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Old 12-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #11
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Both my cases of ich were in qt
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #12
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That's good. Helps us make the point. You can treat or isolate there so that others don't die.

I'm not saying a QT will prevent it. Just makes life a lot easier.
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Both my cases of ich were in qt
Aren't you currently going through ich right now? I am too, new fish got ich on day 21 in QT, almost 2 weeks now of copper, going well.

I have to say I read the article you posted and it didn't show how garlic works at all, just talked about methodology and everything said may, might, possibly. A well done research article would have facts and figures. It actually made a better case for why garlic alone won't work the way I read it at least.

To the op, definitely search ich on here and you will find some good links to copper, hyposalinity, and tank transfer methods, the only proven ways to eliminate ich.
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Aren't you currently going through ich right now? I am too, new fish got ich on day 21 in QT, almost 2 weeks now of copper, going well.

I have to say I read the article you posted and it didn't show how garlic works at all, just talked about methodology and everything said may, might, possibly. A well done research article would have facts and figures. It actually made a better case for why garlic alone won't work the way I read it at least.

To the op, definitely search ich on here and you will find some good links to copper, hyposalinity, and tank transfer methods, the only proven ways to eliminate ich.
Thank you. I have switched to hyposalinity. The only thing I can figure I may have done wrong in transfer is that I used the lfs' water...instead of wasting it. Also, I did not feel I needed a QT tank, for there were no other fish in this tank, after that morning, I took out my puffer and gave it to my lfs. No other fish are sick, for my clowns are the only habitants.
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I was going through ich, whole story when i noticed a spot on my cown, thought need to do something quick but was on the way out the door, got back home to 40-50 spots, added 3 cloves of garlic every two hrs for 6 hrs. By that time there wsd not a single spot showing on fish.

As for the coral beauty, which recently perished most likely from ich, the spot wad quite large and i assumed it to be a cut as he always hid under rocks even if he didnt fit. I added a little bit of garlic, to help with the cut. Three days later, no more spots had shown up, i did about a %75 water change because the garlic water was starting to stink. That night when we came home there were well over a hundred spots. I did not have more garlic, so i started lowering salinity in qt as well as attempted a fw dip, which he didnt do so well in.
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Am I folllowing you right in that you are throwing full cloves of garlic in the tank? If so, you are doing nothing more than polluting your water. The effectiveness of garlic is from the allicin in the "juice", which is extracted by crushing the cloves. It's must be consumed by the fish and that's done by soaking the food in the juice.
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The garlic is crushed then the juice is added, because my qt is bare bottom i throw the tiny pieces left over in as well. Allicin itself will attack bacteria and parasite whether or not its consumed. The research I have done about it has shown that when ingested it is less effective than a topical treatment.
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