Originally Posted by Katfish22
When I put a new fish in my tank a lot of times the next day or the next few days the fish will get ich, i was told its because of stress in a new environment so they're more susceptible. the treatment for this that my local fish store told me was to fresh water dip the fish. I make the water the same temp as the tank, I add buffer and prime to the water and put whatever affected fish in the bucket for at least 15 minutes. This will kill most of the ick on the fish. If the fish seems fine after 15 minutes and the ick is really bad I normally leave the fish in for even 20 minutes. Repeat this daily if the ick is still bad. Also lower salinity in that tank. I also use what's called kick ick, it works very well it's a bit pricey but I think worth it and its okay with corals and inverts. I also have a uv
sterilizer which helps with parasites too. Good luck
DO NOT DO THIS. A freshwater dip will not cure ich, it will just stress the fish out much more. Prime does not take heavy metals out of the water and other chemicals. This is why you must use pure RODI
water with 0 TDS
. Doing hypo in the display will kill your BB that is why you do it in a QT. Setup a QT fit for the sizes need by your fish and treat with copper and feed nutritous foods. I reccomend coper-cure, you can get it at petco.
Basiclly all "invert safe" are phoney crap. If they worked than no one would buy a QT and have to treat in there. UV
sterilizer just kills the free swimming form but not the cysts.
Go out and get a cheap top fin heater from petsmart (like 20$) and then get a 20g. Aqueon quiet flows are good for filtration and cheap also (20$) there youve got your QT, drain water from the DT and add filter media from the DT aswell, treat the fish until they are healthy again and leave the tank for 6-8 weeks.