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I used tank water for it so I would think it would be oxygenated enough? The other two fish were not breathing heavy though which is why I didn't panic.

I totally agree the container is small. I pretty much just grabbed what I had on hand.
I was just trying to brainstorm and figure out what would cause the wrasse to gulp for air, as I've never experienced that before. I just looked back over my notes, and I did give 3 fish a H2O2 bath simultaneously without issue. So maybe, as you suggested, it was just a wrasse being a wrasse. :p
 

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Recap this am:

Wrasse ate mysis and frozen blood worms...she wasn't convinced about LRS yet. Copperband might have ate some frozen blood worms...she was slamming them at the LFS but pretty shy when I am near the tank and was picking at stuff when I was across the room. LFS was out of live black worms.

The goby won't come out of his cave to eat yet. Go figure.

They will still need prazipro? H202 doesn't cover gill flukes I think?
 
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Well did a water change and dosed prazi to the QT tank. All fish look great....the butterfly has mild lympho that was there when I got her but nothing new.

She isn't eating frozen to any degree yet. Maybe picking some off the rocks. Weird since she ate it right out of the water at the LFS.

She is foraging a lot though and probably ate 100 small feather dusters in my tank.

Going to go around tomorrow and see if I can find some live black worms. Otherwise the LFS said they have a new batch coming Tuesday.
 

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The copperband won't touch frozen but will eat SO MANY live black worms. Hoping she will eventually take to frozen and clam and such.
If it's eating blackworms you are home free. (y) Try some frozen bloodworms, and if she eats that try mixing in some mysis or brine with it. They also sometimes will eat those big PE mysis before the smaller ones.
 

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If it's eating blackworms you are home free. (y) Try some frozen bloodworms, and if she eats that try mixing in some mysis or brine with it. They also sometimes will eat those big PE mysis before the smaller ones.
She eats and eats and eats live black worms until she can't eat anymore but tries anyways.

I am culturing white worms too but just started that a week ago.

She was eating frozen bloodworms at the store like crazy but didn't for me but I only tried the first couple days I had her so she was still afraid of me. Now she is swimming up to the glass for food so I will try again.

I will have to buy some of the bigger mysis. I only have the tiny ones.
 

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Well after a month and a half, the potters is finally coming out front and eating frozen foods well. He survived pretty much off the rock/foraging. He didn't get skinny though. Do they eat sponges? I have TONS of the hitchiker sponges all over.

He hasn't touched a coral yet, not even the tasty acans.

The copperband had lympho when I bought it. It has cleared up!
 

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trouble in paradise @Humblefish

The butterfly ate good all day yesterday even before lights out, this morning she is breathing heavy. Still swimming out front but not eating, chases food but does not grab. Not like her at all.

Skin looks clear, save for one spot which is NEW. It is large-ish in diameter and protrudes.

I have most pertinent medications except rally.

I am just not sure how to proceed, peroxide dip to a hospital tank? Should I do a NFG bath again on the way? Should I treat for flukes first or?

I don't like treating my fish with meds if I can help it but don't think I have a choice here. I am hoping because she has been eating very well and body condition seems good that she will have strength to pull through while I figure out what is ailing her.

Will attach photos.
 

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Protrudes outward. I just saw her twitch so definitely gill involvement.

I did treat with prazi but doubting that I got all the flukes. I had to give my angel 3 doses a week apart before he stopped twitching.

Just not sure if I should treat for something else besides flukes.

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If it protrudes outward, it could just be Lympho on the body. It looks too large to be Ich or any other parasite IMO.

The head twitching is sort of a frustrating thing with CBBs, as they will do that as part of their feeding response.

The heavy breathing is concerning, however. Something is messing with her gills. Personally, I would do a H2O2 bath and place her in a sterile QT for observation.
 

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Sounds good, I am mixing water now. Worth it to treat with prazi for 24 hours as well?

If it protrudes outward, it could just be Lympho on the body. It looks too large to be Ich or any other parasite IMO.

The head twitching is sort of a frustrating thing with CBBs, as they will do that as part of their feeding response.

The heavy breathing is concerning, however. Something is messing with her gills. Personally, I would do a H2O2 bath and place her in a sterile QT for observation.
 

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Sadly the butter passed away last night. Very quick decline...eating to dead in less then a day. Not a spot on her besides that one by her tail. I held her body up into the light but saw no internal bleeding. She looked healthy....no pinching behind the head and a round belly. Must have ate 50-100 worms a day.

Perhaps a copperband isn't in the cards yet. She ate all of my feather dusters...like 100+ so wouldn't want to bring one home again until those recover.

Debating how to handle rest of fish. Thinking about dip and into the DT. Probably a bit risky but I don't like keeping wrasse in hospital tanks.
 
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