View Full Version : Help identify possible marine disease

08/16/2017, 03:52 PM
5 days ago I added 4 fish to a 55 gallon quarantine tank that I purchased from LFS.
Scopus tang
Kole tang
Lavender tang

Yesterday was day 4 and I started cupramine at .25. To my surprise today my kole tang and lavender are breathing heavily and not eating. The Scopus and clown are ok. I did a large water change and added carbon thinking they are sensitive to cupramine... well the cupramine is nearly gone... (.01) and they are still breathing heavily and not swimming much at all or eating.

No prime was added and the quarantine was well cycled 2 months prior. Have a seachem alert ammonia badge so those can be ruled out. The only thing I can think of is velvet... Should I fw dip? I have never dealt with anything but ich.

I was planning on Prophylactic treating with cupramine and prazipro. That is why copper was added in the first place. Fish were eating and looked healthy before starting cupramine on day 4.

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08/16/2017, 09:33 PM
Flukes maybe? A freshwater dip would tell for certain. Do the fish have any visible lesions?

08/16/2017, 10:55 PM
I am too scared too do a FW dip... lol. No they don't that I can tell

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08/20/2017, 08:58 AM
Sometimes a simple visual inspection won't cut it when it comes to flukes. And there's no need to be afraid of doI got a FW dip. Plenty of pretty good YouTube videos that'll walk you through it. Couldn't hurt.