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Old 01-07-2014, 09:34 PM   #31
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So anybody know if I should keep doing freshwater dips

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #32
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Freshwater dips will not remove ich indefinitely. Copper and Hypo are they only ways to effectively remove all ich.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:50 PM   #33
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Well if you read the rest of the thread I have been and still am treating with copper. Just thought if I could kill the ones that are on the tang with freshwater dips the copper will be taking care of the ones in the tank. Because the ich wasn't going away on the tang and if it's on the tang the medicine doesn't kill it but freshwater dips will
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:28 AM   #34
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Alright well I've decided that in a week ich or no ich I'm putting them back in the 120. I've been treating them since November 20th. There's no reason this fish should still have ich. Unless the test kit isn't testing the correct results. I've freshwater dipped it twice. It's ich has gone down a good bit but his fins and tail still have it. Is there anyway it's just permanently damaged from having ich for a while? Or does anybody have any suggestions or anything. I'd hate to give up after going through all this but it's just frustrating me

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:18 AM   #35
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I would just urge you to be patient with the treatment and give it a bit more time before you do something drastic and put the fish back in the display. While I do agree it should be gone by now sometimes it just doesn't work out the way we would like it . See how it is doing in two weeks from now and reevaluate then .

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Old 01-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #36
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Alright. I guess I will check the copper more often. I checked it the day before yesterday and it was right. I will check it again today. I'm going to try another freshwater dip too. That was actually seeming to help. The kole tang keeps getting a spot or two on one fin and then it goes away. I think I might take that log thing out and wash it with hot water. Maybe they are living in that. The sailfin tang doesn't do anything but stay in that and the kole tang swims a lot.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:04 PM   #37
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Ok I freshwater dipped the sailfin. Tried to dip the kole but as soon as I put him in even with same temperature and everything he went stiff and wouldn't move when I touched him so I put him back in the tank. I washed the couple fake things and pvc I have in the tank with hot water and then I tested the copper again and it came out to be right.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #38
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Ok I haven't seen any ich on the tangs body in a week. But it's still got spots all over the tail and fins. But now that I think about it.. they don't look like regular ich spots. Their more like bigger thicker spots or something. I don't know hard to explain. You can kind of tell in the picture I posted earlier in the thread. I mean is it possible that he's scarred? I've been checking copper every other day. The kole tang hasn't shown any spots of ich or any flashing in over a week. The sailfin doesn't even do any flashing. Should I put some medicine in there for fin rot or something like that to see if the spots go away? To see if maybe his fins are just scarred or those are just spots where the ich has torn the fins and tail? Jan 20th makes it 2 full months I've been treating with copper. The copper may have lower a little bit on it's own here and there before but it's been in the tank this whole time. Seems like the ich would be gone by now

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #39
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I'm doing hypo in my 240g right now and all three fish. (Picasso Trigger, Porcupine Puffer and DesjardiniTang) had spots, but have been clear for two days. The Tang and Trigger now have the same sort of spots you are talking about on their fins (just a couple). I'm thinking it is the aftermath, but am going to watch for a while. I've got two weeks after the last spots to see how it goes. I've dealt with Ich before, but do not recall seeing this sort of thing. I'll see if I can get pics of mine...
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:23 PM   #40
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Ok. I've been noticing they seem thicker but I didn't really think about it until now. Even when he had ich on his body they were the normal spec looking spots but those are all gone and I can't get these on his fins and tail to go away. And I was thinking maybe its because I've had the sailfin for a long time with him having ich then it going away then coming back and then I finally decided to get everything out of my 120 and leave it empty treat for ich in a quarantine so now he's just scarred or something. I've been driving myself absolutely insane trying to get rid of it from him. Even when I did a freshwater dip it seemed like all the spots on his body disappeared from that but his tail and fins still looked the same

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