• Announcements

    • JamesL

      Can't Create A Post? Please Read.   01/18/2017

      Finding that you can't create a post in a specific forum? Please see the membership changes that took effect in early 2012. You must be a Premium Member to post items in certain forums.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

12 Excellent

About Humblefish

  • Rank
    Reef Keeper

Profile Information

  • Location
  • Gender
  1. This thread can be closed.
  2. Possibly - it's complicated but there's enough concern to justify not putting down roots in Austin just yet. Also, my wife just found out that her aunt died overnight so we may be taking a trip for the funeral over the long weekend. Best to count me out at this point. Sorry.
  3. If I'm able to help, it will be a last minute thing. We might be leaving Texas before Friday.
  4. Dose every 48 hrs for 2 weeks. Do a good sized water change at around the halfway point.
  5. Dose the water every 48 hrs for 2 weeks. I seem to remember being impressed by River City Aquatics selection of meds, so they might have Seachem Metroplex.
  6. You can use formalin instead (Formalin-MS, Quick Cure, Aquarium Solutions Ich-X, Kordon Rid-Ich Plus all contain formalin), but I've had mixed success using that on eels. Acriflavine is much safer/less harsh. If you can't find acriflavine or formalin, and the other fish aren't showing any symptoms, then you could probably get away just treating with metro in a QT. The chemical bath is designed to provide temporary relief until metro finishes the parasite off.
  7. It's probably Brooklynella, as Ty said. Sometimes non-clownfish are not affected by brook, but it's possible the disease will remain latent until you treat all the other fish, go fallow, etc. I would give all your fish an acriflavine bath (Ruby Reef Rally) and then transfer them into a clean/sterile QT. Nothing from the DT should be reused to setup the QT. Treat with metronidazole (Seachem Metroplex or Metro-MS) for 2 weeks and after that brook should be eliminated. Fallow period for brook is 6 weeks. If you think you might also have ich in your DT, then it might be a good idea to treat with CP or Hypo for 4 weeks afterwards; and go fallow in the DT for the full 76 days.
  8. It does look "brook like". @Chris_ATX Are these new clowns? Or have you added anything new recently? Even corals/inverts?
  9. Would like to help you out, but my entire fish medicine cabinet is in storage up in Arkansas.
  10. Assuming we're still here in 10 days (long story), I'll be happy to help again. I should be able to let you know for sure by early next week.
  11. For fish, I prefer using Tricaine-S (MS 222): https://www.thepondoutlet.com/tricaine-s-ms-222-by-western-chemical-inc. You can use it as both an anesthetic/sedative (for fish surgery) or for euthanasia if overdosed. More info and dosages can be found here: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/11/fish
  12. IMO; Bayer does a pretty good job. I also use CoralRx sometimes. But neither will eliminate pest eggs IME.
  13. Yeah, no algae scraping critters w/acrylic.
  14. ^^ Agree. With an acrylic tank, it's just a matter of when - not if - you are going to scratch it. If you get a little lax on wiping the panels down, it's almost impossible to get corralline off without doing damage.
  15. Didn't even realize Houston had a downtown aquarium. The one at the zoo was nice. If y'all are ever in New Orleans, check out the Aquarium of the Americas at the foot of Canal St.