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May 3, 2007 at 7:34 am #1193FERS4REEFMember
hi, everyone just wanted to keep you all updated on my ich problem. Well, in short I lost three horses to ich. The hyposalinity worked great for a while. It showed alot of promise. I just dont think my last pony could deal well. I had finally got it to start eating frozen mysis even (following the guide lines posted) but all of a sudden the symptoms came back and he didnt make it. This forum has helped me out so much. I think the next time no damsel cycling no matter what my wife wants. I do believe thats what introduced it to my system.So I guess my new question is. How long should I wait to try again I think I\’m ready this time no more LFS ponies either. Thanks alot Pete for the help. Oh, I know this jumping the gun but I just recently purchased 2 Africanblue stripe baby pipe fish (no worries their safe in a quarintine tank. Dont know if you can answer the question but, their mouths are so dang small what other foods beside baby brine can I feed.Thanks alotMay 4, 2007 at 5:26 am #3570Pete GiwojnaGuest
Hyposalinity is a very well established treatment for Cryptocaryon and I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t more effective in your case, sir. All my condolences on your losses!
Cryptocaryon irritans are obligate parasites that cannot survive indefinitely in the aquarium without a vertebrate host. So if you let your seahorse tank lay fallow for six weeks without any fish in a, you can be confident that the parasites have been eradicated and it’s safe to stock the aquarium again. That will allow you to provide a thorough quarantine period for your African blue stripe pipefish to make sure they are healthy.
In addition to newly hatched brine shrimp, many pipefish will learn to accept frozen Cyclopeeze fairly readily so that is something you can consider in addition to Artemia. And of course they will also appreciate live copepods.
Best wishes with all your fishes, FERS4REEF!
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