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Old 07-27-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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ICH ??

My Percula Clown has one white dot on the edge of his dorsal fin. It looks like it might be ich. If it is; what is the recommended treatment in a FOWLR tank?
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Charlie,

The first thing you can do is start using garlic in the fish food AND try purchasing a special formula designed to help boost the fishes' immune system. Just ask your LFS for some. The garlic you can purchase either online or at the same LFS. If you havent seen my thread in the Saltwater FOWLR forum try to take a browse and check it out!

KEEP a careful eye on your clown. IMO if you see it starting to produce little white spots all over it turn up the heat to 80 and reduce your SG to 1.015. This will help in keeping adverse conditions for the parasite to reproduce and they will die.

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Old 07-27-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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Can I just remove the Clown and treat as you described without subjecting all his tankmates to the same extremes?
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I think that QT is always a better option if possible. Hey Tram, this is good learning for me. S/W ICH is different in treating than F/W?

In F/W I turn it up to 87-89??
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In F/W I turn it up to 87-89??
I doubt that SW livestocks can survive at the temp. I lost 1 fish and almost lost my BTA when my tank had a temp spike (92F).

Charlie, if you decide to QT, you have to QT all fish.
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That is what I was asking FishFrik, S/W Newbie here!
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That is what I was asking FishFrik, S/W Newbie here!
And i answered ur question :P
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All the fish do need to be treated if it is ich but, not all white spots are ich. I would start feeding the garlic and just watch for a while. If you have ich it will keep getting worse. You usually can see ich best first thing in the morning when you turn the lights on.
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I agree, can you get a pic? Sometimes they get a bubble, or sand stuck to them. If you can, I would set up a QT just in case. You can also use that to QT any new fish you get.
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I I needed to QT ALL the fish then why not just treat in the display tank? It would be impossible to catch all the fish without removing all of the LR. That would be a disaster.

I'll see about getting an image - I never tried that before.
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