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Old 08-28-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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I think I have ich...

Well not me but my fish lol. I have one damsel in my tank. I've had it cycled for a couple weeks and want to add fish and take him out but I noticed 2 very small white dots on his tail. I had a freshwater tank that had ich before it was not fun... If I take him out and leave the tank fish less for 6-8 weeks that will get rid of the ich right? Won't that cause an ammonia spike or cycle when I add fish again? I have a cuc and emerald crab in there as well as 60+ pounds of LR and some corals. Do inverts get ich?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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the ich will die without a host fish so your tank will be ich free. If you go slow adding fish you should be ok with the ammo.
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I was just scared to lose the bacteria since there won't be much of a bio load. Should I put a little fish food in there every few days to keep it up?
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inverts are not affected by ich. If you feed the inverts I think the bacteria will be ok.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Ok. How much do u think I should feed? Few pellets a day?
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yeah that should be good. you can check if anything rises like ammo. nitrite, or nitrate.
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Hmm well whatever it was is gone overnight. He has no white spots at all now. Must have been sand or silt or something.
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Definitely could've been. My fish get sand on them a lot and I get really scared then I watch it fall off and I'm relieved. Hope it was just that! GL!
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I hope so too! It just appeared then went away so I'm thinking it had to be that.
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I'd watch him for a few days. I've seen ich disappear and reappear. Oddly my tank had ich, I fed garlic and it seemed to help. It eventually went away in a couple of weeks and I haven't seen it for months.
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