Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-03-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 97
can inverts get ich?

Can inverts get ich?
__________________

__________________
standridge32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
No, ich is an invert.
__________________

__________________
ReefKeepersLLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReefKeepersLLC View Post
No, ich is an invert.
does that mean any fowlr with ICH is a reef tank?
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 97
I didnt think so but my fire shrimp has white spots. not his natural white spots.. It looks like ich. This is stressing me out so bad.. I might buy the book salt water aquariums for dumbies lol. Help please. He is eating fine I treated for ich not too long ago with ich attack and it came back so now im trying a different approach and got a quarantine tank and now im treating with coppersafe. Of course im not treating my inverts. Just my bw clowns.



65 gallons two bw clowns fire shrimp cleaner shrimp and 1 damsel. 15 snail 15 hermits 60 lbs live rock and base rock going through algea cycle
750 circulation pump sump with charcol and purigen t5 haligen lights two blue led lights

dosing tank with purple up, salt content 23/24, all levels good with the exception of trates on the high side. diatoms growth is high

quaratine tank 10 g with lights and filter.. dosing with coppersafe.

feeding formula two with mysis shrimp.
__________________
standridge32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle
does that mean any fowlr with ICH is a reef tank?
No, a reef tank usually has live corals, inverts like shrimp, crabs and starfish. Ich is a parasite that infests a fishes gills and body.
__________________
ReefKeepersLLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReefKeepersLLC View Post
No, a reef tank usually has live corals, inverts like shrimp, crabs and starfish. Ich is a parasite that infests a fishes gills and body.
i was kidding. i have a reef tank. with crabs and shrimp and corals.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Ick can not host inverts, but can hitch a ride with anything from tank to tank..Its best to QT anything wet that you plan on putting in your DT
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 97
what could you treat your inverts for that wont kill them then? ich attack? And since im treating my bw clowns with copper safe and it rids them of ich and i put them back in my tank will they get it again? Im asking bc ich is caused by their natural slime on their body gets rubbed off or broken down and this copper safe is suppose to kill the ich and replenish their natural slime so will this prevent them from getting it again?
__________________
standridge32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
The medication will only clear off the ich from the fish. If you put then right back in the tank that has ich they can get it again. It takes about 6 weeks of NO fish in a tank for the ich to be gone.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 10:54 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 97
So your saying keep bw clowns in qt and put damsel in and leave inverts in dt for six weeks then place fish back in after 6 weeks and ill be good?
__________________

__________________
standridge32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ich, inverts

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small inverts? herp_mommy Nano Reefs 5 08-22-2011 03:08 PM
Exporting plants and inverts? Adastra808 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 08-22-2011 02:01 PM
4 fish / inverts dead in 2 weeks?!?! NYborn82 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 10 08-08-2011 12:04 AM
Best way to treat ich with inverts? Kshupe Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 48 08-04-2011 01:31 PM
ID Inverts Fischerman45 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 4 07-31-2011 11:10 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.