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  1. Yes, you can feed metro soaked food whilst also treating with copper (Cupramine). However, I would personally food soak API General Cure because that medication contains both praziquantel (dewormer) and metronidazole (internal flagellates). White stringy poop can be a symptom of either malady.
  2. Humblefish

    Radiant wrasse

    I'd let it ride for now. If you see the tang still bullying him after a day or two, then pull the tang.
  3. If he got stung, then it's possible that he's now dealing with an infection. His immune system is trying to beat it, but maybe struggling to completely overcome the infection. You have three options: Passive approach - Keep water quality good and start food soaking vitamins to help boost his immune system. Moderate approach - Start food soaking an antibiotic (e.g. Neomycin, Oxytetracycline or Doxycycline), BUT you must also use a binder, such as Seachem Focus, to protect your corals. Aggressive approach - QT and dose an antibiotic directly into the water. Kanaplex + Furan-2 would be a good choice. You might even be able to get away with just using an herbal remedy, such as Melafix, in this situation.
  4. Those two fish are unlikely to tolerate one another (or any other fish) in that small aquarium over the long-term.
  5. ^^ I agree with infection diagnosis, most likely gram-negative. Keep a close eye on your other fish as some harmful bacteria will spread in the water. Sorry for your loss.
  6. Could just be sand/debris stuck to his mucous coat. If its still there come tomorrow, then it might be ich or velvet.
  7. HLLE (Head & Lateral Line Erosion) What You Need To Know: * This is more of a condition than a disease, and is usually reversible if the fish is not too damaged. * Possible causes include: Stray voltage, running carbon, nutritional deficiency and copper exposure. Additional Information HLLE literally looks as though the skin is rotting or peeling off the fish. Affected areas usually include the face and lateral line, and may be white in color. Treatment Options – Since no one can agree on the exact cause, all you can do is address all of the following theories regarding HLLE: 1) Stray voltage - Use a titanium ground probe & test your tank for stray voltage. 2) Running carbon - Don’t use it, or use only premium grade carbon. 3) Nutritional/vitamin deficiency - Feed high quality nutritional foods. Some have had success reversing the effects of HLLE by soaking food in “fish vitamins” (e.g. Selcon, Zoecon, Vita-chem) and also feeding nori. 4) Copper exposure - Sometimes fish treated with copper (especially tangs) will develop HLLE. It usually "heals" post treatment, but food soaking a vitamin supplement is a good idea to help expedite this.
  8. Do you have any other fish which might be nipping at him? How long has this tank been setup?
  9. Not all parasites are created equally. While a fish's natural immune system is sometimes able to manage the presence of ich trophonts, more virulent parasites (e.g. velvet, brook) are more difficult to overcome. Water volume (dilution) also comes into play. As does species: A clownfish or wrasse (thick mucous coat) is more equipped to withstand parasites than, say, an Acanthurus Tang (thin slime coat). So I guess when it comes to managing parasites, one might say not all fish are created equally as well.
  10. ^^ Some new tanks I've setup get film algae on the glass, others never do. Sometimes it happens within the first couple of months, other times it takes 5-6 months to occur. No rhyme or reason. It's extremely frustrating while its happening, but whatever is fueling it always seems to burn itself out after a couple of weeks.
  11. Looks like a film algae, which is usually just part of the uglies.
  12. Could be sand stuck to him or possibly even Lympho: https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/403444-lymphocystis-fish-disease-information/ I wouldn't worry too much about it unless more white dots start popping up on him.
  13. Lymphocystis What You Need To Know: * This is a virus that many fish carry for life. The white nodules (cauliflower-like growths) can grow both externally and internally; so symptoms are not always visible. * There is no known cure for Lympho. However, feeding vitamin-enriched foods and maintaining pristine water conditions will help send the virus into remission. * Lympho is rarely fatal; typically only older or weakened fish are at risk. Additional Information Lymphocystis appears as a white or beige colored wart-like growth that usually starts on the fins and spines and sometimes spreads to the body. It can also grow over internal organs, including a fish's gills. Initially it may be small (looks like Ich), but then grows in size (which is how you know it’s not Ich). Lympho is a virus that many fish carry for life. Fortunately, it is rarely fatal or even harmful to the fish, and symptoms will come and go. Treatment Options - No known cure or treatment exists. However, feeding vitamin-enriched foods and maintaining pristine water conditions may expedite the “going away” process. The lesions/nodules typically clear in 2-3 weeks, but can also take months in rare instances. More detailed information: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa181