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Old 11-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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He foxface I bought on Friday had noticable signs of stress. His fins were decaying for a couple of days. Fins stopped decaying and seem to be healing. Just yesterday I noticed he had a lot of white dots that were sticking out. I have no doubt it was ich. Just this morning I saw the cleaner wrasse going to town on him. All white parasites are gone and only left dark spots where they were lodged. I understand that the ich cycle couldn't have been completed after only 12-18 hours. Would it be possible that the wrasse cleared the tank of ich? The foxface is swimming around alot more and has never flashed or shown signs of itching. I don't have a quarantine set up and it would be insane to break down the tank to quarunteen all the fish now. Should I just keep a close eye on all the fish? Nothing else shows signs of ich.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hi i would just keep a very close eye on every thing and see how it settles down.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
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As said, I would just watch them closely. Also, make sure you are feeding them well - lots of variety and nutrition. Hopefully, they will fight it off
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #4
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Do you have a UV steriliser?
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #5
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I bought a UV steriliser after an extreme break out in my tank and i have never had a problem since. It was very reasonably priced too.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:09 PM   #6
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I don't have one. He seems alot better today. He even tried to eat something. It was poop but atleast he's trying. So I threw some flakes in and he got one. I bout some seaweed in garlic. He hasn't eaten any of it but I'll leave it in and see what happens.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:23 AM   #7
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I don't think the ich will cure itself, you will need to take steps to remedy the situation
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:03 AM   #8
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I'm not saying it will cure itself, but if the parasites were eaten before the reproductive part of their life cycle, then maybe I'll be in the clear. It happened before with my old coral beauty. Then I got a cleaner wrasse and a cleaner shrimp and no other fish was infected after that. And it's been months. I'll keep my fingers crossed for now. I'm hoping to avoid a tank tear down.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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Well it's been about 7 weeks and still no signs of ich coming back. Gotta give credit to my little cleaner wrasse, Wizard.
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Hi that's great news How is the foxface doing now? Eating well?
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