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Old 08-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #21
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I've decided that if my tank gets ich I'll just treat the fish separately and if it returns move the fish to a FOWLR where they can be free of it forever.

Good luck treating it, but as of now there really isn't a way to treat an invert tank and free it of ich.
+1 for the first part

?????? For the second. :-/

If there are JUST inverts in your tank left there's no need to treat, within 8 weeks you are guarantied a ich free tank .... With out any fish in the tank ICH WILL DIE OFF WITH IN 8 weeks.
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I had an ich outbreak is my old reef tank, I had corals and inverts in there. I picked up an ich medication that was all natural and reef/invert safe and it worked like a charm. I forget the name but it was a dark brown colour. The tank look like a mud puddle while treating but it worked and was nothing a few PWC couldn't fix. I'll see if I can find the name and post it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:18 PM   #24
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Ok, I have moved him to a hospital tank and went to my LFS. they recommended slowly raising the temp to 85 and treating him with API Pimafix. They were currently out of the ich attack and said to try this as it has worked in their personal experiences. Anyone ever used Pima fix on marine ich? Opinions? I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. They also suggested a freshwater dip but im afraid he's too frail.
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I have done a lot of FW dips..i dip every new fish i get then QT them and preform Hypo...Never used any ich medications ,,so i can't help you there,,but i would seriously consider hypo for treatment
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He's getting worse pretty much just laying there breathing heavily. I'm afraid if I try to start treatment I'll just stress him and kill him... Can anyone walk me through the steps of a freshwater dip? Do you think that will kill him if he's already this stressed?
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #27
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Is he covered with it..?
A 1 minute FW or even 30 seconds should make a lot of the visible spots drop off...,but it may be too much for it to handle...I also think leaving it be will be a certain death ...
The water has to be same temp ,,,that is all i ever worried about...some say same PH too,,but for a quick dip i don't think it matters..when and if you do hypo it will..
Your going to have to use your own judgement ,,but a FW could give him some instant relief IMO
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Yep he's pretty much covered. He was a lot worse this morning, some of it has disappeared but he is still very sick. I'm starting to think it's beyond a point of fixing him I will try the dip though and see if that will save him long enough for me to treat him further
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I would just go ahead and dip him then,,,start at 30 seconds ..i would hold him in your hand and keep him upright .....Then put him back in the saltwater..If he looks OK ,,go for another 30 seconds in FW ..
Good luck ,,hope he is a fighter for you
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Tried the dip and so far so good. He's still alive and a lot of it has fallen off, but hes still extremely stressed. Turning the lights out and will check on him tomorrow morning, hopefully he will make it
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