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Old 11-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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heat treatment for ich ?

hi guys have a reef tank with ich and was told raiseing the tempreture for 3 or more days to 86 degress should halt the ich from reproduceing and clear my tank of infaction is this true or fiction ? so far it hit 86 and fish are still fine my coral doesnt look to impressed but also still alive along with shrimp and such im hopeing this is not a lie and fact since i dont have a qt tank and i cant treat with copper too many invertabrates in my tank to do so
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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or does this only work for fresh water ?
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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Heat only works for freshwater only. S-l-o-w-l-y lower that temperature back down to 78-80 degrees - your fish will like you better. Your coral may be a casualty though.

Only sure fire way to beat ich (saltwater) is either copper based medications or hyposalinity - both of which need to be carried out in a quarantine tank. Any treatment that kills ich will kill corals.
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hmm why is tempreture rasing not effective against marine ich if it is vs fresh i wounder
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hmm why is tempreture rasing not effective against marine ich if it is vs fresh i wounder
its different kind of bacteria or fungus a guy at the lfs old me the difference but i cant remember
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Parasite... but yeah - different critter than freshwater.
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Parasite... but yeah - different critter than freshwater.
thanks for correcting me
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:07 PM   #9
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Cryptocaryon irritans:
Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:16 AM   #10
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well thanks for the help guys i shifted my clowns to a quarantine tank and started the para cure much to my dislike so far seams like the infection has slowed but im still seeing the parasite reatching after the droping off phase so im uncertian if the copper treatment is working yet ??
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