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Old 01-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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ich hippo tang

my hippo tang has ich what should i do?
help please
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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it is inhumane to let it live with ich.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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blue tang has ich

help please tell me what i can do to make that blue tang ich free.

what are reasons why they get ich?

how do i get rid of it?
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IME I use garlic in the water and on the food. I have never lost a SW fish due to ICH and I don't quarantine, unless the fish is getting stressed by the other fish. When I stocked my 180 and spotted the first signs I added so much in the water (a little at a time) I could smell it. Every time I fed the tank, I would soak the food, with a squirt for the tank. After a couple of weeks and a couple of water changes all was right. now if I see a fish scratch it's self I put garlic on the food for 2 or 3 days.

From the advice from a high end LFS owner. He said ICH was like the common cold, It's always around and you catch it when your immune system is compromised. Moving a sick fish to a QT tank adds to it's stress. Stress=Ich.
I've been told on this site that garlic won't cure ICH. Garlic Extreme works for me.
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IME I use garlic in the water and on the food. I have never lost a SW fish due to ICH and I don't quarantine, unless the fish is getting stressed by the other fish. When I stocked my 180 and spotted the first signs I added so much in the water (a little at a time) I could smell it. Every time I fed the tank, I would soak the food, with a squirt for the tank. After a couple of weeks and a couple of water changes all was right. now if I see a fish scratch it's self I put garlic on the food for 2 or 3 days.
From the advice from a high end LFS owner. He said ICH was like the common cold, It's always around and you catch it when your immune system is compromised. Moving a sick fish to a QT tank adds to it's stress. Stress=Ich.
I've been told on this site that garlic won't cure ICH. Garlic Extreme works for me.
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If it was me I would QT the tang and treat with hypo. Here are some links that explain.

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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yeah definetly get a quarentine tank or hospital tank ASAP. the way to get rid of the ich is to remove all fish into a QT of some sort for maybe a month or two then the ich parasite has nothing to feed on and it will die off.
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I highly agree with quarantine and garlic doesn't kill ich, it just provides a boost to the immune system as it does for many terrestrial animals including humans. Having parasites is far more stressful than acclimating it to a quarantine.
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From the advice from a high end LFS owner. He said ICH was like the common cold, It's always around and you catch it when your immune system is compromised. Moving a sick fish to a QT tank adds to it's stress. Stress=Ich.
I've been told on this site that garlic won't cure ICH. Garlic Extreme works for me.
Please take the time and read some of the articles melosu58 posted.
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