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Forum: Puget Sound Aquarium Society (PSAS) 10/19/2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By leebca
Seattle Area Presentation

If you live or happen to be in the Seattle, WA area, Lee Birch will be giving a presentation on fish food, reading labels, and nutrition to the Puget Sound Aquarium Society (PSAS). The details are:...
Forum: Saint Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists (SLASH) 03/08/2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By leebca
Thanks Reggae Fish. I've seen the links to the...

Thanks Reggae Fish. I've seen the links to the other stores. Just didn't know much about Clayton P E. You make it sound worthwhile to visit there.

capncapo,
Thanks for that info. It's hard to...
Forum: Saint Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists (SLASH) 03/08/2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By leebca
Stores Specializing in Marine

I'm in St. Louis next week. I've seen the list of area stores, but still wonder if the selection of marine life is very good at the following stores:

Clayton Pet Emporium
Clayton, MO

Tropical...
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/02/2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By leebca
Garlic pieces have been attributed with killing...

Garlic pieces have been attributed with killing intestinal worms, but with inconsistant results. I'd go with the usual meds for internal parasites.
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/01/2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By leebca
Boomer. . .It looks like you missed what Randy...

Boomer. . .It looks like you missed what Randy wrote: That's why I suggested the other actions.

A fish that is picking at its regular food it has been eating, is not disinterested in it. There...
Forum: Reef Fishes 09/30/2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By leebca
If there is a mechanical/physical reason for it...

If there is a mechanical/physical reason for it to not be eating, then there are some of things you might try.

Even if the fish is injured or healing, the addition of liquid vitamins (I'd suggest...
Forum: Reef Fishes 09/24/2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By leebca
The cowfish can be a bit of an enigma. They go...

The cowfish can be a bit of an enigma. They go through stages and phases of development. Having one stop and then start eating is not unusual. It's the ones that stop and never re-start that have...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 05/27/2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,781
Posted By leebca
RATS! I was hoping the need would go away...

RATS!

I was hoping the need would go away but it didn't.

I have to be in DC on Friday. I return Saturday at Ontario Airport at 12:15 p.m. I will just be able to make the ReefHotSpot part.
...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/22/2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
Use the NeoPlex NOT the other one. :)

Use the NeoPlex NOT the other one. :)
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
They aren't the same medications. The...

They aren't the same medications. The Nifurpirinol is a medication used for external fungal infections. I'm not sure it would work the same for protecting the fish with an injury, against bacterial...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By leebca
Assuming you copied the directions correctly, it...

Assuming you copied the directions correctly, it sounds like this medication is meant to be added to the tank water.

If that's the case, I would not use it on the food. If however it gave...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By leebca
Good point! I wondered whether I should...

Good point!

I wondered whether I should write another post about the issue of "My fish will only eat (mysis, or brine shrimp, or flake, or etc.)."

It's like, who's in charge? Are aquarists not...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By leebca
Exclamation Fish Eating Like a Pig? - Not so Good!

If a fish is ‘eating like a pig’ obviously, there’s something wrong. Fish aren’t pigs.

Do you think the fish eats like this in the wild? Ask a diver.

Why does a captive fish eat...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By leebca
You have pH instability. Alkalinity is tied into...

You have pH instability. Alkalinity is tied into pH.

A pH change of as little as 0.05 is harmful to fishes. This is creating a stress you can't see and which will reduce the length of life of...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/21/2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
There were some deviations from the dip, such as...

There were some deviations from the dip, such as aeration and how you changed the pH, but if you believe the fish's gills are damaged and no longer infected, then there is no medication you can...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By leebca
If the condition is Brooklynella (and that is...

If the condition is Brooklynella (and that is possible with newly acquired anemonefishes) then the formalin dips you're doing, if you're following these recommendations:...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
I remember you writing this. I meant more...

I remember you writing this. I meant more details about the dip.

How did you prepare the freshwater for the dip?

What kind of freshwater did you use?

What kind of Methylene Blue did you...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
If you're sure it is Marine Ich, then keeping it...

If you're sure it is Marine Ich, then keeping it in hyposalinity would be best for this fish. You can perform another freshwater dip again, but before you do, please review with me exactly how you...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By leebca
Labored breathing and fast demise fits a few...

Labored breathing and fast demise fits a few diseases and parasites. The most notable is Marine Velvet. Sometimes the disease strikes so quickly that the aquarist just finds dead fish and doesn't...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
Assuming it does have Marine Ich infecting the...

Assuming it does have Marine Ich infecting the gills and you've given it a FW dip, and it's been in hyposalinity treatment for 5 days, then the best I can think of is to continue with the...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 05/20/2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By leebca
Good catch Nicole. I read "1.008" for his...

Good catch Nicole.

I read "1.008" for his posted "1.018."

You need a salinity of 11ppt to 12ppt which is around 1.008 to 1.009 to really blast the parasite, IMHO.
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By leebca
I'm sorry I misunderstood. I thought the CT was...

I'm sorry I misunderstood. I thought the CT was one of the ones bloated, too.

Copper essentially is the treatment for two primary parasites: Marine Ich and Marine Velvet. I think by now you'd...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By leebca
I'd give it a try. Just set the rock in some...

I'd give it a try. Just set the rock in some saltwater while you monitor the situation.

In general, bacteria don't immediately respond well to a lower salinity, so how many are actually...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By leebca
That LR will contribute to your (poor) water...

That LR will contribute to your (poor) water quality issues. It isn't advisable to put LR in a hyposalinity treatment tank. Too many organisms will die in and on the rock causing pollution.

I'd...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 05/20/2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By leebca
I think you're right (about the pH monitor). ...

I think you're right (about the pH monitor). It's a challenge.

Did you/do you have any biological filter going for you?

Some sound advice on quarantine tanks (similar to a hospital tank) can...
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