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Old 07-10-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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Help with boosting fish's immune system

After the last couple weeks of dealing with ich that was brought on by what? I have no idea, but I am starting to think ahead. My fish have a few more weeks left in QT and then back to the main tank and I want to start boosting their immune system now and for the future. I have Garlic Guard by seachem that I have started to use but I was wondering if there are any other products I can buy to give to my guys now and my hopefully my future fish. I really like tangs and as soon as everything gets back to normal I would like to slowly add 2-3 more to my 150 gallon tank but I don’t want to be dealing with ich or other issues all the time. Is there any “fish vitamin” per say that I can place on their food or just in the water? Where can I buy it if there is? Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Add a good vitamin supplement like Kent Zoe to their food. You could also add to that zoecon, also by kent to help boost their immune system.

http://www.reef-aquarium.net/resourc...tives/zoe.html
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Thanks for the input! do you add both of these to the food or how do they work ?
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I add liquid Vitamin C and garlic to my blender mush.
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You can add both. Zoe is a vitamin and Zoecon I believe is just a supplement. Just mix them in the food.
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liquid vitiam C like you would buy in walmart or where ever for you to take... how do u know how much to add?
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Nope, there is a reef formula that I bought from my LFS.
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vitamin C for humans is gonna be way too strong. check your LFS, or look online at www.drsfostersmith.com for fish-safe vitamins.
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I just want to add that Kent Zoe already has some vitamin C in it. Kent also sells a vitamin C supplement. Check these out.

http://www.kentmarine.com/saltwater/zm.html

http://www.kentmarine.com/saltwater/mc.html
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Be very careful which vitamin C you choose, if not properly formulated/stabalized for marine use it can impact pH and severley depress it.

Any good liquid vitamin high in [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] is what your looking for. If possible you can also try <<Beta glucan>>.

Diet is also extremely important and a major component of keeping fish healthy. What you feed has just as much to do with it so be sure your fish get a variety of food choices regularly.

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