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Old 08-18-2003, 05:00 AM   #11
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The LFS owner told me to reduce the specific gravity to 1.019, she said this could kill the ich parasites, does this helps? BTW does anemones help clownfish to get rid of the ich on their skin?
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Old 08-18-2003, 12:18 PM   #12
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Controling the salinity will work but it must be done in a seperate Qt and the salinity lowered to 1.009. This salinity will also kill the anemone so the QT is a must. You can read about the proper use of hyposalinity >>here.

The anemone will also have no affect on wether the fish gets infected or not. Once on the fish, the nematocysts of the anomone will not have any affect on the parasite.

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Will anemones also be infected by ich? Can coco tube worms tolerate the low salinity 1.009? BTW how do I know if all ich parasites are killed? They are invisible unless some on the fishes scale, but what about those that are free flowing on the tank water? How to detect if there is any more left?
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No invert would survive hyposalinity. The only thing that would live through the treatment is the fish and bacteria. Hyposalinity must be done in a seperate QT.

You will know the fish is better by it's behavour and outward appearance. The fish should remain in the QT for at least 4 weeks. You will not be able to see the parasite in the main tank and need to allow at least that minumum amount of time to pass for it to die naturally.

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