Just wanted to share an experience with an apparent homeopathic remedy that I used to treat 3 fish with clear symptoms of Marine Ick (Cryptocaryon irritans.) I diagnosed my fish with this simultaneous outbreak yesterday at around 6pm, and was about to transfer the 3 fish to a hyposaline tank when I decided to try something out I'd read about
: Ginger. I just thought it couldn't hurt, so I dosed a 1/4 tsp to my 55 reef.
Today - 22 hours later - the ick on my 2" sailfin tang had receded to all but the tail. Color and eating patterns have fully been restored.
- Scissortail goby free of ick, as is the Orchid dottyback.
Skip to the end to skip the "disclaimer" lol:
I am aware of the ick life cycle, and that tomonts have probably encysted on the aquarium surface by now, which could be the sole reason that the trophonts aren't visible on the fish. I also know that ick infections can often resolve themselves with excellent tank/fish care, and that it is extremely hard to narrow the factors in this short term elimination of visible ich to a single possible remedy.
Still, I'm hopeful that the ginger played some role - I dosed another 1/8 of a tsp. today.
I'll keep this little experiment updated at least for a few weeks, to observe the possible re-infection of my fish (or possible lack thereof