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    Anthias ID with Photo

    Thanks very much.
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    Anthias ID with Photo

    I recently ordered some Pseudanthias lori online and received a different species, I think P. cooperi. I was hoping to get either a confirmation on that or suggestions as to what species it is if I'm wrong on my guess. Thanks in advance! Sorry, I can't get the picture to show up in the post...
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    fish has white stringy waste, what to treat with

    Some people have treated their DT's with Prazipro with no apparent ill effects. Or you could try the medicated pellets with metronidazole in them.
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    Treating a Long-spined Sea Urchin before QT

    Well, while technically anything below natural seawater's salinity is hyposalinity, the majority of reef keepers think of 1.009 when someone says hyposalinity because that is what is used to treat ich and most commonly referred to as hyposalinity. However, I am not sure that even 1.015 would be...
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    Treating a Long-spined Sea Urchin before QT

    Nope, I didn't mean you. ;)
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    Treating a Long-spined Sea Urchin before QT

    Good point Jay. ;) As a general rule, there is no need to treat invertebrates like this with anything. Most diseases/parasites are somewhat specific, and will die without the proper organism to infect after a short period of time. 8 weeks is sufficient for most things. So in a tank with no...
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    Treating a Long-spined Sea Urchin before QT

    I have to respectfully disagree on this. Because the are hard on the outside, they can bring tomonts, the reproductive stage of ich, into a tank. Anything wet has the potential to bring parasites and disease that can infect corals and/or fish and as such should be quarantined. It isn't...
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    Treating a Long-spined Sea Urchin before QT

    Definitely don't do a freshwater dip. Personally, I don't dip non-sessile invertebrates before quarantine. I quarantine them in a fishless system for 8 weeks.
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    ick and corals

    Not that I am aware of. Tomonts are relatively well protected, and anything that I can think that would kill them would also kill the coral.
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    ick and corals

    +1 And its not just the water, but any rock or plug that the coral is attached to can have tomonts on it. An eight week quarantine is safer.
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    Some opinions from those that use Cupramine

    Just a thought, are you adding anything else to the tank? Like an ammonia binder for instance? Running any chemical filtration? Some of these things will grab the amine group that the copper in Cupramine is bound to, releasing the copper and making it more toxic at a much lower concentration...
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    Some opinions from those that use Cupramine

    Sorry, I misunderstood. You either have something else going on, or this fish is especially sensitive to copper. I still think that it is the individual, and not angels in general. If you have had the fish long enough to rule out other possible causes (i.e. disease, chemically collected)...
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    Some opinions from those that use Cupramine

    Its not that angels don't tolerate Cupramine, as I've treated many angels of different types with no problems. I think it is possible that this fish has parasites that the Cupramine is killing and that is causing a problem, but more likely that your individual fish is not tolerating it well...
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    Some opinions from those that use Cupramine

    :( Sorry, I am only trying to help.
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    JHemdal ...please weigh in........

    It sounds to me like this product does what garlic does. Which can help decrease the numbers of a parasite, but seldom, if ever, and certainly not reliably, is an effective cure. Without further information on the ingredients in the product, which seems to be conveniently absent on the...
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