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Old 02-25-2008, 09:38 AM   #11
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That does not mean that garlic killed the ick. It just means that it boosted your fish`s immune system. IMO garlic does not kill ick. I know many folks that soaked their food in garlic and added garlic to the tank that it did not get rid of the ick.
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Ok back to artur. How are things going now. Have you tried mysis shrimp yet? Keep us informed.
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It may not work in all cases, but i havent lost a fish to date since my first loss in the first week and i am nearing 7 months or so in. I keep pristine water conditions, I soak in garlic and selcon and I believe imo that doing those three things will keep you fish healthy unless the case of ick is extreme.
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You are entitled to your opinion just like everyone else. I understand what you are saying but in my 10 + yrs I`ve never seen those results. JMO
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I guess in many ways every situation is unique and every fish is different. Hypo may be necessary for some fish and not others, garlic may keep the immune system of some fish strong enough for you to never know the parasite exists in your tank. In some cases I also imagine that no matter what you do, use garlic or hypo, that in some cases certain fish are not going to make it anyway. In my short experience Garlic seemed to really do wonderful things (along with selcon and pristine water), but that could really only mean I have a pretty tough blue hippo tang, lol.
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my.maroon doing o.k.I tried mysis shrimp but she still refuse to eat.At the store they said she was wild cought.So i bought live brine shrimps.She is crazy about them.When i put in the tank live and frozen brine shrimps she only eats live.I have to convince her to it frozen to while i have her in Q.T.Any sugestions?And i still trying to heal her.That was that not so clear picture remember?It is the white spot.First it was coming like undernith the skin now is more like a hole.It must be some kind of fungus..But the most important is that she sterted eating.Right?Now she will be strong and ready to fight!!!!!!!!!
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Look at these products, I havent personally used them but I have heard good reviews. If I have an issue I will defiantly use these products as I have them on stock. Bacterial and Fungal Medications: PimaFix & MelaFix Treatments

Just a thought to look into, I have no experience with them.
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Artur, if she only eats "live" try adding a little more water flow in the QT. Maybe if they "bounce" around more, she may think they are live. Also, what size it your QT? I have read that garlic can be very strong and cloud the water so that the fish don't really know where the food is. Try diluting it. I am reading my Kent's Garlic Xtreme (I ran out of garlic guard, and the LFS only had this) and it says 1 drop per 10G. Check your directions and follow that.
+++I also still want to repeat what Mike said, this does not cure ich, but studies have shown, fish treated with garlic were less prone to infection/reinfection.+++
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Also, brine shrimp do not have much nutrition. Try keeping the brine in a seperate container and feed them with Selcon or Zoe to gut load them with vitamins before feeding them to your fish.
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I`ve had decent results with pimafix. If you do deem it fungal then I would check it out
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