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Reef Flux- Unexpected Side Effects

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Our biocube29 redux has been going well except for a GHA outbreak. Tried scrubbing the rocks with a metal brush, 35% peroxide, nutrient control, but this stuff just kept spreading. So I tried Reef Flux on July 9.

 

Within 10 days the GHA was in retreat.  At 14 days I did a water change and added 1/2 cap more to keep levels up. Now on day 17 almost all GHA gone, just 3 patches left that are only 1/16th inch long instead of the 1+ inch long that had almost overtaken the largest rocks.

 

Now for the unexpected part - on day  11, the large facial "benign tumor" on my over 6 year old female clown, Ilsa, was half gone.  All of the white ragged portion was simply gone. I waited to see if she had somehow just scraped it off, but 6 days later just the orange ragged base remains. She began developing this 2 1/2 years ago, was treated with every medicine & combo known to fishdom, but nothing worked and it had slowly grown larger, never shrinking.

 

This morning she actually laid eggs for the first time since the "tumor" began. Sadly, husband Rick decided to eat them instead of fertilizing them, but hey, he is out of practice. 

 

Anyway, thought it interesting. Will be watching closely to see if the lump continues to abate with the Reef Flux still in the system.

 

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2 hours ago, Newstead said:

the large facial "benign tumor" on my over 6 year old female clown, Ilsa, was half gone.

That's awesome!  Unexplainable, but awesome.

 

2 hours ago, Newstead said:

Sadly, husband Rick decided to eat them instead of fertilizing them, but hey, he is out of practice.

Their instincts are usually pretty dead on.  The male will remove any eggs that aren't viable (it's not 'cause he's hungry).  Keep the parameters stable, and the clowns well fed, and they should have viable eggs before too long.

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