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Old 12-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #11
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Ok, so the spots I was concerned with are still there, and there are no new spots/symptoms.

Salinity is up to 1.022.

I hope I'm just being paranoid (this wouldn't be the first time) so how long would I have to wait before I should feel it is safe and the ich is completely gone?

Puffer is still eating like a champ and the flashing hasn't been as noticeable for the last few days.

Picture is difficult because the puffer usually has his tail clamped up so I can only see the dots when he spreads out his tail which is usually for a split second and in an awkward angle. I can try but I doubt it will be a clear picture..
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
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You won't kill the ich with an SG of 1.022. you need to bring it down to 1.009 and keep it there.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:02 PM   #13
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Not sure if you saw the first page or not thincat

I had it at hypo for 6.5 weeks, I started this thread after starting to bring the salinity back up.
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This is a thread on Marine Ich on our local reef society website. Very good information and a couple of different viewpoints. Give it a read

ICH IN MY REEF TANK - Greater Iowa Reef Society - Greater Iowa Reef Society Discussion Forums - Public Forums - General (Hobby Related)
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Not sure if you saw the first page or not thincat

I had it at hypo for 6.5 weeks, I started this thread after starting to bring the salinity back up.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #16
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I think you need to verify if this is really Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans).

The parasite has been known to have a longer life cycle than the 30 days we all assume. Also
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Highly aberrant strains have recently been found thriving in hyposaline environments in Taiwan (Yambot et al., 2003).
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So perhaps the treatments that Innovator suggested are in order if you cannot do another round of Hypo.

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:18 PM   #17
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I want to know for sure that it is ich again before I use copper I think.

It definitely was ich the first time (before the hypo) just not so sure about now.

It's been about 12 days and the same 2 spots are there, no additional spots, and the flashing has completely stopped.

How long would you leave it so that I am sure it isn't still ich?
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Two weeks and you will know for sure if there any additonal spots or not.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:06 AM   #20
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Thanks Cmor that's what I was looking for.

I'm going to give it until this weekend and if there are no changes at all I'm going to move the puffer back into the DT.

The spots could have always been there since I wasn't checking the puffer too closely when he was in hypo... As soon as I started raising the salinity I started checking very closely and that's when I noticed the spots.
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