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Old 05-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Ich hippo

I wonder if anyone can send me images of a hippo with Ich?
I'm a bit lost as to if this fish has it.
Looks like air bubbles on him maybe 8 small
He's in reef so what could I treat him with ?
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Moved to Sw sick fish forum. Read these on the parasite

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


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

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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What treatment besides garlic flakes can I safely put in with my corals
Will the Ich on the Hippo kill ALL fish?
I have two blood shrimp and two cleaner shrimp and a sand Gobi
I can't net the Hippo
I have 7 fish
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Tear the tank down and net it
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Garlic flakes wont do anything to the parasite. You`ll need to QT your fish and treat.
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I have heard of using kick Ich
Metronidazole ... There must be some treatment I can use to treat the tank with Ich meds. I'm feeding garlic flakes doing weekly water changes. I can't net the Hippo I've tried. What about UV sterilizer ?
My concern is for my corals I have a lot of coral and few fish.
Hippos are bad for Ich
I won't replace the hippo because of that.
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There is NOTHING that can cure Ich and allow the corals and inverts to live. (PERIOD).

IMO hyposalinity is the best method. When the hypo is done, the display tank if ready for fish again.

I tore down 185 pounds of LR to get all my fish out a 125g tank to do a Hyposalinity treatment in a 30 gallon QT.


Read the articles that were linked about the life cycle of that parasite. Once it is in your tank the only way to eliminate it is to remove all fish for 6 - 8 weeks.

Here's the article on Hyposalinity.
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Ich looks like small salty grains. If you google it, there are lots of pics. They don't look like bubbles. Before you start treating anything you need a positive idea of what the disease is. Unfortunately the meds and treatments that actually work aren't reef safe. Reef safe meds, in most folks experience, dont work.
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There is NOTHING that can cure Ich and allow the corals and inverts to live. (PERIOD).

IMO hyposalinity is the best method. When the hypo is done, the display tank if ready for fish again.

I tore down 185 pounds of LR to get all my fish out a 125g tank to do a Hyposalinity treatment in a 30 gallon QT.

Read the articles that were linked about the life cycle of that parasite. Once it is in your tank the only way to eliminate it is to remove all fish for 6 - 8 weeks.

Here's the article on Hyposalinity.
Reef safe meds don't work PERIOD
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I just tried one last month. Waste of time
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