Kent Garlic Xtreme Questions

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Euphyllia, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I was thinking of using my Duetto DJ 100, but it does 90GPH which may be too strong for a 5 gallon bucket. I have a 10 gallon glass tank with a cover, and my mom said she'll think about letting me set that up. The last splotches he developed showed up about four or five days ago. It doesn't look like he's getting better, but he doesn't seem to be getting any worse at the moment. He is staying in his burrow now during the day and he is more calm, so that seems like a good sign. I'm feeding him two or three times per day with Rod's Original Blends enhanced with 1/3 or 1/2 the recommended dose of Selcon (since I feed him two/three times per day, it adds up to the recommended dose) and I put two drops of Garlic Xtreme in his food. His tummy fattened after I fed him. I have the top of the tank covered in three layers of mesh netting which greatly reduced the amount of light getting into the tank. I'm going to try to do a 5% WC before the lights go out on the tank every day until I move him into the Q bucket.
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Hang tight and report back when you get a good look at him. If he is calming down, and eating and getting better, leave him be. Maybe.
     
  3. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    He moved from his main burrow in the front to one of his other burrows under the main rock structure. He likes to hang outside of that burrow and spit sand, so I got a great look at him. No new splotches have developed. The picture in the first post was when I first noticed it. The area with those splotches hasn't gotten any more splotches and they splotches in that area haven't gotten any bigger. However, as I think I mentioned, he has two very small silver splotches further up his body, and those have been there for around four days.

    The splotches are only on one side of his body if that would help with identifying the cause of the splotches. Also, all of the splotches are two-dimensional (they have no bump or raised appearance to them), and they are shiny silver when the lights are on. They aren't as visible when the lights are off, so I guess you could say they are slightly reflective to light.
     
  4. Tamazula

    Tamazula Guest

    It seems like they get scraped on the rocks a little bit as they rest. My BSJ used to get that now and then.
     
  5. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    How long would it take for the scrapes to go away? He's had them for over a week and they look more like splotches than scrapes.
     
  6. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Splotches always take longer to go away than scrapes IMO :bigsmile:
     
  7. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Today when I came home I found the disease has spread to the other side of his body near his chest. There's also some black splotches on his anal fin. I can get Maracyn-Two tomorrow to put in a Q bucket with him. I'll get the heater set today. :(
     
  8. Tamazula

    Tamazula Guest

    That may make matters worse, tbh. They're very skittish little fish and easily disturbed/stressed.

    On that note, once he sets up camp in your tank, do not disrupt the tunnels or he may never again act the way you're used to. Happened to me and someone else I know.
     
  9. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I got the saltwater version of Maracyn-Two today. My thinking is, if I just let him be and it gets worse he will die. If I stress him a bit by moving him to a bucket, but I medicate him and he returns to normal, then I'll still have a Jawfish. I want to try and keep this fish alive if I can.
     
  10. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Are there corals in the tank?
     
  11. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Yes there are, but I'll be treating the BSJ with the Maracyn-Two in a bucket.
     
  12. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    You might be better off to stick the corals in the bucket and leave the fish in the tank.
     
  13. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Wouldn't the tank have to take at least one month to completely cycle again after I dosed the Maracyn? They wouldn't have light in the bucket and I have no room in my RSM except for on the sandbed, and I assume the SPS would quickly bleach there.
     
  14. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

     
  15. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Take the light off your tank and stick it over the bucket?
     
  16. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    So it's safe to use in my tank with corals? :~
     
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Don't know specifically with regard to corals, but it's possible to use without wrecking your nitrogen cycle.
     
  18. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    I've used erythromycin, the active ingredient in Maracyn One, without problem in a tank with corals.

    Erythromycin doesn't disturb the nitrogen cycle.

    You probably can Google for more info on the various Maracyns.
     
  19. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Yes and no. Unless you know what strains of bacteria are doing the bulk of the workload in your tank it's a crapshoot, you could dose and be perfectly fine, or one of the primary denitrifying bacteria is sensitive to M2 and you all of the sudden have a sh*t storm on your hands. It is best to prepare for the worst and expect the best.
     
  20. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Should I just put the Jawfish in a quarantine bucket and treat him with Maracyn-Two? If so I'll go ahead and get the heater set.
     

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