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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    Hi! I just got a lizard blenny the other day and i just put some ick medicine in the tank becuase one of my fish has ick and now he is just sitting at the bottome and breathing really heavy!! So i put him in a new bucket with different water and now he is just laying there and wont move when i put my hand in the tank? PLease help!!
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    The ick stuff says it has copper in it and to take out invertebrates???
     
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    You used the copper based medication in your display tank? If so, you contaminated your rock, sand and everything. And even small amounts of copper are fatal to inverts. You need to move any corals and inverts that you have ASAP into a different tank or container with all new water -- do not move the rock or sand with them, the stuff living in and on the rocks are dead.

    Are you using a copper test kit to measure the amount of copper in your water? Dosing copper needs to be precise.
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    Yea i moved the invertebrates to different water? A blenny isnt an invertebrate is it??!!
     
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    How did you acclimate him? And was he eating at the fish shop? He might be suffering from copper poising or stress from the copper treatment.

    Also here is this on ich, you seriously need to read it because how you are treating your ich is all wrong. Plus you might have totally destroyed your tank by introducing the copper.

    https://www.livingreefs.com/oh-no-have-ich-do-do-t30950.html

    Good luck, im afraid you are going to need it.
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    Yea he is acclimated alll fine? O crap im such an idiot! Is a blenny and inverterbrate??!!
     
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    No. Blennies have bones. They are fish (vertebrates). Invertebrates are clams, corals, shrimp, crabs, starfish, anemones, snails, etc.
     
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    It's okay. Calm down... We have all made mistakes. What is done is done, and you just need to try to fix it from here.
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    Ok i just moved him will he be ok? Im sorry it must be really hard to talk to me right now, it just seems like i cant get this hobby right :mad:
     
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    :shock:thx..
     
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    What else should i do?
     
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    Did you set up a second tank with new water? And you moved all your animals into it? Or did you only move the fish?
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    all my animals except the clownfish.. he is swimming around happy and healthy.. should i move him also?
     
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    i dont have alot in my tank so it was quick :shock:
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    :frustrat: YIKES!! i just read blennys are not copper safe
     
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    What does your Nitrate test say?
     
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    Nitrate levels 0
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    What type of test kits are they? (manufacturer) What are all of your parameters? Ammonia, Nitrites, etc.
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    uhhh Api?
     
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    Lopsideful This is to short to typ

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    O wait i just checked again had to let it sit... about 2..maybe 2.5
     
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