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Old 06-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Ich !! And other diseases !!! Help!!

Within a few days my fish were covered in ich ,white filmy like strings attached to them , clumsy eyes , my blue hippo tang seemed to be bleeding under the skin and is now dead , clown fish just died this morning , my other clown fish and chromis look pretty bad but are eating just fine , my yellow tang has a patch of skin missing on his side and now is red on his side , hermit crabs and fish are wiling out quick one by one ,, what in the world is happening ? Please help
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Try posting pics for ID or look up symptoms of ick and velvet.

I am having the same problem now. Fish were healthy no visible issues in Q tank for 24 ago.

Yesterday Coral beauty found dead. Yellow tang covered in what I identify as Ick. Tomato clown is covered by slime and white dots.

Started copper sulfate treatment yesterday.

Oh also do read the "sticky" in this section.

Only thing I can advice is hospital tank and copper hope its not too late.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Yeah but my question is , how the heck do I get it out of my water, if all my fish die , and the. A wait a few weeks to add fish , won't the same thing happen again ?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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I think u have to raise temp. And wait 6-8 weeks. If all fish die. I would still quarantine new fish for 6 weeks minimum to make sure they don't carry anything.

My fish had onset of ick on day 24 of the quarantine.
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Yeah but my question is , how the heck do I get it out of my water, if all my fish die , and the. A wait a few weeks to add fish , won't the same thing happen again ?
No,,leave your tank empty fora minimum of 8 weeks and it will die off..No fish to host = dead parasites
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
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I have tomato clown not eating not even with garlic. Copper treatment day 1. Any suggestions??? He is coved in white.
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I had this problem in my FW but never in my SW knock on wood please, but what I have done in the past to help some of my SW friends is to do the following:

move the temp a bit higher than normal 82-84
make the water salinity higher by a bit I cant quite remember the specs
double up on ick medication as follow:
buy ICH attack Organic made from organic matter, this one is a beauty because you can go crazy with it and it wont kill anything besides the ick
at the same as this is going on add the blue iodine treatment I cant quite remember the name but it is made by API if i am not mistaken it is the ICK super blue iodine, be careful if you have crabs/snails/starfish they will suffer from the blue iodine.
by doing this I have seen my friends tanks cure a lot faster than other suggestions, I picked this up on a local trip to the SeaWorld San Antonio, so its no BS.
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I had this problem in my FW but never in my SW knock on wood please, but what I have done in the past to help some of my SW friends is to do the following:

move the temp a bit higher than normal 82-84
make the water salinity higher by a bit I cant quite remember the specs
double up on ick medication as follow:
buy ICH attack Organic made from organic matter, this one is a beauty because you can go crazy with it and it wont kill anything besides the ick
at the same as this is going on add the blue iodine treatment I cant quite remember the name but it is made by API if i am not mistaken it is the ICK super blue iodine, be careful if you have crabs/snails/starfish they will suffer from the blue iodine.
by doing this I have seen my friends tanks cure a lot faster than other suggestions, I picked this up on a local trip to the SeaWorld San Antonio, so its no BS.
Thank you. I will search into this.
I am using "Mardel Coppersafe". Can I switch over? I have seen ICh attack in lfs.
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If u put copper sulfate in the tank with yur snails hermits that's why they are dieing . As for raising temp and all that works in fresh but not salt ...copper or hyposalinity in a qt tank is only proven methods garlic in food helps immune system and allows some to fight the parasite off its not a cure but helps ...
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I am doing this in my bare bottom QT. tang is eating but clownfish is not. Not even frozen food with garlic.
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