Urgent help needed Very Sick Powder Brown

Juan27

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Hi all.
I'm at a loss here, woke up this morning, fed my fish, they all ate like pigs like they usually do. Everything was looking great as always.
Come 12:00, give them some food, and no one eats. About an hour later my Brown looks like this.



I can't find a positive ID on this, so I don't know the treatment going forward.
Parameters are the following:
NH3/NH4 - 0
NO2 - 0
NO3 - 2
PO4 - 0
KH - 6.5
PH - 8.4
SG - 1.025
Temp - stable at 26

Only thing I can really see out with my params are KH, but that won't cause this.
I'm afraid by tomorrow morning I would have lost this pretty specimen.
 

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Could possibly be Brooklynella? If it is you'll need to treat it with Formalin, sadly it's a very quick killer.
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
But he has just passed away.
I'm so farking pissed right now. Makes me want to pack up and call it a day with this hobby.
 

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Sorry to hear man. How is the rest of your livestock doing? Were you able to determine a trigger or cause?
 

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Sorry for your loss it really hurts and sux when your live stock dies. I lost my naso and sail fin tang due to a disease that I didn't know what it was and I also wanted to pack up the hobbie. I decide not to give up and learn a much as I can to keep my fish and corals healthy and happy. So the next bit of kit I'm getting is uv.
 

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Brook is a disease that is normanly transfered to your tank from a fish that has just been imported normanly tangs, shows the importance of quarantining new fish that have just been imported, unfortunatly importers in GENERAL dont have the time or resorces to quarantine for the full 4 to 6 weeks
 

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Last weekend I put a big piece of rock into the DT with a few corals frags. That's about it.
 

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Condolences, I know exactly how you feel.

As Richard says, longer wont do any harm.

Due to the death and destruction of my tank with Brook, dreadful dinoflaggetes (the spelling lol) hit me and the next 4 weeks was horrible.
 

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So a bit of good news, found my 2 purple Firefish. They are fine and eating like normal.
But what now? There is no chance of catching these 2.
With them in the tank, my system can't get rid of the brook I suppose.
 

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sorry to hear abot your loss.powder blues and powder browns need special careim havung no luck with these 2 fis
 

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