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Old 09-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #11
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I had the same thing happen before and it came back and i lost a pair of clowns,now the same thing has happen again, Today My LFS guy told me that the ick has left its host and will reappear even stronger and eventually kills its host.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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Ich is terrible and just when you think your fish is safe after QT another one in the tank gets it. Its frustrating and i think that lots of people have lost fish due to it. There's also a lot of confusion regarding marine ich and freshwater ich. I really like this link because it clarifies quite a bit and is helpful especially with the understanding of the parasite and it's life cycle and facts about treatment. I hope it helps.

http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/...ths-facts.html
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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the reason for it coming back is it was never completely out of your tanks. you would have needed to qt all the fish and leave the main tank fishless for 6 to 8 weeks to kill off the ich. Ich needs a host fish and without it it dies, thats why the main tank needs to be without fish, evidently the ich had fallen off the fish before you got to it and now it lirking there till it finds a suitable host. If your still having a problem the above is what you need to do.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #14
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I'm currently treating my tank with Kordon's ich attack, and a garlic pppower medication and its helping a lot my maroon clown has no spots and is looking better than ever.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #15
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And I'm only on day 3 of a 10 day treatment!
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:21 AM   #16
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Only cure for marine ich are hyposalinity and copper. The reason it seems to be working is because the ich dropped off your fish to reproduce and it will be back in greater numbers.
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I've "cured" a couple fish with garlic but it's a risk. It boosts immune system so your pretty much beefing up your fish so they can beat it themselves. But only proven is hypo and copper, although other things help.
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How should I "soak" the food? I've just let it thaw in tank water then added the garlic meds and waited a couple of minutes the feed?
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What meds? Its just garlic juice. Kent garlic extreme works well. Just squirt some one and soak for whatever. I usually soak like 30 mins.
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I'm using Seachem's Metronidazole marine and freshwater medication, not garlic, sorry. But it says it can be used with garlic guard
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