12-25-2007, 05:44 PM
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Help..very odd looking disease?
Hello all, I have a fully stocked 190l tank consisting of rock,leather corals,tangs,torpedos,dottyback,shrimp etc, and until today a boxfish. I already had a boxfish in my tank and further purchased a longhorn ,once I let it into my tank it appeared to have whitespot so I took it back to the retailer who popped it straight back on for sale 'yes I won't be going back lol'.. Anyway I was advised by a reputable store to use minarol and garlic to try to prevent my other fish developing the disease. a week or so went by and suddenly my box fish became covered in white spots, the next day it was smothered in what looked like thousands of bubbles, days later my tangs etc developed white spots, all fish feeding very well on their live diet of shrimp,seaweed etc and active behavior. I was then told to use octozin by a specialist who I trust very much, 3 days on 3 off etc. Only I am just 5 days into this treatment. The other fish look good, no spots. The boxfish looks same, then within hours I glanced at the the tank and its skin was hanging off, almost like shedding and had lost all balance etc and upside down. Naturally I removed it due to the toxin worries, it later died. What I would like to know, if anyone knows..is what on earth was it,why had its skin come away and what can or should I do to stop this happening to my other fish as the octozin seemingly made the matter worse?. Please any advice would be much appreciated,I miss my boxfish ;( .