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Old 07-18-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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blue tang

my blue tank has ich. i want to treat it with cuprimine. does it more sensitive to copper compared with percula clown?
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do u have a qt?

i'd go hyposalinity before treating w/ copper, i generally use it as a last resort..

although i havent had ich for 10 months or so.. knock on wood..
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how do i do the hyposalinity?
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Hyposalinity is when you adjust the salinity to below NSW. Usually 1.009 I would not recommend this if you do not have a refractometer. Swing arms are not very reliable when it comes to keeping a specific salinity like that. Too high and the ich will not die and too low and it could effect the fish. Otherwise I find it to be much more reliable and safer than using copper. Remember if one fish has ich ALL your fish must be treated, corals and inverts excluded.
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Cupramine in a qt setting is tolerated well by tangs. This is the only copper I would recommend if you are going to go that route.
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I am big fan of hypsalinity, it's really done the trick for me. Personally I've found copper to be very harsh, especially on certain fish. Of course as everyone else has stated, you'll want to perform any method in a QT.

You can find all the details here:
http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...osalinity.html

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