The plague

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    Some of you may have seen my failed attempt at a QT. Well that will likely be the downfall...

    I can't say for certain where it came from as it's only my original fish that are sick at this point. Catching them is a near impossibility. The added time and stress of doing so will likely make it worse. I've added my uv to the system but conventional knowledge says I'm too late.

    Came in this morning to find worms and ich.
    I know people have used prazipro in a reef tank... anyone with first hand experience?

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    Everyone seems to say prazipro can be used in a reef tank but a few suggestions say to dose half now and half 6-24hrs to reduce fish stress.

    So that being said I have to wait on running the skimmer and UV.
     
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    I used it in a reef tank without issue. Pretty sure I dosed the full amount and did not see any fish stress throughout. All I did was shut off skimmer for duration and turned up powerheads a bit to make sure enough oxygen was coming in.


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    I will say I failed to do the water change and second dose as recommended. So my treatment might have been ineffective to a point. But since then my fish got the plague and died so back to square one for me.

    Unrelated to the use of prazi though.


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    Interestingly (to me) all my favia brains extended their polyps within 15min or so...

    Parasites do get under my skin a bit... over the years I've often not had a good outcome.

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    How soon after and do you know from what?
     
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    Two to three months later. My best guess is velvet. Took them out fast and without any physical symptoms I observed. Happened around Christmas though so I wasn’t super attentive. But the bodies I pulled told no tales.


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    Velvet is nasty stuff. Killed about a dozen fish in my tank in about a week. Zero to dead in that time. No idea where it came from.
     
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    Same. Took out 9 fish. 7 in one swipe and a week later my clown pair.


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    My brother originally noticed... came in and said "is your clown shedding?" I thought for sure I'd find brooklynella.

    Most of my corals see to be responding well except for some of my leathers which closed up tight.

    Any suggestions on how long I go before skimming?
     
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    I can’t remember how long I waited. Recommendation on treatment is to treat and after a week do 20-25% waterchange and retreat. So probably after a week I started the skimmer again.

    They say it remains active in the water column for 72 hrs so I’d wait at least that long probably.


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    Well I was able pull out the female clown and she's living in a bucket floating in my QT. I don't dare put her in the QT because I don't have high hopes for as rough as she looks. I actually thought she was pregnant at first... but it's worms... among other things.

    The lesson here is never assume pregnancy, it could be worms.
     
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    Well some good news so far today on the clown, she's still alive.
    The container I had her in had several white strings and bits in the bottom so I swapped containers and water. She won't eat but overall seems healthier then 24hrs ago.
     
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