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Old 05-21-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Flame Angel and Copper ( Oh No ! )

I'm finally doing it right this time... or so I thought. I am 'quarantining' my fish!! (I learned my lesson!) So I got a few new fish and noticed one had a couple minor Ich spots on it when I got him home. I figured no big deal cause I'm just going to put them in a hospital tank with some copper anyway. BUT!!! now I'm hearing bad things about flame angels and copper!! Is this really something I should be worried about?? Is it just flames or are tangs and gobies and others sensitive to copper too? What should I do?!?
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for what its worth i have used cupramine on gobies and angels, with no problem
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what is cupramine
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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cupramine is a brand of copper medication XD
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This is a quote from live aquaria- "Flame Angels are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper, and should never be exposed to levels near or above .15."
My fish guy has 30 years exp. and he says the same.
I would just go at 1/2 strength
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I am not a big fan of copper. I believe that all fish are sensitive to it. If done right Hypo is the way to go as far as riding ick from your QT. I know some have had results but I know many that have not including death of the fish. If you do use copper, Testing and monitoring are a MUST.
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THanks for the info! I have actually done a 50% water change on the QT tank and am planning on doing another water change today to dramatically reduce the copper in there. I have been keeping a very keen eye on all 4 fish in the tank and they are doing 'Swimmingly'! I very excited. I like this QT idea :) everybody should do it!
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I'm am completely done with copper and all other chemicals in my tank. The best treatment for ailments is a freshwater dip for about 6-8 minutes once a day. I strongly discourage the use of medications.
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From what I have read, quite a few folks here prefer the hypo treatment. It is a lot less stressful on fish as other treatments are.
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