Too sick. & thin to ignore !

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Lesely, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    This is the powder blue we spotted 2 weeks ago in a shop. Didn't want to impulse but so left that day. Went today to see if still there and couldn't believe the deterioration in his condition over a 2 week period ! I know it's against some peoples advice but I couldn't leave him there with no chance of a good life. We took him home ! He has been in our tank for about. 4 hours now , hasn't been beaten up by anyone yet , has eaten and is actively swimming in a large tank now (such a small tank lfs ). We are hoping he will fatten up and fit right in and flourish ?? image.jpg
     
    Lesely, Jul 28, 2014
    #1
    Aquarian likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  2. Lesely

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    He needs some food! I grow dragons breathe for my 1 tang. I sing the cookie monster song when I feed him.
    Just be careful it isn't a parasite, 2 weeks is fast to get that thin even for a tang. You should step up your feeding for him.
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Jul 28, 2014
    #2
    ReeferRob likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. Lesely

    Becky Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    163
    Aw, poor little guy :( He's found a good home with you, hope he continues to do well :thumbsup:
     
    Becky, Jul 28, 2014
    #3
  4. Lesely

    Big K

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Good luck!

    Looking forward to seeing healthy shots of him in the future!
     
    Big K, Jul 28, 2014
    #4
  5. Lesely

    Olly

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    That is absolutely appalling, you should report that to someone. I really hope it gets better.
     
    Olly, Jul 28, 2014
    #5
  6. Lesely

    Aquarian

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    Do I see some white spots on it or is that on your glass?
     
    Aquarian, Jul 29, 2014
    #6
  7. Lesely

    claireputput

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hope it makes a speedy recovery! Poor baby. :(
     
    claireputput, Jul 29, 2014
    #7
  8. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Yes. He has a few white spots. That was a given with powder blues. & I knew that. We have been through that once before and was prepared to take the risk again to save this beautiful fish. We will find out if what they say is true about the other fish having a slight immunity to ich once they have had it. I am not panicked about it Took the risk but knew that's what we were doing ! Ready for the lecture now. !!! Urghhh !
     
    Lesely, Jul 29, 2014
    #8
    Aquarian likes this.
  9. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    he was thin. 2 weeks ago that's why we didn't buy him then. But worse now that's why I had to buy him. Lfs said he feeds but only cheap arse flake and nothing else. Tangs can't survive on flake alone He is getting all the good stuff now with a huge variety so I am praying he gets healthy. !
    o
     
    Lesely, Jul 29, 2014
    #9
    Aquarian likes this.
  10. Lesely

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    No lecture, anything with the name 'powder' has ich. It won't spread, he just needs some attention. It's a upward battle now with ich and being skinny.
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Jul 29, 2014
    #10
  11. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Is there anything we can do besides good quality food often. Pristine stable water. Don't think his new tank mates are stressing him out to much. In fact everyone has only flared fins at him no one has actually slapped ! It's been a rather smooth introduction compared to some we have had !
     
    Lesely, Jul 29, 2014
    #11
  12. Lesely

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    Nothing really. If the ich gets worse a fresh water dip the fish as a last resort.
    It is going to take months of better diet to see results in the malnutrition, if it's not a parasite, and the ich issue will get better with being comfortable in your system. Watch the amount of ich, if it goes more than 50 percent, I would personally dip. These little buggers are rough to keep, but rewarding with time.
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Jul 29, 2014
    #12
    Lesely likes this.
  13. Lesely

    ReeferRob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    386
    LOTS and LOTS of green stuff is what he needs.
     
    ReeferRob, Jul 29, 2014
    #13
  14. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    image.jpg
    Doing a lot better today. Very active. Ate 4 x yesterday. White spot about half what they were 48 hrs ago. No one picking in him Very happy with progress so far. Has learnt very quickly that other fish gathering & excited mean food. This picture is him joining the others just before his last feed last night. A good sign I reckon ?
     
    Lesely, Jul 29, 2014
    #14
    Becky, Aquarian and salt_for_brains like this.
  15. Lesely

    ReeferRob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    386
    Yes it is. People worry WAY too much about ich in a reef tank. If your tank is healthy, they are just another food source for filtre feeders. ;) Oodinium on the other hand means is cause for panic.
     
    ReeferRob, Jul 29, 2014
    #15
    Aquarian likes this.
  16. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Opdinium ? What is that
     
    Lesely, Jul 30, 2014
    #16
  17. Lesely

    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,853
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    Leroy, Alabama
    salt_for_brains, Jul 30, 2014
    #17
  18. Lesely

    ReeferRob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    386
    Something that keeps me up at night worrying. ;)
     
    ReeferRob, Jul 30, 2014
    #18
  19. Lesely

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    Isn't oodinium a form of 'ich' too? Just sayin.
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Jul 30, 2014
    #19
  20. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Well. I appreciate the info. Love to learn. But we took that chance and knew full well we wouldn't be able to escape it So too late now. Might be kicking myself later or might have saved a gorgeous fish from dying a horrid lonely death. We will wait and see I have to think positive for now. !!!
     
    Lesely, Jul 30, 2014
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.