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Old 12-20-2003, 06:04 PM   #1
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Ich??

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Wondering if you all can help. I made the very big mistake of purchasing 2 clown fish to add to my 80 gallon reef tank to find Nemo dead the next morning and Marlin not looking too good. I immediately called Petco who told me that they discovered that evening that the clowns had Ich and were treating their tanks. I have a blue tang that we are very fond of that has a few salt like spots on her and keeps rubbing up against the rocks. Does she have Ich? Is there a way to treat a reef tank? Someone told me of something called "reef safe" but none of my area stores carry it. I do not havve a hospital tank. Any advise???

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I have a blue tang that we are very fond of that has a few salt like spots on her and keeps rubbing up against the rocks. Does she have Ich?
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Is there a way to treat a reef tank?
Not reliably. I have used a product called Stop Parasites with success, but have seen it fail more often that succeed. For every success story you see for a "reef safe" cure, there are many many more failures. The only reliable method is to quarantine your fish prior to adding them to your tank and treat as necessary. What you need to do now, is set up a hostital/quarantine tank (there is an article about this in the articles section...just click the link in my sig) and treat the fish with either copper sulfate @ .15 - .20 ppm or treat with >>hyposalinity<<. The tank must remain free of fish for a minimum of 3-4 weeks, 5 or 6 would be better.
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