The wyoming white saga

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Thales, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Thales

    Thales Past President

    At MACNA I picked up a pair of wyoming white clowns. Cool.
    They spend 3 days in a tank at a show and then flew home with me from New Jersey. We got back and they had lympho. I scraped after a week, but it came back so I decided to leave it be.
    They are in a new tank in what was the ceph system.
    Tonight, one of the clowns back half is discolored. I am thinking brook. Ech. I did a freshwater dip (fixed parameters first) and they came through it fine. The one with the discoloration ate within minutes of being put back in the tank.
    Thinking of stopping by Hunters on the way home for some Formalin. Hope he has it, and I hope I don't need it.

    Oy! Fish! Why do we do this to ourselves!

  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    The true cost of the fish comes forth! :D

    I hope they pull through for you though Rich
  3. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Still alive this morning.
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Good deal, I've found the captive clowns to be pretty resistant to brook, they'll get downright ugly looking but seem to pull through with formalin dips just fine unlike their wild counterparts :)

    Good luck!
  5. Thales

    Thales Past President

    No one seems to have formalin. Anyone in alameda have some?
  6. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Good luck, Rich!
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Anyone that carries Kordon products, look for Formalin-3. The last stuff I bought I got from Pet Club, so you may want to check a box store if you can't find any at your LFS.
  8. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Got some!

    What you all think...dip or treated qt?
  9. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Depends on your time, if you have a bit of time I'd say qt, if your time is limited then go with dips. Formalin is tricky as it zaps O2 from the water and slows down nitrification, which IME leads to more water changes.
  10. Thales

    Thales Past President

    QT would be easy - 6 gallon eclipse with daily water changes from the the reeftank. Along with a dedicated airstone and air pump. In fact, I would rely on waterchanges as filtration. :D

    Just trying to decide on hypo vs formalin...and of course waiting till I get home to see what the deal is.

  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I've never had much luck with hypo myself, I know other people have though so I don't want to discount it. The problems I've had are when the fish come out of hypo they start to break down again no matter how slow I go, again, that is just my experience.
  12. Thales

    Thales Past President

  13. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    That does not look like brook to me, I've never seen that. Is it on both sides? If it were parasitic you'd see slightly different patterns on either side.

    Also, does it seem like the mobility has been stifled in that area?
  14. Thales

    Thales Past President

    I know what you mean. It looks kind of like the drawing in Wilkonson, but...

    Mobility doesn't seem impacted at all, and its eating like a pig.
  15. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Maybe it got sucked into the vortech and escaped....
  16. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    yikes sorry to see/hear rich. goodluck with him!
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Looks like someone didn't use primer first before painting *rimshot*
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Did you get Katy's email at MACNA Rich? She'd be a good one to ask :)

    I'll show Chad tomorrow and see what he says.
  19. Thales

    Thales Past President

  20. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    this will sound odd, but is the clown descaled on the back third?

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