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Old 09-17-2003, 03:32 AM   #1
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ICH problem - please help

Our fish came down with ICH. We just noticed when we came home this evening, so we'll have to wait until the morning to get medication. We have lowered our salinity to 1.017 and raised our temp to 82, in hopes to help them through the night. We are looking at treating the main tank directly with copper or other medicine, do you have any recommendations? Thanks!!
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Our clown trigger is turning white.... PLS ANY help???
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HI All - our fish made it through the nite and most of the spots are gone, but their colors are still very pale - the trigger is still white-ish and now the lion is turning pale. Please if someone can help us understand what's going on - what do we do next we would appreciate it very much. Also should we feed them this morning as usual?
Our temp is holding at 82.5 and salinity 1.017.
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Do you have any inverts, corals, LR or LS in your tank? If you do, DO NOT put any copper into the tank, it will kill your inverts and will never come out of the sand or LR. In fact, i would avoid treating your main tank with copper all together. You should set up a QT and treat them in there.

Feed them sparingly with garlic saoked food. The garlic will help the fish repell the little buggers.

Im not sure why you dropped your salinity to 1.017? If you are going to use Hyposalinity (do a search he on AA for Hyposalinity), you will need to bring your SG down to 1.09 over several days and keep it there for 3 or more weeks. Too much of a change too fast causes stress and can kill your fish. As with copper, treating with Hyposalinity should be done in a tank with no inverts, it will kill them.

To speed up the ich's life cycle, i would suggest bringing your Temp up to 84F slowly over then next few days. Again, too much of a change too fast causes stress and can kill your fish.

Do a search for Ich, Ick, Hyposalinity or Copper here and you will find lots of posts on this subject. HTH

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