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Old 10-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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ich one tiny blue tang

I've got a tiny blue tang with ich. She's really stressed and not swimming, not eating. just sitts on the bottom.

Im stuck... I don't have access to a fish store to buy copper sulfate for 12 hours or so. should i try a freshwater dip or will it kill her given how stressed she is already?
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Mmm, If he/she is not eating i would do a fresh water dip. But if he/she is already really stressed, The survival rate is quite low. Hopefully the freshwater dip does good, if you can catch he/she easy with minimal stress, It might be ok.

Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Fresh water dip would be the best option IMO.
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I would suggest adding some nori, making sure nothing is picking on it, and leaving it be. My little one in my 180, had a little bit of ich, and after a few days it disappeared. I will do a fallow period after Christmas, although I hate the idea. Dont do a FW dip though, give it high oxygen water, good water parameters, and lots of food.
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I personally would not do a FW dip. Never seen any good come from them. Have you tried dried seaweedas someone earlier mentioned. I would do some PWC`s to make sure your water parameters are in check.
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If she has ich she is stressed regardless. I would perform a 2-10min. fw dip and put into qt. I would then begin hyposalinity.
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I agree with the hyposalinity

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If she has ich she is stressed regardless. I would perform a 2-10min. fw dip and put into qt. I would then begin hyposalinity.
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I really appreciate everyone's input. thanks soo much!

I chickened out on the FW dip. She was lying on the bottom, looking dead and i couldn't bear to put her through any more stress.

Two days ago I put her in QT with hyposalinity, 82 degrees, and a copper formalin complex.

the same day i bought some Garlic Guard (or something like that) and soaked some frozen brine shrimp in it. I sqirted a little bit in front of her with a dropper and she went NUTS for it. Ever since shes been eating well and exploring her QT a little rather than playing dead. She's still really shy but I'm sure that normal.

Roka64: she's pretty little. Minus her tail, she'd fit on a Canadian nickel.
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I dont think you can do two treatments at once. Either hypo or formalin from what I understand. You dont want both IMO
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