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Old 04-29-2006, 10:17 PM   #11
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He's been in for a couple of weeks now. He seems to be doing fine now, swimming all around but he just has these white dots all over him. None of my other fish have any on them. Is this ich?
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:42 PM   #12
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Sounds like it. You'll need to treat him in a quarintine tank if you have inverts. I don't know if there is a reef-safe ich treatment. He'll definitely need to be treated though, ASAP, I would think.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:55 PM   #13
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Thats the problem, I dont have a qt tank. They wont let me have anymore where I'm at. I wish i could, other wise none of this would have been a problem to begin with. Thanks for the input though!
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Hey, I think you have other options. I've heard talk of "hypo"-ing or something where you lower the salinity in your tank to like 1.009 or something. Look into that. Or, if you dare, look into doing a fresh-water dip. Both are acceptable alternates to copper treatment and I believe they're reef-safe. Look into it.
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I would not go with the freshwater dip. All they do is stress out the fish even more. Very rarely does the fish live or even get rid of the parasite. Dont hypo your tank with corals or inverts as they will not make it.
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Sounds like ich. It is practically certain that the other fish will get infected and then practically certain that they will all die. AFAIK, ich if universally fatal. It's move all the fish to another tank and treat with copper, or they'll all be dead within the week.

Sorry to be the bringer of bad tidings, good luck.
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I seem to differ as I agree with moving to a QT but I would tend to lean to Hypo. I`ve just seen too many bad results from copper. On the other hand I`ve seen better results with hypo salinity. Good luck with whatever way you go.
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I also say go with hypo instead of copper. Much easier on the fish. 100% success if done right.
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What about my corals? Will hypo affect them any because i dont have a qt tank?
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