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Old 03-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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CoralRX,,,,Ich?

Will coral rx kill ich on incoming coral? Will any product?

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I don't think corals can have ich, only fish can.
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+1. Pretty sure coral doesn't carry it.

Are you dipping corals before you add them to your tank though to make sure nothing else gets in?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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I definitely will be dipping from now on!

Can't the ich travel on the coral though since it is wet (because ich has that free swimming stage)? Or am I thinking of something else?

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Ich can only live on fish. Now other parasites might be able to travel on coral, but now ich.
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Correct. Ich need a living host to survive. Hence why a fallow tank will prevent the survival of it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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Ich can and will "hitch" a ride on anything wet,,its been proven...
While it "needs" a host fish ,it can still fall off and land on anything in the tank and go for a ride..
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Ich can very likely hitch on a coral frag just like it will sit in the sand bed.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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I think dipping your corals will overall be a good thing. Not sure about it killing ich but it will get rid of some other nasties that can hitch in on a coral.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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I definitely will dip them.

The thought of just leaving a coral in a QT for 8 wks kills me though! That is super long time, especially if it is just a tiny frag just to get rid of ich, lol.
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