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06-19-2017, 12:51 AM
Okay I decided to buy some more expensive fish.
Last week I picked up 2 8 line wrasse and a cresent wrasse.
The cresent wrasse acclimated just fine then what straight to the corner of the tank and layed their then I haven't seen it in a week.

Then one of the 8 lines started getting some larger white discoloration and raised scales?
So I started feeding anti byotics. Kanaplex and focus. 3 days latter the female 8 line know has one starting. And now the foxfaces has something going on. Same kind of look.

I am new to the fish world and have just finished lowering nitrates (what a battle) still working on phosphates. So a lot of water changes.
Any idea of sick fishes?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170619/0f7179308f6f780971a7f68f2c424103.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170619/a891f2f9a44cc5fe809b7c93bf0257ce.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170619/fcabf2a29bb86d4366ae87d612f298e2.jpg

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06-19-2017, 03:07 AM
Could be fungus or even a parasite. Did you get them from J&L. Ask Katy for advice. She is quite knowledgeable.

I myself have no idea. My sick fish either get better by themselves or die. I have never been able to cure one.


06-19-2017, 11:51 AM
that many wrasse in the same tank?. how big is your tank

06-19-2017, 07:59 PM
really hard to tell from the pictures but I have 2 thoughts.

1 - Something is agressive and biting the fish causing wounds? When you add 3 fish at the same time and they are all the same species they may be fighting for territory.

2 - They have ich or some parasite and its causing them the flash against rock which is hurting their bodies.

I'm guessing your fish that hid then dissapeared may be a goner. I've had wrasses not take to acclimation before and the minute they hit the tank they hide never to be seen again...

06-20-2017, 03:16 AM
I bet it's flukes scoop then out and run prazio pro , super common with wrasse specially wild caught ones to have flukes , I usually do it prophylactic in the tank transfer before adding but it works just as good to qt them and treat with that

Google flukes see if that's what I looks like

06-20-2017, 03:17 AM
And I wouldn't worry about wrasse hiding both my wrasses after at hid for 2 and the other one slept in the sand for like 3 days someone said something about they get jet lagged and get all messed up from coming from Indonesia super common for them to hide lots at the start