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hobbzz

How do I change this?
Is it quality marine? I got some fish from them recently that came in with what is likely uronema marinum and theyre dropping like flies. I'd like to replace them with some from the lfs once I get it under control, just want to make sure theyre not coming from the same place. Thanks
 

S14Swap240sx

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never heard of this.. figure id post this up

Uronema marinum is a saltwater parasite that can prove fatal for marine fish. The parasites behind the disease are ciliated protozoa that live freely in marine environments. This disease will as most other diseases only infect already weakened fish and the best way to prevent this disease is therefore to keep a clean aquarium with healthy and well fed fish and avoid overcrowding. You should also make sure to keep new fish in a quarantine tank where you nurture them into good health before letting them into your general population. Uronema marinum usually feeds on bacteria but will attack weak fish as well, eating at its internal organs and muscles. Uronema marinum is often misdiagnosed as it shares symptoms with a number of other bacterial and parasitical diseases. It is however important to diagnose the disease correctly as it is fatal for many types of marine fish. The symptoms of Uronema marinum includes rapid breathing, flashing and loss of color (the fish becomes pale) as well as weight loss and dehydration.

Fortunately there are several ways to treat this disease. One way is to bath your fish in a freshwater tank for 2-3 minutes (until the fish show signs of stress but no more than 3 min). A variety of this treatment is to place the fish in a hospital tank with low salinity (1.011) for 21 days. This treatment should not be used with sensitive species. Another method is to use chemical treatments such as Methylene blue, Copper Sulfate or Malachite green. Always follow instructions provided with the product you purchased if you choose to use a chemical treatment. There are also other medications such as the antibiotic Nitrofurazone that will help treat Uronema marinum.

source... first link on google lol

Sorry about the losses and good luck with future purchases.
 

hobbzz

How do I change this?
Thanks, but I've already found that. They went straight into qt when I got them and were treated with cupramine. After they started dying I did some research and started a thread which led me to the uronema. They have since been treated with maracyn, prazipro, had a formalin dip and next up is a medication that is a combination of malachite green and nitrofurazone.

Just looking at sourcing some replacements that will not come from quality marine. I've found two other sources that have reported recently that quality has a current problem with uronema. Nothing scientific, but I don't want any fish from them in the next few months.
 

hobbzz

How do I change this?
They already have, I kust want to give it a few months before getting anything else from QM. Thanks.
 

vitz

New member
never heard of this.. figure id post this up

Uronema marinum is a saltwater parasite that can prove fatal for marine fish. The parasites behind the disease are ciliated protozoa that live freely in marine environments. This disease will as most other diseases only infect already weakened fish and the best way to prevent this disease is therefore to keep a clean aquarium with healthy and well fed fish and avoid overcrowding. You should also make sure to keep new fish in a quarantine tank where you nurture them into good health before letting them into your general population. Uronema marinum usually feeds on bacteria but will attack weak fish as well, eating at its internal organs and muscles. Uronema marinum is often misdiagnosed as it shares symptoms with a number of other bacterial and parasitical diseases. It is however important to diagnose the disease correctly as it is fatal for many types of marine fish. The symptoms of Uronema marinum includes rapid breathing, flashing and loss of color (the fish becomes pale) as well as weight loss and dehydration.

Fortunately there are several ways to treat this disease. One way is to bath your fish in a freshwater tank for 2-3 minutes (until the fish show signs of stress but no more than 3 min). A variety of this treatment is to place the fish in a hospital tank with low salinity (1.011) for 21 days. This treatment should not be used with sensitive species. Another method is to use chemical treatments such as Methylene blue, Copper Sulfate or Malachite green. Always follow instructions provided with the product you purchased if you choose to use a chemical treatment. There are also other medications such as the antibiotic Nitrofurazone that will help treat Uronema marinum.

source... first link on google lol

Sorry about the losses and good luck with future purchases.

i don't know where this info's from, but those are absolutely WORTHLESS for treating euro.
 

Mrscribbled

Team RC
i don't know where this info's from, but those are absolutely WORTHLESS for treating euro.

+1 none of these treatments are effective for uronema, formalin and chloroquine phosphate are the only effective treatments I'm aware of.
 
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