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    The impossible Royal Gramma!

    Okay guys, here is my report on how my fish from KP Aquatics are doing. I purchased 3 Royal Grammas, 1 Chalk Bass, and 1 Swissguard Basslet. They went right into quarantine with Chloroquine Phosphate for 10 days before transferring them to another tank for additional treatment and observation...
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    The impossible Royal Gramma!

    Of the two Royal Grammas that I had left after the 11 days of Chloroquine Phosphate treatment, one died a couple of days ago. I am down to the one Royal Gramma, one Chalk Bass and one Neon Goby. The Royal Gramma and Chalk Bass both have tail rot that I am trying to treat with one hour...
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    The impossible Royal Gramma!

    Thanks for the observations Humble. The quarantine with CP had just been set up in preparation for this batch of fish. I had the water filled, the heater set and the filter running with some power heads in a sterile tank a week ahead of time, just waiting to add the start up bacteria and then...
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    The impossible Royal Gramma!

    I would be interested to know if any of you have had the kind of trouble that I have had in trying to quarantine and medicate several Royal Grammas. These should be a hardy fish that is easy for any beginner to keep, but I guess that I have only been able to buy sick ones. My goal was to get...
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    Stringy white poo starting up after feeding General Cure soaked food

    I am just a "newbie" with this whole quarantine and treatment method, but I am learning a lot from you great guys (and maybe gals) and do things to give the best chance of success. I am not sure if General Cure is getting the job done for my fish as some of my fish don't seem to be developing...
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    Hybrid TTM to treat all parasites!

    I think that I will try this method on a Leopard wrasse that I am planning to buy this weekend. Tomorrow I am going to try to source a large glass jar. Just wondering if anyone else has wondered why hydrogen peroxide that is sold plastic bottles is deemed too reactive to use in a plastic...
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    Leopard Wrasse Quarantine

    So Humble, although you have successfully treated Leopard wrasses with Chloroquine Phosphate, it looks like Copper Power is the best way as it will allow for a small container of sand in the quarantine, which would be difficult or ill-advised to use with CP.
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    moving fish to a new tank during QT

    Thank you Humblefish. I lost my fish, but I did gain some experience while trying to save him. The best we can do as fish keepers is to learn, gain experience, and equip ourselves to diagnosis and treat our livestock. We can't save every sick fish, but we can make a difference through...
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    moving fish to a new tank during QT

    Hey Humblefish, with chloroquine phosphate treatment, do you suggest a sand bottom or is this just for copper? Thanks!
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    Preparing aquarium for second batch of CP treatment

    I just finished a 10 day CP quarantine on a batch of fish using a 45 gallon aquarium. I used an Aquaclear 70 HOB filter with sponge pad only and dosed some BIO-Spira to help with the ammonia control. Before adding the fish, I dosed the CP to 25 mg/gallon and on day two I dosed more CP to bring...
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    Time to euthanize my yellow tang?

    I used the clove oil when I got home tonight. Boy do I feel sad! I feel ever worse knowing that I should have done this earlier. I just didn't have the experience to know when to make the call. I will miss you my beautiful yellow tang!
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    Time to euthanize my yellow tang?

    Several weeks ago my yellow tang ceased doing well. He lost his appetite and I haven't seen him eat anything (nori sheets, LRS frozen, pellets) for weeks. I dosed the tank that he is in with General Cure and have been feeding General Cure to the tank. His tank mates all appear to be healthy...
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    Leopard Wrasse Quarantine

    I have never had a leopard wrasse before, but I understand that they are extremely delicate. What are the best quarantine procedures for one of these beauties? My LFS has a small female ornate for sale. Thanks for your replies!
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    Antibiotics

    Hey Humblefish, when treating a fish in a quarantine tank with an antibiotic like Erythromycin, I assume that it does no good and maybe some harm to set up an Aquaclear filter with bacteria in the sponge as the antibiotic will probably just kill the bacteria. For this type of set up, should I...
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