Raccoon Butterfly sick

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by SamHa, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Don't want to contradict you, but this is not true. There are actually a lot of different wholesalers out there and some have better practices and controls in place than others.
     
  2. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Okayyyyy I am a Supporting member now! :)
     
  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

  4. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Yeah I have seen his add. Looks interesting.
    I would love to get a powder blue tang but I have heard they are susceptible to ich a lot.
    Do you guys recommend that I get one at this stage after couple of weeks that my cycling is finished? Or I need to wait and get more experience?
    Is this fish hardy enough?
     
  5. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

     
  6. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Personally I would stay away from powder blue and blue (hippo) tang. Crazy ich magnet. I gave my hippo away because watching him with ich every week stress me too much.
     
  7. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Take your time. Learn, and in my opinion, plan out the fish you would like to add, and try to add tangs towards the end. Tangs contribute heavily to nutrient load and you need to be sure your tank can handle it without growing a lot of nuisance algae. And Powder blue is an ich magnet like @roostertech said.


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  8. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Yeah that is similar to what I found online by researching on powder blue. So probably I keep distance from him for a while :D
     
  9. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    A healthy looking fish is a healthy looking fish. Beyond careful visual inspection in the store and making sure they are eating, you roll the dice wherever you buy fish. You can buy a sick fish from petco or one of our favorite LFS. That's why many TTM, quarantine and are ready to manage problems as they arise.


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  10. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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  11. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Yeah I have to start a quarantine tank as well. Better be safe than sorry always!
     
  12. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

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  13. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Fair enough.
    I agree that better wholesalers exist. And I am not really even saying the local ones are bad.
    But as to specifically who uses what, and which is best ... Yes ... I have absolutely no idea.
    I was guessing most stores bought from local wholesalers like Pan Ocean in Hayward, a big one in LA that I forget,
    and a couple of others.
    I have been inside Pan Ocean once. A fun adventure...
     
  14. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Welcome!!
     
  15. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Thank you very much! Pleasure to be here!
     
  16. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

    My vote is on Matt at SJ too. I bought all of my fish from him even powder blue tang. Most of my fish are from him and I don't have any issue so far.
     
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  17. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Did you also quarantine the fish? Because I texted him and he says he already quarantine all the fish.
     
  18. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

    I don't. That was the main reason why I started buying from him and will only buy from him in the future. Since I live in an apartment, QTing wasn't a ideal for me. If I do have room, I would at least place them in separately tank for 2 - 3 weeks tho. There is still a small chance that his QT might missed.
     
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  19. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I still quarantine for a few weeks mostly for observation. Overall, I agree with others that his fish are very healthy and most of them are already eating pellets.
     
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  20. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Great I guess I found my fish source now!
     

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