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Old 04-10-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Ich!

Added a montipora coral a couple days ago and now all my fish have ich

anything i can do other than try and catch all my fish and move them into quarantine?
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Where did you get the coral?
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local (thought to be trusted) fish store
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Aren't you in the Hampton Roads area.if you are I can give you the names of the best two local places to get livestock.
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no im in Edmonton canada. i just picked up a product called "herbana" and the people at the store swear by it, 100% natural so no risk to corals
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interesting. Did you dump the LFS water into your tank?
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As neilanh stated it more then likely came in with the water because corals don't get ich.
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interesting. Did you dump the LFS water into your tank?
nope transfered from the bag, into a container, acclimated it and lifted it out and put it in my tank.
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There are no known natural cures for Ich. It takes either a Hyposalinity treatment or a copper based medication to eradicate the parasite.

ATJ's Marine Aquarium Site - Reference - Hyposalinity Treatment

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro
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I dip all of my corals in Luguls Solution and then Revive. I use a flashlight to look closely for flatworms or red bugs and a turkey Baster to swish the water and suck out anything I may find. Never trust anyplace - LFS or reefer. Assume every piece has something.

I was not award corals could carry ich though.

I've heard of some people using a UV at least 18w and. 100gph pump. Slower flow is more efficient. It's not 100%. But essentially, when the Ich complete the first phase and drop off you have a shot at killing the free floaters with the UV. otherwise, you're catching fish.

My recco is copper - Cupramine. Hypo messes with the bacteria and causes serious fluctuations in PH, ammonia and nitrite. It's hard to keep up and very likely you'll lose the fish due to all the changes

One thing about copper is some fish are sensitive to it
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