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Old 06-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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If Im not mistaken, the white spots aren't parasites themselves, they are cysts which drop off the fish & hatch into new parasites releasing ich into the water column in search of a new host.
He is 100% right about that but I was tolled that they drop in the sand and hatch so do some moving of the sand.that helped me a bit. That way they dont come back as strong. Ps amazing fish and good luck with it
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #12
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Just an add on you have to keep the main tank without fish for 6 weeks to insure the ich has die they can't live without a host fish also cleaner shrinp won't work because the parasite is actually under the fishes skin and can't be gotten to by the shrimp
He is also right but once the fish are out of the tank drop the temp down to as low as you can go with out killing any coral or inverts that should also help.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
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Aren't Cleaner Shrimp a good alternative to chemicals when dealing with Ich or is that a myth? Came across this thread and was wondering if Cleaners really work.
They don't work at all so that is just a myth
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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Well here's the update:
All the spots are gone and I'm still treating until Monday morning. According to what I've read the continued treatment after they have fallen off helps kill the cysts before attaching again. After treatment I'll do a 20% water change siphoning the sand slightly to also help suck up the little buggers. Hopefully it works. I had to add a buffer to raise the pH but other then that she's lookin a lot better.

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #15
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Good job Swiftler!!
Hope your good luck continues, looks much better! That's a tough fish to keep happy.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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Nice job she looks good but make sure that you are positive that it is gone be for you put it back in the main tank but good luck with the fish.
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