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Old 06/11/2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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My fish have a white slime on them.

My fish have developed a white slime on them not all but is starting to worry me. I have recently changed my rockwork and reinserted a few of the fish I had all very healty. Now I have a Blue tang, harlequin, clown fish, and sohal with a white slime. what is this? can it be due to teperature? ich is not apparent only on my blue tang who is getting picked on by the sohal. please any info would be appreciated all the local stores closed for the evening and I would like to get the treatment started as soon as possible. Thanks

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Old 06/11/2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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Test your water, particularly alkalinity, nitrate and ammonia.


"Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale, not meq/l; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal will not rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge lps reef, hermits, snails, mandy, 4 black axil chromis, azure damsel, starry/tailspot blennies, firefish, royal gramma, YWG pair, blue star damsel; 3 stripe dascyllus damsel; blue devil damsel; golden domino dascyllus damsel
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Old 06/12/2006, 07:40 AM   #3
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If your Blue Tang has ich, they will all get ich...I hope they are in a quarantine
How long have you had the Clown? Is it wild caught or tank raised? Brook is a possibility but saying your fish have 'white slime' is not enough to make a proper diagnosis.

Please list any other symptoms,
post a pic,
do ALL the fish have this white slime?
Are they eating?
How long have you had them?
Water paremeters?
How long has this tank been set up?
Need much more info

Also, your Sohal will continue to get more and more aggressive as it grows. They are beautiful fish but are known to terrorize their tankmates...A Hippo Tang, being one of the more peaceful Tangs, is not a suitable tankmate...neither is a Clown..Hippo needs a 6 ft tank.....a Sohal, IMO, needs a 200+ tank

AKA Kim Hardie..

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