :whistling:
     
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    Xereo

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    been away for 2 days. and yes its shite spot . all the fish are covered. power was on when i came home.

    so ya , i started dosing herbatana...
     
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    Not cool buddy, but Herbetana is the best thing ever!
    Just dose as per instruction, will sort the White Spot out!
     
  8. Perky Pets

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    Sorry to hear that A.J

    The shops around us were off from 8 - 5:30 today . for some reason we were on a different grid and werent effected.

    Also have some w/s here ,using Herb and lowered salinity - fish are eating well so things are looking up.

    Come in - free R.O to drop your salinity if you want.

    Good luck
    David
     
  9. Tremayn

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    sorry bud. I know how it is!
     
  10. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Hmmm sorry to hear about your situation. I lost a regal tang like that over a weekend. This is a classic situation where the whitespot and the fish's immune system came into a biological equillibrium(meaning the w/s was not replicating fast enough and the fish were keeping the parasite at bay with a natural level of resistance.) the problem with this as seen now. Just one thing had to go wrong in a tank situation like this to make things go south and the infection gets out of hand

    Two suggestions. Herbtana is great but only to help immunity depending on the level of infection, i would suggest the following.

    Not so bad:

    Transfer method with 4 buckets.

    Bad:
    To up the offer of free RO and get a good refractometer and go hypo salinity on them beasties. It will relieve stress and kill the whitespot. Also that is if you have a spare tank as you cannot do it in your DT!

    Whitespot can be cured!!!!!
     
  11. Jeann1

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    Ai, sorry buddy.. I also lost fish friends like this.. Its sad, but it can be un-done.
     
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