Urgent help needed White spots on dories

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  1. zakiyya

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    Hi I need your guys help I'm still relatively new at reefing and have noticed my 2 blue regal tangs have white spots on them.


    I have done a water change. I have a red sea 250l tank and changed about 50ltrs. I have increased the water temp by 2c. Have also put garlic liquid into the tank.

    I have read about the bucket system but don't have the equipment to Do this and it's too late to go buy.

    What can I do to help.

    I have 6 clown fish
    2 chromis
    2 regals
    A hermit
    2 cleaner shrimp - only just added on Saturday.
    1 star fish
    1 goby.

    Really need help. Also don't have quarantine tank. Will have to go after work tomorrow to buy stuff but find generally every shop tries to sell everything knowing we don't know much so would like to be more prepared.

    Thanks million in advance.
     
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  3. shaunn

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    how long has your tank been running for
     
  4. Ayoob

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    Are the regal tangs eating? just feed them they should pull through if water conditions are good and if tank is mature with stable conditions.
     
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  5. zakiyya

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    About 2.5months.

    We have been told by pet stores we could start putting in fish as red sea cycle is generally shorter.
     
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    I fed them today but couldn't really tell if regals ate.

    I have tried seaweed, brine, flakes but all my fish only seem to eat pellets
     
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    ok first time i have have heard the red sea cycles are shorter

    do u have any coral in the tank ?
    if u don't u can try copper but once the fish are cured u will have to run carbon to remove it again
     
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    I take that back don't run copper your cleaner shrimp will die
     
  9. Ayoob

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    dude copper is bad idea. she has shrimps and a hermit
     
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    please see my previous post
     
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    You could try Herbtana. Dose 2.5 caps for 10 days, you are going to need to switch the skimmer off and remove the carbon. Feed garlic with their food. If they have stopped eating then you don't have much time left.

    Check your other fish out as well, chances are that they have ws as well. And don't listen to whichever LPS said that the RSM tanks cycle quicker, they are normal tanks that need the same amount of cycling times as you would any other tank.
     
  12. Ayoob

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    ;) cool. Copper treatment wouldn't be a good idea for a newbie as well, lots of precautions when using it. Paraguard would be alternative

    How long have the regals been in you tank for? if they not eating best would be to get a quarantine up for them, they are prone to ich. Does not mean they wont get it again when added to tank if conditions changes but at least they will be strong to fight it off if well fed and conditions does not change
     
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    Can you add paraguard to the DT?
     
  14. Ayoob

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    No sorry in the quarantine tank.
     
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    my experience with HerbTana/Amamis has not been good i have half a bottle you can have and try out before u buy @zakiyya
     
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    Key I think is to see if they are still eating.
    If they are Use some nori on a clip and feed them quite a bit.
    This will keep them strong and wil help the immune system to fight it off naturally.
     
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    blood shrimps and some garlic brine shrimp - got this another forum, guy said he hasn't had problems since using this combination
     
  18. Andreas

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    Hi, welcome to MASA.

    I wouldn't stress to much for now. Regals tend to get spot or two and as long as they are eating should be able to fight this off. My one would get a couple when I do a bit of work in the tank and fully recovers afterwards.
     
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    I had white spot on my Naso five weeks back, after I changed my tanks, he cleared up after about a week, BUT he never stopped eating and my tank is three years old!
     
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    water parameters

    Hi

    Please also update on your water parameters as your tank is not that old

    pH:

    Temperature:
    Ammonia (NH3):
    Nitrite (NO2):
    Nitrate (NO3):
     
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    If the fish is eating then dont worry. Ick is almost a given with tangs. My tangs have been getting WS every now and then for over a year. Never use copper medication in your tank as it will get into the silicone. You could try feeding just a little bit more and feed what the fish likes
     
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