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Old 02/19/2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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paddlefin wrasse!

I just purchased a paddlefin wrasse( cortez rainbow wrasse) on monday and he has been hiding and coming out and hiding. I now have a porc puffer, foxface, and tomato clown. The only fish that is picking on my wrasse is the tomato clown. Now the wrasse has been hiding in the barnacle for the longest, and i dont know what to do. Anybody help? im afraid he might get ich.

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Old 02/19/2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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You mean break out with ich. Not to put too fine a point on it, but unless you have "ich" aka cryptocaryon irritans, in your system or on your new fish, he will not break out with it no matter how stressed he is. Just making sure the facts on these ectoparasites is straight.

Is there a way you can catch the clown, sequester him in another tank for a couple weeks to allow the wrasse to establish himself, then replace the clown?

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Old 02/19/2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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yes, thank you. So he cant get ich no matter how stress he is? I did have a break out of ich a while back, but i dont think its in my tank anymore. And no i cant put my clown in another tank, b/c i dont have a QT or anything. Do you think he will do ok in the barnacle? becuase he is in there for a long time now.

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Old 10/09/2020, 09:32 PM   #4
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I have been told (by a very experienced reef keeper and aquarium store owner) that ich is in *every* system, and it waits for times of weakness or stress to show itself. I believe him.

D. Leary,
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