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Old 03-31-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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help!!!!! I think my foxface has ich

I noticed today white dots on his lft side please let me know what you think
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Of it looks like little sand crystals, then it is most certainly ich. I I've treated it a few times, but I only have freshwater fish. I think the same steps will be taken to treat in ether water type.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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It actually looks like a scratch or a bruise. Maybe it darted into a rock and scratched itself.
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It actually looks like a scratch or a bruise. Maybe it darted into a rock and scratched itself.
I couldn't tell from his pictures. I hope it is just a scratch. I would hate for his tank to become infested.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 PM   #6
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Post a better quality picture I would lean towards white spot purely because a scratch doesn't usually have those formations.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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she is in quarantine now it looks like air bubbles on her skin that wont shake off i looked over every one else to see and they all look fine but i noticed other fish like rubbing them selves on the rocks aand sand as if they had an itch o scratch any ideas
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she is in quarantine now it looks like air bubbles on her skin that wont shake off i looked over every one else to see and they all look fine but i noticed other fish like rubbing them selves on the rocks aand sand as if they had an itch o scratch any ideas
Oh yeah. If they are rubbing against the rock that's ich you are going too need to treat everyone. I know how to treat it in freshwater, but you need help from someone who knows more about saltwater aquariums. I think you can treat the fish the same, but the medication may harm your live rock and choral.
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Here is a link that can help you understand the ich life cycle. It will help you treat it. You may want to move everyone to the hospital tank. Do %25 water changes every day or every other day. The ich in your main tank will die off if there is nothing for it too attach too.

http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php
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If it is indeed Ich, then you have two choices. Keep fish stress-free and maintain pristine water conditions...basically hope they are all strong enough to fight it off. The Ich will still have the fish as a host, so it can come back.

Second option is to QT your fish, treat with copper or Hyposalinity and then leave your DT fallow for six weeks. Your QT fish should be cured and they go back into a clean, Ich-free tank. It stresses the fish, but the end result is worth it, IMO.

Raising temp really does nothing (that works more with FW fish). Cleaner shrimp or wrasses don't do anything. Freshwater dips can help, but are not a cure, as they will likely not get it all. Feeding garlic supplements is supposed to help the immune system, so that can't hurt, but again its not a cure.
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