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Old 02-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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ick and coral

My fish in my 14 gallon biocube have ick, it's just a damsel and a couple gobies.
What can I do to treat this?
I have some soft coral in the tank and I know that most copper based Meds would hurt them.
I heard something about feeding them garlic?
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Really, the best option is a hospital tank. There are very few options with ich. First option is Reef Safe ich meds. Second option is ich meds that actually work - but will kill the corals. You could try hyposalinity, but that might damage the corals, too.
Really, you want the sick fish isolated from other livestock for treatment. Wish there was a better option for you.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Hospital tank isn't really an option at the time.

Cycle fish are cycle fish.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "Cycle fish are cycle fish."
Maybe someone else can jump in and suggest something, but what I told you is about all I know on the subject.
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There's nothing you can do in that tank. You'll have to move them to a QT tank for hyposalinity treatment, which is the least harsh, or a copper based med.
There is debate about the effect of garlic on the immune systems of fish. I have read that there is no medicinal effect.
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What I ment by "cycle fish are cycle fish"
Is that if they die off from the ick I won't really be taking a large loss.
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Well "cycle fish are cycle fish" pertains to the fact he's torturing these fish to begin his cycle. And ick is one of the results of the torture.
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Ok so your saying your tank is cycled then?
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The tank is cycled now yes.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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Ok "now" its cycled got ya.
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