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Old 07-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #21
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Today I can really say that I cured my tang, looked at him hen the actinics turned on and I don't see any dots do I think I cured him, does anybody know if the cleaner shrimp could have helped in anyway?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #22
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Not being mean or anything but no you probably didn't cure a thing. The ich more than likely fell off the tang into the sand to reproduce. It will be back and in greater numbers once the new ich hatches. The cleaner shrimp does nothing for ich. Hypo or copper treatment is the only way to kill it. Trust me I have been thru all of this .
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #23
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Not being mean or anything but no you probably didn't cure a thing. The ich more than likely fell off the tang into the sand to reproduce. It will be back and in greater numbers once the new ich hatches. The cleaner shrimp does nothing for ich. Hypo or copper treatment is the only way to kill it. Trust me I have been thru all of this .
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QT tank and hypo or copper treatment. As long as you have fish in the tank you will have ich. Expect a return, each time it will seem to get worse and worse.
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Won't hypo or copper kill my live rock and corals?
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #25
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Yes it will that's why you need a qt tank.
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I have used ich attack in the past and it worked for me. Be sure you follow the directions for treatment and don't think it's done cause the spots are gone. Ich takes time to kill due to their life cycle. Before you buy another fish spend the money on a quarantine tank instead. Well worth the money and a 20g can be found cheap. Throw some live rock in there and keep it in there, add a powerhead and off you go. Just make sure if you ever use copper treatment never ever use the tank or rock for anything other than quarantine/hospital tank. Copper will kill inverts and soaks into the silicone and rock.
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Ok yes I am following the instructions, the spots ate gone but I'm still dosing them
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #28
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Hey everyone thanks for the help, I really think he is going to be ok last night I turned up the heat and double dosed on 100% natural ich attack and I see a lot less white dots on him he is swimming fine and everything in the tank is fine except my frogspawn which shriveled up a little bit but I knew that would happen so it's fine with me.
not what you want to hear but there is no such thing as natural ick attack, just another chemical that will do nothing while the ick continues to get stronger and attack your other fish. hypo or copper in a separate tank and your main tank fallow 8-10 weeks, that is the ONLY way to get rid of it, if one fish has it your whole tank has it.
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not what you want to hear but there is no such thing as natural ick attack, just another chemical that will do nothing while the ick continues to get stronger and attack your other fish. hypo or copper in a separate tank and your main tank fallow 8-10 weeks, that is the ONLY way to get rid of it, if one fish has it your whole tank has it.
I agree the best way is hypo or copper in a QT but a few years ago I had ich in my old 29g BC and didn't have a qt. I used ich attack and it worked, it is all natural and as long as the directions are followed then it does the trick. It has a treatment period that I don't recall but it worked for me. I think I did two back to back treatments with it which likely helped given the extended life cycle of ich.
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I see a lot of people saying that garlic cured ich:

Garlic: What has been Studied Versus What has been Claimed by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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