Tired Posted May 20, 2022 Share Posted May 20, 2022 I ordered a brown clown goby from LA's Diver's Den, and he's come in with ich. Great. He also has a sunken belly, and doesn't seem to want to eat. I've added a few amphipods to the treatment tank in hopes that he'll snack on them, but I don't know if he's taken any. He's definitely not taking mysis or pellets. I have some chloroquine phosphate I want to use to treat him. He doesn't seem to be in bad shape right now, as far as the ich- just a scattering of spots, probably brought on by the stress of shipping. No flashing, no heavy breathing. Should I wait a few days and try to get him eating, or should I start off right away? Is the medication likely to damage his appetite? Part of the reason I bought from Diver's Den in the first place is because clown gobies can be tricky to get eating, and he's meant to have been eating before they shipped him out. Humblefish's guide says to treat fish with CP for 10 days, then transfer them into a separate QT tank and observe for 2-4 weeks. Trouble is, I don't have a separate QT system. Would a 100% water change be enough to keep him in the same tank? If not, is there any way to kill all ich on the various surfaces of an aquarium, canister filter (with no media), and heaters in a day or two? I could put him in a big bucket for a couple days. So far, my plan for sterilizing ich away is to rinse the tank with freshwater and leave it outside for 2 days, so it'll get dry and also quite hot from being in the Texas sun. I also plan to put the canister filter and heaters outside, with the canister filter running tap water through itself, for 2 days. That seems like it should be pretty lethal to any ich in any crevices, since it can't stand fresh water, without risking any bleach or whatnot hanging out in crevices and getting back into my fish. Or is my best bet just to treat for 24 days straight? I'd prefer him to be in medicated water for a minimal amount of time, so I can add amphipods and hopefully let him eat whenever he wants to eat. Since I can't put him in my nice bug-filled tank, I'd like to bring the bugs to him, but I know the CP will probably kill amphipods. "healthiest marine fish available anywhere", my foot. Quote Link to comment
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