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Old 06-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Well, Yesterday I went to the LFS and ended up picking up a Coral Beauty Angel. I Watched him in the DT at the LFS, Seems Fine. We returned to Accamted them to the tank and put em in. Well Say 5 Hours later I Noticed 100 Micro Specs on the CB, First though was ich, but im not sure. If it was ich I don't think ive seem ich like this before. Maybe but im not sure.

Can Ich show 100s of spots in the matter of a few Hours? Any other ideas?

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible. Stress lowers the immune system, Ich pounces on weakened/stressed fish. Could it be sand though?
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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Im thinking ich, gonna have to qt. Thinking hypo or copper?
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I prefer hypo. Copper is more harsh on fish, IMO. With hypo, you really should have a refractometer to make sure your levels are what they are. Hydrometers are notoriously off. If you go copper, you've got to make sure that those levels are accurate too.
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Well now the spots are gone, in the matter of 72 hours. Sign of ick, or just sand?
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Well now the spots are gone, in the matter of 72 hours. Sign of ick, or just sand?
Sand would probably have dropped off sooner. Once the ich detaches from the fish, it goes into the substrate to reproduce. In a week or so you'll see it come back stronger than ever if left untreated. I hate ich
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Could be either. As part of its life cycle, Ich drops off the fish and goes into/onto rock and substrate. It multiplies and usually comes back worse. This is where people think they had some kind of miracle cure. Ich doesn't work that way though. Its there until it's treated (copper or hypo) on the fish and the DT is left fallow and it dies off because it has no host.

If fish are strong enough, they can sometimes keep the Ich at bay and while its in the tank, its not doing any damage. I would wait and see. Ich usually does not totally disappear all at exactly the same time, so it might have been sand. Kinda odd that the sand would all disappear at the same time too though.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:34 AM   #8
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Yeah, it not like any ich ive seen before. Im on alert.
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One odd thing ive noticed is it seems to head right camel shrimp kinda head butting it. Kinda asking to be cleaned.
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Yup it is ich and its spread. Well Im on thw fence of trying to let the tank work through it, probly wont work or get another 2 or 3 tanks and tare down the whole 55g rock scape and remove the fish.

Im leaning toward taking the tank down, and replacing the stank, re set up the rocks so let hope it works out.
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