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Old 08-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Blue tang with ich

1.025Ok so i added him to the tank like 3 days ago.. I didnt quarantine because i only have a 10 gallon tank for quarantine and i heard somewhere that the tang will almost always develop ich when addedd to a tank.. So i added him and well.. He we are!.

So ive heard people say to feed him well with garlic soaked foods 2 times a day..

Then others say quarantine... I could take him to petco and have them quarantine him with ich med. But whenever i get to close to the tank he hides. Today hes starting to get use to me.. I can actually stand 3 feet away from him and hes comfortable.. So how in the world would i catch him? Hed just get more stressed right?


AM I OVERTHINKING THIS BECAUSE IM STRESSED TOO. I love the little guy.. Yes little.. Hes only 2 inches.. (Another problem )

Please help. you guys are awesome. I need the verdict tonight so i can decide what to do in my scedule for tomorrow..

Here are the tank specs.

Ph: 8.2 salinity: 1.025 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrite and nitrate. 0 phosphate, i have an octopus skimmer, uv sterilizer, and a great filter with carbon in it. I have a 55 gallon tank.. Yes a 55 gallon tank. Dont go bollistic on this because ive seen many people do this.

I AM BY NO MEANS SAYING THAT ITS RIGHT. because i know its wrong but if and when he gets to big my friend accross the street will take him into his 8000 gallon fowlr.. Yes 3 zeros and an 8.

So please just tell me what the best way of treatment would be.. He is in with 2 skunk cleaners, blue leg hermits nassarius snails, turbos and astreas... AND i do 9 gallon waterchanges every week.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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And its a reef tank.. Could i dose the instant ocean ich treatment in the tank??? I dont know if its reef safe and reef safe crap doesnt work.. But this stuff worked wen quarantineing the clown for ich and the tanks been setup for 4 months. Please hurry :p
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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I hafta go with reef rookie on this, tangs get ick all the time, they get stressed out really easily, from time to time my blue tang gets ick, normally after the coral beauty chases him around for a couple of days, when ever i see spots, i take a 1/4 clove of garlic in the blender, then mix with 1/4 cup of R.O. water, and add some flake food and 1 cube of mysis, let soak for an hour and feed the hole mixture, my fish eat the flake, mysis, and the garlic peices, and within a couple of days the blue tang is spot free, in the 1 year that i owned my blue tang, it has been infected 3 times and this worked every time, i don't know if the cleaner wrasse is any help or not, but it is worth mentioning that i have one in the tank, other than that, i don't own a QT tank, i don't find the need for one. BUT what works for some, don't work for others right....


Do you think this will work? Do i put the juice in too?
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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No I do not think it will work ick is a parasite u wt all new fish so u can treat them and rid them so u don't introduce it in the dt ... Walmart has 10 g tanks for 12.00 so get a qt and hypo him or copper or get two 10 gallons and use the swap method .. know he's in the dt tank all the fish will get ick some worse then others . The tang will be fine in a 10 for qt ...
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Cleaner wrasse... Then garlic-foods soaked in garlic
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you need a qt tank,why you think you don't need one is beyond me. You need to hypo or copper the infected fish and leave your main tank fishless for 6 weeks or so to kill off any parasites that have fallen off the fish already, they can't live without a host fish. Cleaner wrasse won't help because the parasite is under the fishes skin where it can't get to it. Finally I think your tang keeps getting ich is because its living in your tank and infects the fish when they get weak or stressed.
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you need a qt tank,why you think you don't need one is beyond me. You need to hypo or copper the infected fish and leave your main tank fishless for 6 weeks or so to kill off any parasites that have fallen off the fish already, they can't live without a host fish. Cleaner wrasse won't help because the parasite is under the fishes skin where it can't get to it. Finally I think your tang keeps getting ich is because its living in your tank and infects the fish when they get weak or stressed.
Cleaner wrasse eat bacteria and forgein bodies off of other fish... Hence it will eat ich... Although ich doe form under the fishs skin, it has to surface to dislodge from the host and fall.. Thats when the cleaner wrasse gets him
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Cleaner wrasse won't rid yur fish of ick
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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Garlic, cleaner wrasses, UV and kick ich will not kill all the ich. :-(

You have two choices, one is hyposalinity treaqtment done in a separate tank or copper treatment, also done in a separate tank. Thats it, end of story. Only two known proven methods of ridding your tank of ich. Some people will swear by the other methods i listed and yeah, maybe the ich falls off and you cant see it anymore. But it may not leave your tank entirely, now wouldnt you like to guarantee that its gone than hope and each day is like a surprise if it comes back?

Not every fish starts out with ich. I have had as many as 9 tanks up and running at one time and have not had ich. I have tangs as well and no ich. Not even on my blue one and they are notorious for having ich. I also made sure i qt'ed the tangs, some of my other fish i have not qt'd but the tangs no doubt had to be qt'ed. My blue started out small too, maybe 2.5 inches and now he is a good 6 inches. thats in a years time so he will out grow that 55g well before you think he will. Just be prepared.
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I used Proto Marin Coral as an in tank treatment for ich on my Blue Hippo. I have not seen it come back in months. Say what you will but I think the stuff worked.

I caught it early on, fish was still active & feeding. For a more advanced case, I would look at hypo salinity. But in terms of clearing the tank of the parasite, it seemed to work well. Maybe not 100% effective but enough to rid all symptoms going on 3 months now.
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