The black dots remind me of velvet, but I don't think that's it:4/0.10
Not necessarily, if the parasites were primarily confined to the gills. But you should be noticing heavy breathing if that were the case.Here’s some more pictures. They would be covered in spots though right?
Swimming into the flow of a powerhead is usually a sign of velvet or a heavy infestation of flukes inside the gills.No heavy breathing currently, they are swimming infront of powerheads though. I couldn’t get any of the big guys out to FW dip them…
I've seen HLLE start in that location: HLLE (Head & Lateral Line Erosion)Has anyone seen this condition: white growth along eye socket of black tang, probably only visible on a black fish. It’s been in 2.3ppm copper QT water for 10 days. Eating fine otherwise. Any idea on what this is and how to treat ? Thx
I may have asked you this before but... Can you transfer the fish into a separate observation tank after 14 days in therapeutic copper?may the copper its taking its toll. 17 more days to go before elorado i stay the course? these fish are a bit difficult to come by where i am these days so am giving it a little bit more TLC
Marine fish aren’t as negatively impacted by nitrites like freshwater fish are. That being said, elevated nitrites usually means that there is a delay in the nitrogen cycle completing. So, odds are you will also have an ammonia reading.QT tank experiencing nitrite spike currently over 1ppm despite 100% water change 4 days ago. Would the fish be able to take this, or would need to do another nera 100% water chane? thx
I would focus more on the ammonia level. Are you still using copper? If so, that could be causing false positive readings with the nitrites.seachem ammonia badge stays mostly yellow. should i give it a few days to allow nitrogen cycle to complete instead of keep changing water? what would be the limit of nitrite level beyond which one should never push? thx
Well, the quagmire is that alert badge isn't always 100% accurate BUT any other test kit won't work with copper in the water.yeah the QT water is with 2.3ppm copper. i'm good so long as seachem ammonia badge stays largely yellow, and no need to stress over NO2 then?
Yes, I don't worry about NO2 - especially in a fish QT.ok thx. apart from reliability of ammonia tester key question for me here is NO2 should not be a key concern for saltwater is that fair assessment?