80g Shallow

Tamberav

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I think her mouth is healing up on its own. I did a water change last night and dosed prazi today, after 24 hours I am going to do another water change and run carbon then treat again a week from now.

So far they appear fine, a bit skittish, they got used to my presence until I did a water change, now they are suspicious of me again.

Should I also be treating for internal parasites? Wrasses prone to them?
 

Tamberav

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Well wanted to have a 20g display fuge but the 15 amp breaker says no. Started to move some of the more hardier stuff over..

I love the kelp?? growing on this rock.

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Tamberav

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Well it's up and running mostly....not aquascaped as I just tossed everything in for now and I don't have the ATO or skimmer or anything set up but it's getting there.

Was super worried as I could not find my male clown this morning who I have had five years....then I spotted him inside a small breeder box where I had placed some anemone splits. Idk how he knew they were in there to jump in.

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Tamberav

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Both fish in my conditioning tank are doing absolutely fantastic. No longer picky about foods and eating anything I offer like piggies! They will probably go to my DT soon. I need to set up a general scape first.

FYI I don't prophylactically treat my fish (except prazipro) but I also don't keep Achilles Tangs ;) and instead my fish are pretty disease resistant. I just condition them with foods and low stress before they hit a DT and will treat in a hospital tank if I see disease. This has worked for me so far many years but I know it has potential issues. *fingers crossed*
 

Tamberav

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My SPS all turned poop colored in the move, hopefully they recover. At least they aren't dead. The Lubbocks and Earmuff finished their prazipro and went into this tank since they are eating like champions and looking fabulous. The earmuff was pretty skinny and pinched behind the head when I bought her but I have been feeding 4 times a day and she is putting on weight.

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My female perc, she has been with me I think 5 years now. I kept my clowns even when I had to move to another state. She is kind of a jerk.

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Tamberav

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Just added my coris wrasse, bluestar leopard wrasse, timor wrasse, fathead anthia, and yellowhead jawfish. Video taken a few min after, everyone ate about 5 min after hitting the water. I have had these fish from a few months to 1.5 years. My coris wrasse was getting some grief but everyone chilled out after an hour.

It is fun to see my lubbocks show off to the other wrasse.

Next step will be to move over more rock and my LPS which should add some more territory.

 

Tamberav

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Went to LFS for worms and brought home a big fat potters angel for $70. It had been sitting there since the 4th.

I was looking for a copperband but they always come in questionable. I tried one once and it looked great, eating black worms and frozen ova and picking around for food, and within 12 hours it had a sore starting on its side, I had FW dipped it and put it in NFG but it perished. The other LFS's won't order them because they can't keep them alive.

I may just have to wait till the venders here are up and running again and order one through you guys. I don't mind QT my own fish and I feel like a small pharmacy with the amount of meds I keep on hand but its rough if you can't even start with a halfway decent fish.

Perhaps my wrasses are too greedy of eaters for a butterfly anyways.
 
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mattzang

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i'm hesitant to try a copperband too, even at the $18 price point i saw one recently.

i've had a china wrasse for like 2 months and getting it to eat has just been the worst. i really don't feel like messing with another fish that is super picky. I just did a liveaquaria order of 2 starcki damsels, a royal gramma, and a christmas wrasse h. claudia, so excited to get some fish that will likely eat with gusto!
 

Tamberav

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i'm hesitant to try a copperband too, even at the $18 price point i saw one recently.

i've had a china wrasse for like 2 months and getting it to eat has just been the worst. i really don't feel like messing with another fish that is super picky. I just did a liveaquaria order of 2 starcki damsels, a royal gramma, and a christmas wrasse h. claudia, so excited to get some fish that will likely eat with gusto!
I love starkii's! I have one in my sump I plan to add but wanted to get all the more peaceful fish in first.

Picky fish is definitely stressful and time consuming as are delicate ones.
 
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