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Old 01-29-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
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heres what the bottle says. Copper-Free, Reef and Invertibrate Safe. Effective treatment for Marine and Freshwater Velvet, dinoflagellates, gill flukes, and bacterial fin rot. Professional Strength. Safe for nitrifying bacteria. Synergestic blend of 3 potent compounds. Will not harm aquatic plants, corals, or other invertebrates.

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all my fish have little white dots on them. not like large salt grains, but more like table salt grains. not around the gills, but on the tails, heads, and flanks of the fish. is this cryptocaryon irritans? if not, what might this be and am i using the correct medicine for whatever it may be?
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Without a picture, can't be sure... but I hate to say that it sure sounds like it. Ich looks pretty much like table salt on the body fo the fish.

Read these...

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

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ATJ's Marine Aquarium Site - Reference - Hyposalinity Treatment

I think after reading stuff, you'll come to the conclusion that anything that truly kills ich, will also kill any and all inverts. So the idea of a "reef safe" medicine to kill ich, in my opinion, is just snake oil meant to separate you from your money.

My advice? Quarantine tank and hyposalinity for all fish. Main tank fishless for 6-8 weeks to kill off the parasite in the main.
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It is Formalin based. I would follow the links given by Kurt.
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ok, well, im really scared now. for some reason, everything is dying. it started with a snail, then my Coral Beauty, then my Clown today. im down to one clown and two horseshoe crabs. i think it might be a disease or something that i picked up from one of the clowns, so im just gonna let the tank go where its gonna go. if it crashes, then ill just let it run and get back into line, then ill start again, but im really sad cuz i loved these fish, plus i put some serious cash into it. (or so it felt). but yah, any suggestions?
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did you dose the main tank with a medication?
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yah, this aqua pro cure. but the coral beauty died from the clowns attacking and killing it. which does not seem like normal behaviour for clowns. the snail died after it was upside down for a day or so, i dont know if that had anything to do with it. and idk why the clown died, he just keeled over the other day. the other clown seems to be doing good, but i expect him to follow suit. any advice/suggestions?
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...any advice/suggestions?
I think we've already done that.

Clowns are strange things. I wouldn't put it past them harrassing a angel to death. Especially if they're stressed from having to fight ich.
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welp, the other clown is as good as dead. he is laying on his side, breathing heavily. is there anything i can do to save him, or is he toast. Sorry Kurt, didnt know if maybe you guys thought it was related or not.
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