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Old 03-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #31
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1.009 is full hypo.Must be measured with a refractometer ,not hydrometer
Very good advice. It must be 1.009.
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Removed individual cases to their own thread. This thread for general discussion of the ich parasite and treatment.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #33
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So, I'm starting to think that maybe it was not ich. My quarantined clownfish has been isolated for about 3 weeks. The powdery fuzz (looked like bread mold to me which is another reason I suspect it was not ich) that he had on his nose cleared up a couple days after he was isolated without any chemical intervention. I have seen no return of symptoms anywhere on his body, and his behavior has been normal (very actively swimming, no rubbing or darting, accepting food at every feeding). I am wondering how much longer I should keep him in quarantine before I return him to the DT. The guy that I bought the tank off of said that he has not added any new organisms or rock to the tank in quite some time, and that he has never had any issues with ich before. I kinda feel that the clown may have been immunocompramized after having survived in the overflow for 6 weeks and that may have made him susceptible to some sort of parasite. After building his strength a little, I think he fought it off.

Is this newbie being naive?
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soo i have a question
how do i get rid of ich?
all of my fish died of it and today i saw one of my crabs dead out of its shell and
will the live rock, turbo snails, anemone or electric blue crabs host the ich?
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at this point since you have no fish in your tank just leave it fishless for 6 to 8 weeks and the ich will die without a host. the crabs and snails are not effected by ich and are not a host for ich.
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soo i have a question
how do i get rid of ich?
all of my fish died of it and today i saw one of my crabs dead out of its shell and
will the live rock, turbo snails, anemone or electric blue crabs host the ich?
There is a lot of info out there already. I just read this one:

http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/...ths-facts.html

As far as I know, marine ich is only a fish disease. None of those things listed will die of ich. Those things can have ich on them if they were kept in a tank that had ich, but the parasite itself dies in about a month without a fish host. Your crab either molted and that is the shell you see, or it died of something else. I think I read your other string, and it seems that you had a lot of issues going on with your tank. Let it sit fallow without fish for 6 weeks or so and then it will be safe to add a new fish. Take this time to set up a quarantine tank.
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So, I'm starting to think that maybe it was not ich. My quarantined clownfish has been isolated for about 3 weeks. The powdery fuzz (looked like bread mold to me which is another reason I suspect it was not ich) that he had on his nose cleared up a couple days after he was isolated without any chemical intervention. I have seen no return of symptoms anywhere on his body, and his behavior has been normal (very actively swimming, no rubbing or darting, accepting food at every feeding). I am wondering how much longer I should keep him in quarantine before I return him to the DT. The guy that I bought the tank off of said that he has not added any new organisms or rock to the tank in quite some time, and that he has never had any issues with ich before. I kinda feel that the clown may have been immunocompramized after having survived in the overflow for 6 weeks and that may have made him susceptible to some sort of parasite. After building his strength a little, I think he fought it off.

Is this newbie being naive?
Any thoughts on this? It has now been 4 weeks symptom free in quarantine. I think I'm going to move him soon. The QT might be doing more harm than good. It is still cycling so I have had a little issue wih ammonia and have been doing lots of large water changes.
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