A.Berry

Reef Jar Project *What is this???*

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+1 on ammonia question. I assume it's zero if your goby is happy, but worth asking.

 

Your premixed water from the big box store--is it Natural Sea brand? I've heard of people having issues with that water.

 

finally, how high is your light above the waterline?

 

if all factors check out, I would just continue your normal routine of feedings and water changes (what % are you doing?) and wait.

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So far the ammonia hasn't gotten above the safe block on my test strips (really need to get better test strips). The water is imagitarium brand. The light is about 2-3 inches off the water with the lid on.

 

Im feeding pellets the day after water changes, a quarter cube of mysis shrimp 2 days later, pellets 2 after that, then quarter cube a couple hours before water change. I'm doing about 95% (I'm trying to leave enough in goby burrow to not stress it too bad)

 

i dropped the flow flow and everything is opening back up 

 

 

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Ammonia or nitrite could be a factor given that feeding schedule plus relative newness of system. Although I would expect goby to be in poor shape if that were the case. Light level is probably ok.

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16 minutes ago, natalia_la_loca said:

Ammonia or nitrite could be a factor given that feeding schedule plus relative newness of system. Although I would expect goby to be in poor shape if that were the case. Light level is probably ok.

Ok maybe I should slow down on the feeding a bit... the goby has some tub anyways haha

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What is this??? I came home and noticed this on the frogspawn. What is it? How do I clear it up?

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That looks like an infection. 

I would do an immediate dip in something like lugol's or CoralRx. 

Do you have any dips on hand?

Most of them have instructions on them. 

For a simple lugol's dip, I do 1 cup tankwater, 1-2 drops lugols (2 in this case), leave it in for 5 mins or so, then swish around in dip before rinsing and returning to tank.

Good luck!!

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No I don't have anything and no car seats to run to the store with! Shoot! Think it'll be fine until morning? I need to get more water anyways

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I think it'll be dead by morning if you don't dip it. 

Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

I haven't done a standard peroxide dip in a while, so if someone else with more recent experience tells you different do what they say, but if it were me and I had to act now and all I had was peroxide, I would mix either one part peroxide to one part tankwater or 1 part peroxide to 2 parts tankwater and dip for about 3 mins. 

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24 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

I think it'll be dead by morning if you don't dip it. 

Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

I haven't done a standard peroxide dip in a while, so if someone else with more recent experience tells you different do what they say, but if it were me and I had to act now and all I had was peroxide, I would mix either one part peroxide to one part tankwater or 1 part peroxide to 2 parts tankwater and dip for about 3 mins. 

I'll have a look. Any other ideas in the mean time? What might have brought this on?

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10 minutes ago, A.Berry said:

Should I go ahead and quarantine?

 

If you can't dip the frag, you should quarantine it til you can. 

If you can dip it, I wouldn't worry about quarantine. 

Am I remembering correctly that it hasn't opened fully for a little while?

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This one has actually opened pretty fully daily. I got in touch with the guy from my local reef club that I got the drag from. He suggested siphon the infected head and remove it at the branch. He said he's never been successful in treating it. it seems that isolating it is best and it's frogspawn specific.

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So I did that and the 2 healthy looking heads are blown up and happy looking so we'll see how they do

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