Well I got parasites; Can someone confirm it's ich;

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by bayview, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. bayview

    bayview Guest

    Well I know better since I have koi;

    But got some parasites due to not quarantine coral arrivals;

    Please verify it's ich

    tang
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    clown
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    Bleny is also scratching against sand bed

    Thanks

    I have a qt tank ready to go just want to treat for the right thing;

    Thanks

    Andrew
     
  2. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    I'm by no means an expert but I don't see any of the little white dots that would indicate ich. What makes you suspect ich? You should ask on ReefCentral "Fish diseases" forum. There seem to be some experienced and knowledgeable people there. Detail all the symptoms, your tank setup (such as whether you have a sand bed or not) and parameters, the type of fish involved and details about recent additions to the tanks (your suspected vector). Photos do help but only for illustrating points from your description.

    Hope your fish recover. Good luck!
     
  3. bayview

    bayview Guest

    There are little white dots on the tang; and kindo of on the tomatos face

    The fish in the tank are also scratching noticeably

    saw first dot 14 days ago; blenny was scratching before this;

    Here are some more pics; I just want to make sure it's ich as I would like to do hypo rather than copper;

    [img width=600 height=800]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bOQWJPyGYiM/TvkFlt5S1XI/AAAAAAAAA2M/yvNOvZ3dtNU/s800/IMGP7676.jpg[/img]

    [img width=800 height=600]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y5JlxZQLA_s/TvkFjaLyT4I/AAAAAAAAA18/5gi7C028DEk/s800/IMGP7673.jpg[/img]

    [img width=600 height=800]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1PNnQyiSxzc/TvkFknP9vDI/AAAAAAAAA2E/OA3Oalaw66s/s800/IMGP7674.jpg[/img]
     
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Second pics look like ich to me. And scratching fits.
    But a bit hard to tell. Pics are still not that clear.

    Since good pictures can be hard to take, it might be easier to
    search online for good pictures of ich and similar diseases,
    and then compare those that to what you see.
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Yep. Better images is a must. I don't even want to say what I think it loks like. :D Can you take some vid? Sometimes that is easier to capture than a still.
     
  6. bayview

    bayview Guest

    Video
    Note sure if going to to help much; I may just need to set up a spotlight to get a better pic.
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Past President

    The fish should be treated regardless of what they have. Get them in the QT tank, and see if you can get better pics. Lowering the salinity will help regardless so start that process asap.
     
  8. bayview

    bayview Guest

    About to catch the fish;

    Still trying to confirm

    last pics before I go fishing uggggg

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  9. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Hmm, after that next set of pictures, you should also consider Brooklynella.
    That head-on clownfish picture in particular looks like it has a fair bit of extra mucus/slime.
    But I simply don't know which it is.
    And unfortunately, treatments are different.

    IMO: Get them out, do a freshwater dip, and put in QT.
    That should help a bit with either disease.

    Hopefully someone else can tell.
     
  10. bayview

    bayview Guest

    They are now in the hospital tank; Tang and clown-fish where dipped for 5 min in fresh water ph temp adjusted water;

    I will let you know tomorrow if they all make the move the QT tank was set up in a hurry a week ago; I have a feeling a lot of water changes

    The 4 fish in qt are
    tomato clown
    Tang
    starry blenny
    dwarf fu man chu lion

    I guess I am going to do hypo or copper for ich what is less stress for the type of fish I have;

    After than I can give the clown-fish Formalin if needed;

    Can other fish get clownfish disease?

    Thank you for the help so far
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Lions don't like copper
     
  12. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    If you can catch them freshwater dip them.. kills ich fast
     
  13. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Not necessarily. It won't have an effect on any subcutaneous trophonts.
     
  14. bayview

    bayview Guest

    Fish have been in hospital tank; day 2 copramine; All seem to be looking allot better;
     

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