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Old 09-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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Place him back in the tank. Just don't have any bright lights or loud noises going on.
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Place him back in the tank. Just don't have any bright lights or loud noises going on.
So do you acclimate the fish to the ph and other stuff or just dump it in?
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Check the PH for the freshwater and see what the difference is. If it's fairly large yes, I would acclimate him.
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The freshwater dips will only be a temporary fix. The ich is still in the tank and will reinfect the fish once it's introduced again. The only options that work 100% in saltwater is hyposalinity and copper, and both of them require a hospital tank.

BUT, I read the other day that levamisole can cure ich in saltwater (somehow) and it can be done in the display tank. If you decide to do this, do it at your ow risk because I've never tried it. If you search "levamisole saltwater ich" in google, you'll see forums where other people have as great success with it curing ich, in just a couple days.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #15
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A freshwater dip is the last resort that you should try, and only if the fish is having trouble breathing or other distress. The ich will fall off the fish but you are just putting it back in the tank which now has ich. A freshwater dip can also stress your fish to death so I wouldnt try it.

Get a small empty tank and put your fish in there and let the tank run fishless is the only way to actually 100% get rid of ich. The freshwater dip will only cause whats on the wrasse to fall off, thats it.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Since you got him only 3 days ago, you should quarantine him. If your other fish gets ich, you'll have to treat them both in hospital tank. Copper doesnt mix with corals. Your invertibrates will be sensitive to hyposalinity as well. Thus the stress on hospital tank, whichever method you choose.
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Could i use the dip and then do a major water change on the live rock and sand?
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I just thought of a idea, because the fish has only been in the tank for 2 days, could i freshwater dip and then feed brine shrimp soaked in garlic? I also found this stuff at petsmart called kordon ich treatment 100% natural and it says its safe for live rock,corals, and invertabrates. Anyone had experience with this stuff???
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I tried that Kordon stuff. All it is is garlic, and it supposedly boosts the immune system. All it gave me was a crap load of algae.
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Is there any other way? Like soaking their food in garlic?
I used Garlic Extreme by Kent on the food and in the tank per instructions on bottle. When I could smell it fairly strong I'd stop dosing and do a water change. It's been 4 years with no out breaks and I don't quarantine. Good luck!
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