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First fish and an Isopod


zakurie

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I bought a yellow watchman goby as my first fish in my nano. Went to see the Incredibles (great movie!!) and comae home to see an isopod on the goby. After a challenging and stressful (for me and the goby) 20 minutes, I removed the isopod. The goby seems to be doing great. And no more signs of isopods.

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It was a task. I had to get the goby out of my tank and into a clean tupperware with some salt water. Then I put the goby into another clean tupper ware with very little water so that I could get it out of the water long enough (like one or two seconds at a time) to get the ispod off with tweezers. I don't know who was more scared...me or the goby. After awhile, I got a good pinch on the isopod and it let go.

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holyherbiness

wow nice.

My royal gramma would not let itself be caught. I created too many holes and crevices into my aquarium . If it becomes diseased, I'd have to let it sit it out, or die. Rather spend another 15 bucks than dismantle my whole aquarium to catch it heh

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Dips can be from 2-10 minutes long. This depends on the behavior of the fish. If it starts to show extreme stress or starts to keel over then you should end the dip immediately. Goodluck.

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Freshwater dips are extremely stressful on a fish and some species of fish won't even survive more than a few seconds in freshwater. You usually have better success removing those types of parasites with tweezers like you did. Good Job.

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