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Old 01-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Help!! Thank has ich

About a week ago I notice my fish had ich. I started treating thank with kick ich since I don't have a quarantine thank. Now all my fishes died all I have left is 2 cleaner shrimp 2 emerald crabs and 2 hermit crabs. I'm gonna keep treating my thank. How long do you guys recommend treating thank for before adding fish.
By the way it's a 90 galling thank.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Kick ich does not work. Read these for education and treatment on the parasite.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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After reading those articles you will already know this but, if you keep the tank fishless for 6-8 weeks then the ich will die off. Right now it is in the sand and still in the tank. Any new fish you introduce will most likely catch it and continue the cycle.

I know it's a long time to wait but it's really worth it to be sure it's gone.
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Thank you Carey. Definitely I will leave it fish less for 6-8 weeks. Thank you for your advice!
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Good luck! Fingers crossed for ya!
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Does ich not bother anything other than fish?
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I do t think it attacks invertebrates but I'm not 100% sure. Maybe Carey knows
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yep, it's only fish that it can attach to. Your inverts and corals and live rock are safe.
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