Originally Posted by brianf40us
Ok i noticed today my one tang has ick. I took numerous steps i want to know if i am doing the right thing.
1) I removed the fish into my QT tank. I did not remove all the fish because the others ones have not showed any signs of having it.
2) I am trying to decide on what kind of treatment i should go for. I know Hypo is the probably the best but i do not have a digital meter for salinity. I have paraguard and was going to try that to see if it helps. I know some say copper works very well.
3) I covered my QT tank for privacy i do not have any PVC
4) If i were to go with the HYPO and my other fish in my tank come down with ICK do i not need to start the HYPO all over again in my QT.
Which one is the easiest to use? Hypo or copper
1) Ich is not just a problem with one fish if there are multiple fish in the tank. If ich is present in a tank, it can remain there as long as there are fish there to support it. Just treating one fish is rolling the dice. Even if the other fish don't get it, it's still in the tank. And when the treated fish is returned back into the tank, it could just pick it right back up again.
2) You don't need a digital meter for salinity. A refractometer will work fine. Hypo is by far the easiest to get right, and the cheapest to do. Hypo or copper... those are my main suggestions. The other stuff just isn't proven, or is a bunch of bad science.
elbow are really REALLY cheap at a hardware store and it's not really a "privacy" issue, but more of a something to call home issue.
4) Yup. See (1)!
Good luck. I don't have the link right here with me, but search around the site regarding hyposalinity and you should find a link I posted for some great instructions. Or melosu should be around shortly and will probably post it!
[Edit: Did the searching myself and found it...