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Old 12-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Have had an out break of ich so have quarantined fish so I can treat with copper. But how long should I leave the fish out of the DT to make sure there is no parasites in the DT water some say 2weeks others up to 8 and can I test the water to make sure the ich is gone?
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They say the tank should be fishless for about 8 weeks.
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Read these. They will answer your questions and provide you with some treatment options.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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I'm going through ich my self and have read all sorts but I'm doing 8-9 weeks as the longer the better.
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Think I will do the same unfortunately I've lost my orange spotted goby and mt dwarf angle :-( the hippo tangs not looking good either. There not eating well either do you think trying some live food might help?
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Ps thanks melous the info was very helpful
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Don't know as I got mine early and nothing's changed with my fish behaviour. But know if fish are covered in ich some people do fw dips
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No problem as that is the best info out there imo. As far as fresh water dips I have never seen them do any good. They dont get rid of all the parasites and they will kill a fish that is not doing so good.
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I'd say to get the copper in there as soon as possible
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I'm on the 4th day of copper treatment so fingers crossed
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