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Old 11-07-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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hey everybody....quick question? i have got a cleaner wrasse taking care of some ich in my tank...once he dies should i remove him immediately or let the crabs have at him?
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Old 11-07-2003, 01:24 PM   #2
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You should stuff it up your nose to look for your brain.
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Old 11-07-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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thanks for the input...i have some advice for you...find a hard rock...and kick it!
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OK I appologize for my behavior. I didn't take into account that you may not know what you did.

From your perspective I think you believe you did your other fish a favor by getting a parasite predator to clean off the Ick.

From my perspective you purchased a fish that you knew would soon perish in your aquarium. A Cleaner Wrasse will not cure Ick, just pick at a few of the visible parasites before it slowly starves to death. Cleaner Wrasse have an extremely important function in the wild and removing them from the reef has been proven detrimental to the fish populations there. Buying a Cleaner supports this capture & removal.

Sorry I went off like that, it's just a sore subject with me.

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allright..allright...thanks for the info...i appreciate the updated info and will no longer use these guys as a method of helping ich...let the wrasse live wild!!!
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Thank you for accepting my appology.

Hyposalinity in a seperate hospital tank has been shown to be very effective in curing Ick.

Not everyone agrees but I believe that fish can easily fight off Ick if they are not stressed. Stress doesn't cause Ick, but it does supress the fishes immune system, especially in Tangs.
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Oh, one more thing... "find a hard rock"???? That's the best you could come up with??? LOL :P
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Im sorry but that had to be the best possible answer you could have come up with Bang Guy!!!!
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If the wrasse dies, immediately remove it from the tank if you can.

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