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Old 01-15-2005, 02:37 AM   #1
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got ick - should i pull seaweed out too?

Just added some green colored seaweed that the LFS had yesterday (my sailfin tang loves is) and this morning my fish have wonderful white spots...

so i have pulled my fish into QT to begin treatment as early as possible to raise my chances of a speedy recovery...(6 wks with empty main - i got that part)

should i remove the seaweed or will the ick die off? It had small starfish looking creatures on it along with some "brine worms" i think he said - are these going to give the ick enuf life to live?

sorry for my ignorance, and TIA
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As long as there are no hosts (fish) in the main tank, the ick will eventually die off. Keep the main tank fallow for around 6 weeks.
You can leave the seaweed in there.
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How are you going to treat the fish in QT?

Leave the seaweed and everything else in the main tank. With no fish in there for 6 weeks the parasite will die out.
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Thanks guys... i am treating with maracyn...
Should i try something different?
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Maracyn is an antibiotic, it will have no effect on parasites.
You need to use hyposalinity or a copper compound. I suggest cupramine and the seachem multitest kit for copper. For further reading.
http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...marineich.html
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Hyposalinity is the preferred method in a QT if the fish are not already heavily infested.
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Thanks guys....
much needed info...
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