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Old 01-04-2014, 02:56 PM   #21
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Yea I figured. Just getting frustrated that it won't go away. The other fish in the tank hasn't had any but idk if it's safe to go ahead and get them out if the sailfin still has it they could too right?

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:25 PM   #22
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Any fish in there with the tang more than likely is carrying the parasite even though there are no signs .
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:50 AM   #23
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Ok I tested the copper and it was below .5. So I put enough cupramine in for 10 gallons and tested it again. Now it's about .6. The test is kinda hard to read so hopefully I'm reading it right. It's kind of hard to match the color. Don't know if I didn't add enough when I did my water change but I'm pretty positive I tested it after I added the cupramine after the water change. I don't know how it would of lowered like that with no carbon or anything removing it. So I will start testing it at least every other day.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #24
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Probably going to lose my bangaii cardinal that I've had for a few years. This is really getting on my nerves and frustrating the heck out of me.. why won't this stupid ich go away.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:29 PM   #25
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Yep cardinal died. He had stopped eating and this morning he was laying on the bottom but was still alive. I just found him dead. My other fish are still eating fine though. Stupid ich. How long is too long to treat with copper? Don't wanna hurt my fish and I've already been treating them since Nov 20th. I'm gona start testing the level everyday. It's still between .5 and .6 right now

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:47 PM   #26
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To be honest, I've never liked dosing cupramine as strongly as suggested on the bottle. IMO/IME .5mg/l is an awfully high dosage for fish to withstand that are already unhealthy to begin with. I've lost several fish in QT at that high dosage that were showing no signs of ich and eating well. After reading the article below and discussing with other reefers, I've had much better success when dosing slowly over 3-4 days to reach an ending concentration of .3mg/L.

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:16 PM   #27
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Should I try a freshwater dip to get what's on him off and see if I can keep it off?

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #28
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I went ahead and did a freshwater dip. Could of just been wishful thinking or whatever but I'm pretty sure I watched ich or something fall out of all the spots on him. I left him in it for 8 minutes. I probably could of left him for longer because he was still active but I didn't want to cause any problems with him. Now that he's back in quarantine he still has a few spots on his fins and tail but is much better looking. Should I keep doing the freshwater dip everyday? To keep killing anything that attaches to him while the medicine kills what's in the tank? And should I go ahead and fresh water dip the kole tang?
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Are you sure it wasn't flukes? Ich doesn't really "fall" off.

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #30
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then maybe it was just bubbles or something haha like I said probably just wishful thinking. It wasn't flukes I did a freshwater bath to a Koran that had flukes and actually did see those fall off. Of course by the time I found out what it was he was covered in them and I saw hundreds of them. And that fish didn't make it
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