2" hippo tang scratching.

Users who are viewing this thread

Dierks

Well-known member
QT Fish Vendor
Location
Minnesota
Country flag
Would you say that the fish's slime coat is coming off or would you say that the spots are just small and making it looked dusted? or a bit fuzzy. Hard to tell from the picture...

Did these guys already go through copper treatment at 2.0 or higher?
 

Rmacedo2010

New member
Thread starter
Country flag
Any other possible treatments I could try besides the formalin bath. I mean they really are acting normal no heavy breathing. I really would hate to treat them and stress them
 

Jessican

Sheriff
Location
Fremont, CA
Country flag
I'm personally not a fan of formalin, and wouldn't use it unless you're treating uronema. It's just so harsh and can be dangerous for both you and the fish.

What have you done so far in QT? Have you started copper treatment yet? If you combine metro & copper, that will cover your bases for the big four (ich, velvet, brook, & uronema). If you haven't started copper yet, then at least start dosing metro in case this is brook.
 

Dierks

Well-known member
QT Fish Vendor
Location
Minnesota
Country flag
If you want to do a catch all for the time being to help them along you can do a peroxide Bath.
https://humble.fish/community/index.php?threads/hydrogen-peroxide.1767/

Or a Freshwater dip:
https://humble.fish/freshwater-dip/

If you want to safely treat for brooks you will want to do Metro.
 

Dierks

Well-known member
QT Fish Vendor
Location
Minnesota
Country flag
unless you're treating uronema
This isnt fixing Uronema anymore for the most part... To be honest, if you end up with Uronema you are in a world of hurt at this point as nothing seems to be stopping it. Formalin is used by every Zoo, TSM Coral and Marine Collectors as their main catch all treatment.

I agree you must be very careful with the stuff, but it does have a place to be used.
 

Jessican

Sheriff
Location
Fremont, CA
Country flag
I agree you must be very careful with the stuff, but it does have a place to be used.
Oh I know. I just wouldn't be in the camp of using it as a catch-all treatment. I'd only use it if absolutely necessary (like to prophylactically treat uronema-prone fish, such as chromis). But that's why I said I'm personally not a fan, I know that others here would disagree with me. :)
 

Rmacedo2010

New member
Thread starter
Country flag
I'm personally not a fan of formalin, and wouldn't use it unless you're treating uronema. It's just so harsh and can be dangerous for both you and the fish.

What have you done so far in QT? Have you started copper treatment yet? If you combine metro & copper, that will cover your bases for the big four (ich, velvet, brook, & uronema). If you haven't started copper yet, then at least start dosing metro in case this is brook.
I have started the copper I am currently at 1.75 using copper power. I'm probably a little bit slow on the ramp up I just wanted to be safe because i personally never used it. They also have been getting food treated with general cure and focus. But the problem with that is my bristle tooth will not wat anything I give it. Not even nori but she/he grazes on what's on the glass but being a qt tank I'm afraid that's not enough.
 

Rmacedo2010

New member
Thread starter
Country flag
Would you say that the fish's slime coat is coming off or would you say that the spots are just small and making it looked dusted? or a bit fuzzy. Hard to tell from the picture...

Did these guys already go through copper treatment at 2.0 or higher?
It honestly looks like a mixture of the scales flaking off and some slime. To put it the simplest way I can, let's say I though It was the cloudy film of slime that grows on the glass because the hippo layed between a rock and the bottom pane of glass. So for a couple says I thought it was just junk stuck on the fish. But if it was that it would've came off already.
 
Top