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Uronema in Blue/Green Chromis

Discussion in 'Expert Info' started by Texco, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    I have kept two before, and both did from Uronema. With a completely different reef set up in which everything has been rigorously quarantined, treated, and monitored prior to introduction, I am very wary of adding them again because of their succeptibility. My current quarantine procedure has been pimaxfix, melafix, and cupramine, none of which I am confident in treating Uronema.

    As far as preventitive treatment of Uronema, what medications are suggested during their stay in the quarantine tank? Any suggestion would be appreciated!
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  2. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Chloroquine phosphate is best treatment according to Bob Fenner
  3. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    Thanks guys, was looking if anyone had specific first hand experience with Uronema, but will give the chloroquine a shot.
  5. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    At the halway point on chloroquine of two weeks, and 2 of 3 chromis have died in the last two days. Water is testing within parameters, lots of surface agitation. Not sure what cause of death could be.
  6. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    What brand at you using?
  7. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    I got this on ebay, no access to a veterinarian...
  8. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    Also I work from my office at home, so I monitor them almost constantly and feed multiple times a day from a diverse range of cyclops, baby brine, mysis, I.O. flake, or rotifer.
  9. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Ebay stuff is questionable at best
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  10. katyttt

    katyttt Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Also have to be careful of Ammonia spikes with many of the medications.
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  11. Mike_Tucc

    Mike_Tucc Registered Users

    I've had some luck using Nitrofurazone to treat chromis (blue and green). You have to catch it fairly early on though.
  12. Texco

    Texco Copepod

    Any recommendations for where to purchase some? I stopped the chloroquine on the one chromis that is still alive and have just been doing prazipro the last week. He is at least swimming and eating now but still looks awful
  13. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've done two rounds of chloroquine phosphate now. Each had a couple deaths. Both times a fish died were right after a water change and adding new cp. I attribute this to me not mixing the new cp completely and adding it to fast. Other than that I've had three out of five chromis make it through 30 days of cp and 7 days of prazi. I do use human grade prescription cp however
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