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Old 04-19-2005, 03:24 AM   #1
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i think i have ich

i have a oc clownfish and he's got about 15 little white dots on him. just noticed them tonight. i don't have mt qt set up i'm in the middle of as we speak . what is the best way to get rid of it
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Move him into the QT for treatment. You can lower salinity to 1.009 or use copper treatment. Either way you would want to do this in a QT and leave the main tank empty for 6-8 weeks to allow the ick to die off.
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Do you have a UV light on your tank. It will only kill the parasite that is free swimming and goes through the light but it is a help
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UV light will definitely slow the life cycle of a parasite, thus reduces the chance of an outbreak in the main tank. Plus, it gives your fish time to fight the disease.
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Plus, it gives your fish time to fight the disease.
Or it kills the fish, it's a parasite after all. Not a prefered choice. UV's are not a means to an end.

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flush the fish down the tolet. trow the tank out no more ich.
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flush the fish down the tolet. trow the tank out no more ich.
Don't know how you feel this post is in any way helpful or amusing but I strongly suggest it's the last time it happens.

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My apologies for the above comment. My puffer had just kicked the bucket and I was down in the dumps sorry for taking it on here that was how I was feeling about my tank at that moment. Quess he wont be puffin up for no reason any longer. That is my first fish loss in 3 years.
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Sorry for you loss & thank you for your understanding... :|

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