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Old 12-19-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Ich outbreak :(!

Hey guys I woke up this morning and turned on my tank light and to my suprise (unpleasantly) just about every fish in my tank has white spots all over it.

I have had these guys for at least a month now, most of them 3-6 months. So far they are still eating well, so maybe they will be able to kick the parasite, but in case they don't I want to be prepared to try and save them. I also have inverts in the tank so I was trying to think of ways to treat this properly without killing them.


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The inverts will not host ich. You will need to set up a QT, ASAP. While your QT is setting up, soak thier food in garlic extreme. Keep in mind, this will not solve the problem, but it may help their immune systems, to help them fight off any secondary infections.
What are you water parameters?
Salinity/temp as well.
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Here is a good article to read about ick. Here is another about treating it.

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Where or what Garlic Extreme are people buying?

Secondly. How long do you keep your fish in QT? Beyond the dot's going away for xx Days?
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You`ll treat your fish in the QT. Your main needs to be fishless for 8 weeks to break the life cycle of the parasite.
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This is where I get my Garlic it does NOT cure ich, but it helps to boost their immune systems. I agree with mel, you have to treat in a QT, using hyopsalinity or copper, and leave the tank fishless for 8 weeks. It is typial for ich to drop off at night, where the fish sleep, then each spot can reproduce up to 1000 more, that will reattach to the fish.
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