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Old 12-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #11
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Raising the temp does nothing in SW when it comes to Ich. I do believe that 78 degrees is a good temp to have your tank though. Here is some info on ich. I have seen ich on a fish two hours after getting him home so your LFS person is not being too truthful. Read these as far as the parasite.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com


Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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"I have seen ich on a fish two hours after getting him home so your LFS person is not being too truthful."

I wouldn't be surprised, he is a nice guy, but he has money at stake here, so he may lie to prevent having to give me my money back. 24 hours later the puffer is behaving perfectly normal, eats like a horse, and is constantly scavenging the live rock, would a sick fish do this? My goldfish that had ich, sat on the bottom and did not swim much after the first few spots appeared.

Also, since puffers do not have scales, you can not use copper based cures correct? Sadly, I do not have a hospital tank cycled or ready to move him to, so I am kind of stuck. I have an extra 10 gallon with all of the accessories that could become one, but it would take weeks to get it cycled and ready to use.

I am hoping that by reducing his stress, that his own immune system can beat the ich (if it is ich).

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don't necessarily have to cycle a QT tank - Just keep up regular water changes and pull water from your normal tank.
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I do agree with doing PWC`s but if you have the parasite in your main tank you dont want water from it in your QT. Just new SW will do.
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