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Old 02-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Fighting ICH in a reef tank

My Naso Tang is showing signs of Ich. There are three other fish, Koran Angel, Yellow Tang and Tomato Clown, not showing any signs. I have a several corals and two (use to one) large anenomes.

Looking for advice on the best way to treat this problem. The Naso has many small white spots on his body. He also zooms around the tank, scratting himself.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hello, I had a small case of ich on my stupid blue tang spread to a couple other fish raised the temp a little and just waited it out seemed to be the best cure.
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Thanks Isaac. I was worried about how the higher temps would effect the amenome? I've read 86 degrees F is the magic number - but I was concerned. The the other invertebrates handle the temp?
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Well I can't personally speak for the Amenome, but everything did just fine in my tank corals and all.
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Anemones are way more sensitive than coral, and a serious water temp change such as the ones your planning may stress the nem way more than normal. And nems shouldn't be stressed at all. I'm no expert on ich, but what your planning to do may not be the greatest plan of action. I would wait until more experienced people could give better advice. JMO.

*EDIT: There you go, melosu posted some great links. I suggest reading those before starting any treatments.
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BTW raising the temp in saltwater is ineffective. All it does is raise the count of the parasite. Read and follow those links.
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Yeah I was just going off of what I was instructed to do by a guy at my local fish store. For me it worked out just fine.
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Isaac... please read the links. Raising temps in saltwater tanks does NOT cure ich. It did not work out "just fine" for you. If you truly had ich, you still have it.
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Very informative links. Although, there doesn't seem to be many "reef-safe" forms of treatment. That's one of the reasons why quarantining, especially with saltwater, is really important.
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