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Old 09-05-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Clown with ick

I noticed some white spots on his back and side fin I think it's ick if it is what med is safe for corals
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Would ick attack be good or not
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Would ick attack be good or not
No,its a waste of money,,,only 2 methods are proven to work...Copper and hyposalinity ...I prefer hypo
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:10 PM   #4
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I have corals and other inverts will it hurt and how do you do the thing you mentioned
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #5
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http://www.dfs-pet-blog.com/2010/01/ich/
here is a good source in how to treat marine velvet and saltwater ich. medication required is formalin&copper; go to lfs and buy the version of quick cure that has formalin/copper.
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-0...ture/index.php
this is a better read. good luck. btw you will need a qt; med not safe for invert/coral
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Should I quarantine him
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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I have successfully used kick ich before...
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curing is time sensitive. ich attack is useless; recommend quik cure in qt and dont use mt water or u will transfer disease
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Copper safe is good. It treats velvet ich and all that good stuff. You have to use Qt obviously since it has copper
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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Angelfish56,

I'm in the same boat. I didn't use a QT, and the last fish I introduced to my main display broke out in ich 3 days later.

I just finished setting up a QT and moving ALL 6 fish in there. I'm going to give the hyposalinity a try. Unfortunately, it can't be done in the main tank because I have live rock and snails and crabs -- the low salinity will kill them.

So tomorrow starts Day 1 of probably 60 days lol ... This really sucks! I will always quarantine now.
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Angelfish56,

I'm in the same boat. I didn't use a QT, and the last fish I introduced to my main display broke out in ich 3 days later.

I just finished setting up a QT and moving ALL 6 fish in there. I'm going to give the hyposalinity a try. Unfortunately, it can't be done in the main tank because I have live rock and snails and crabs -- the low salinity will kill them.

So tomorrow starts Day 1 of probably 60 days lol ... This really sucks! I will always quarantine now.
I did hypo for 6 weeks this summer, it is actually pretty calming on the fish. Good luck! I now have a mandarin, lawnmower blenny and six spot goby in QT awaiting 6 weeks of quarantine before putting in DT, the clowns that went through hypo are back in DT. They were the only survivors of my ich outbreak.
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I did hypo for 6 weeks this summer, it is actually pretty calming on the fish. Good luck! I now have a mandarin, lawnmower blenny and six spot goby in QT awaiting 6 weeks of quarantine before putting in DT, the clowns that went through hypo are back in DT. They were the only survivors of my ich outbreak.
Exactly,,so many people are so afraid to put their" poor fish " through hypo,but don't blink twice about dumping smelly chemicals that turn your water brown or cloudy into their tanks...
Hypo is proven and works when done correctly every time,,and "is" calming to the fish..they actually breath and relax better in lower salinity
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Can anyone get the second link to work? (Part I) I'm on my phone or I could probably find the article myself.
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Can anyone get the second link to work? (Part I) I'm on my phone or I could probably find the article myself.
I couldn't get it to work from any link I've seen.
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http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-08/sp/index.php

Or google "Steve pro ich" and it should be there
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