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Old 01-08-2010, 12:00 AM   #11
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Lee Birch has a fantastic writeup on ich, and I finally found a copy of it that is accessible to everyone without having to sign up on a forum. Scroll down to the bottom of the article and read the "myths" section. Good stuff.

Marine ICK - everything you need to know

Very informative! Thanks!

I'm starting to wonder if this is actually Ich. It probably is, but I thought the normal thing fish do when they have it is scratch on the rocks and not eat and stuff. Neither of my fish scratch (could mean nothing, but it could also mean something) Plus, there aren't tons of little white spots, it appears as a really light peppering of dots.

If this "organic" treatment doesn't work after the duration is over, I'll go get a QT tank and put them all in there with copper. (I just don't want to kill em )
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If this "organic" treatment doesn't work after the duration is over, I'll go get a QT tank and put them all in there with copper. (I just don't want to kill em )
I'd really really suggest the hyposalinity option first. Waaay less stressful to the fish, easier to do, and cheaper to boot!

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I'd really really suggest the hyposalinity option first. Waaay less stressful to the fish, easier to do, and cheaper to boot!

ATJ's Marine Aquarium Site - Reference - Hyposalinity Treatment

Doesn't that require a refractometer?

I want to help them but I don't want to mess up and make it worse somehow. D;
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I highly recommend the refractometer. My swing arm read 1.026. Refractometer read 1.030. Huge difference.
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Doesn't that require a refractometer?

I want to help them but I don't want to mess up and make it worse somehow. D;
Yeah... I wouldn't recommend anyone do hypo without a refractometer. But hey... it's best to have one anyway, and at least you don't have to buy copper meds and a copper test kit!
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